@ BTM Layout
A Community Centre for Mental Health Promotion
The NIMHANS- Centre for Well-Being @ BTM Layout
Changing lifestyles, urbanization and the consequent narrowing of close community and
family ties, stressful job situations, pressures on young people and loneliness among
elders have been some of the mental health challenges in the last few years. Mental health
professionals are handling more and more people with problems of daily living in the
context of work, studies, marriage and relationships. Preventive services in the area of
mental health in India and even across the world, are still in their infancy and are too few
for the demands of today.
To fill this gap, NIMHANS is launching an innovative mental health promotion initiative by stepping out
of the institution and locating itself within the community, to address mental health promotion in
the city of Bangalore.
The centre has evolved based on the concept of a mind gym where people `workout’ their minds,
their ability to cope and enhance resilience in themselves. The centre has evolved based on the concept of a mind gym where people `workout’ their minds,
their ability to cope and enhance resilience in themselves. A gym for promotion on physical
health works on the concept of improving health to prevent disorders, help combat
problems related to lifestyle and develops a good physique. The Centre for Well Being will
serve as a `gym’ for mental health focusing on developing balance, increasing healthy coping
skills and preventing psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety and substance use. It will
also help couples, youth and children develop concepts of positive mental health.
The Centre will be a hub for information, training and counseling related to various aspects of positive
mental health and minor mental health concerns. It aims at providing services for prevention of mental
health and substance use disorders in a friendly ambience by expert mental health professionals.
The NIMHANS- Centre for Well-Being was inaugurated on the 10th of October, 2011 by Mr. Suresh Kumar,
Minister for Law & Parliamentary Affairs, Justice and Municipal Administration, Government of Karnataka
and Mr. S.A. Ramdass, Minister for Medical Education, on behalf of the Hon’ble Chief Minister of
Karnataka, on the occasion of World Mental Health Day.
NIMHANS Centre for Well Being
1/B, 9th Main, 1st Stage, 1st Phase, BTM Layout
Bangalore - 560076
Call or Message Mobile Phone Number - 9480829670
Landline Number- (080) 26685948
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