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By Jaya Srinivasan A few months ago, I had the opportunity to attend a workshop on Social Role Valorization (SRV). Conducted by the Keystone Foundation, this workshop mainly featured participants who worked with people with disability: caregivers, professionals, founders of organisations, and parents. Interestingly, most of the participants were women, perhaps highlighting their involvement in the sector and the significant role they play in caregiving in their families. [caption id="attachment_4054" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Source: Keystone Institute India[/caption] My introduction to SRV came through a colleague, who learnt of it at a workshop on community mental health late last year, where he represented the citiesRISE...

An article by Jaya Srinivasan, Manager - Clients at Ennovent   I completed six months working in mental health this September. As someone with no previous educational or professional background in mental health, I have learnt a great deal in the process. I have met several inspiring people with diverse opinions, ranging from what would be considered the conservative to the radical. My opinions have been challenged, and my understanding of the “normal” turned on its head. I continue to grapple with the definitions of mental illness and what it means to have mental well-being. For many of us, mental health is an...