Ashadeep (Assam)
SECTOR: Disability
SUB SECTOR: Mental Health
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 25 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations:
Location(s): Work in progress.
Issues Addressed:
Work in progress.
Supported by:
Work in progress.
Key Trustees:
Mr. Bhaskar Barua, President Mr. Mukul C. Goswami, Secretary
Mr. Vijoy Patir, Treasurer Mr. Ronojoy Sen, Member
Mr. Pabindra D. Choudhury, Member Dr. Jolly Baruah, Member
Ms. Leeta Hazarika, Member Mr. Ashok Jhuria, Member
Sector Comparison:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 78.3% Highest: 99.6% Lowest: 39.3%
Average: Rs2 cr Highest: Rs12 cr Lowest: Rs1 lac
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Ashadeep was formed by a family who had overcome the challenge of having a schizophrenic family member. Ashadeep offers psychosocial rehabilitation to individuals and families whose lives are impaired by a mental disorder.

Some of their programmes were as follows:

  • Day Rehabilitation Centre: The Day Rehabilitation Centre caters to individuals with intellectual disability and associated disorders and persons recovering from mental illness. During the year, the centre was conferred an award for Education and Human Enrichment in the category of ‘Special Education’ for the year.
  • Navachetna: The major activities of project ‘Navachetana’ are to offer care, treatment and rehabilitation to homeless women with mental illness and to re-integrate them with their families. The process of rehabilitation in undertaken in stages at two Homes. During the year, 56 women were admitted out of which 5 were re-admitted due to relapse; 50 women were re-integrated with their families and the community.
  • Udayan: Caters to homeless men with mental illness wandering in the streets of Guwahati. Ashadeep in collaboration with the Government of Assam set up Udayan Home. It is a 40- bed home for the rehabilitation of homeless men with mental illness. During the year, 37 homeless men with mental illness were admitted and provided with treatment.
  • Out Door Psychiatric Facility (OPD):  Providing the marginalized with easy access to mental health intervention is the prime objective of the Free Outdoor Service located in Ulubari, near the Guwahati Railway Station. It has been observed that many individuals who visited the OPD had issues which could be tackled through counselling. During the year, a total of 840 reviews were carried out and 115 new patients registered in the OPD.
  • Community Mental Health Programme:  The major aim of this programme is to facilitate systematic developments in the community whereby, mental health is included in the health care delivery at primary level. This programme is being implemented in Sipajhar and Mayong blocks through local partner agencies SATRA and Morigaon Mahila Mehfil respectively. A total of 586 individuals have been enrolled in this programme.
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Source : Audit Report 2014