SECTOR: Disability
SUB SECTOR: Mental Health
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 50 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations:
Location(s): Work in progress.
Issues Addressed:
Work in progress.
Supported by:
Work in progress.
Key Trustees:
Antara has not disclosed the names of their trustees. Please contact Mr. Thomas John ( for details.
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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Antara Hospital is a 200 bed approved psychiatric facility in West Bengal. It is the largest non-profit mental health facility in India. They had over 40,000 out-patient visits and over 1,600 in-patient admissions this year.

Some of their 2012-13 activities were as follows:

  • Child Guidance Clinic: This clinic is for children below the age of 16 years suffering from childhood mental health problems. The clinic is open Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. They also work with adult and geriatric psychiatry, as well as chemical dependency and general medical needs.
  • Local Health Improvement Scheme: This programme covers patients below the poverty line in villages around Antaragram. There are currently 651 patients covered under this scheme. They receive medical consultation and medicines at Rs10 per visit.
  • Counselling: Clients requiring psychological counselling on an outpatient basis attend this clinic for individual and family counselling, as well as IQ tests, relaxation therapy, and cognitive behaviour therapy.
  • Dispensary: The dispensary at Antaragram OPD distributes psychiatric drugs as well as general medical drugs at a much lower rate.
  • Satellite Clinics: Located in Kolkata at the Mar Thomas Church, Nabojibon Centre, St. Gabriel’s Boys’ Hostel, and the Antara White Cross Bari.

Rehabilitation Programmes: They have two homes in Antaragram accommodating 17 female and 18 male residents. They also have a home with a kitchen and garden for mentally challenged people going through treatment, which currently houses 15 patients. Their residential and non-residential homes have libraries and vocational training programmes in the area of technology and crafts.

4 cr
4 cr
Source : Audit Report 2013