Vidyasagar Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Allied Sciences, Nehru Nagar, New Delhi

Vimhans – Ashiana’ Senior Living Outreach Project Outline

Both organizations work on a shared goal

Both organizations work on a shared goal - Support residents of Utsav senior living at multiple locations of Ashiana Housing for attaining better quality of life and work on preventive and promotive physical and mental health



Monthly visits conducting group sessions on diverse themes. Voluntary participation of residents. Topics of interest to the residents.


Scope of activities

  • Preventive & Promotive Health (Physical & Mental)
  • Support for Mental Health
  • Specialty medical camps/consultations
  • Coping and Expressive Arts
  • Research and data collection

Intended beneficiaries

Residents / Professionals / Ashiana team


Some examples of group sessions themes include

Art / Music / Relaxation Training / Brain Gym / Cooking / Laughter Therapy

Some examples of group sessions themes include

Art / Music / Relaxation Training / Brain Gym / Cooking / Laughter Therapy


Duration of Project

Started in mid 2014, with 6 monthly reviews. Research component built in from 2017. Data collection in progress on 3 domains

  • Quality of Life
  • Depression
  • Cognitive Health

Project managed jointly by both organizations

MIS Project

THE AIM of the MIS project undertaken with VIMHANS was to enable the school to be self-sufficient in delivery of the basic services in the area of social and emotional development of the students.

In the school setting, late childhood and early adolescence are critical moments for building skills and positive habits as it is in this period that the brain undergoes second and most important spurt of functional growth.

The objectives of the project are

  • Early detection of academic and behavioural issues
  • Prevention of certain behavioural issues through training and psycho-education of parents and teachers
  • Positive skill building in adolescents to empower them to deal with modern day life styles
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Data collection as indicative of the efficacy of the program.

The Methodology of the Delivery

Series of workshops were conducted at the school for parents as well as for the teachers.

Teachers trainingon weekly basis on the delivery of the life skills issues with the middle school students were given.

Individual cases were addressed as referred by both Health Center and the School teachers and specific need based intervention were given accordingly.

A detailed blue print of the psycho-social development (both positive as well as negative behavior) of students were mapped using standardized scales.

Early detection of academic and behavioural issues were identified using standardized scales and individual and group interventions were planned and implemented as per the needs of the students


  • Dual Projects In youth services –Informative and Interactive website
  • Online & offline training and clinical applications for Child and Adolescent issues to cater for Teachers / Counsellors as well as students.

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