Gender and Mental Health

Gender and Mental Health
Gender and Mental Health

Gender and Mental Health

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 Gender and Mental Health | An Online International Winter School Program | A Three-Day Immersive Online Certificate Training Course | February 2024 | IMPRI #WebPolicyLearning

#IMPRI Gender Impact Studies Center (GISC), IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute, New Delhi, invite you to #WebPolicyLearning

An Online International Winter School Program
A Three-Day Immersive Online Certificate Training Course

Gender and Mental Health

Details of the #WebPolicyLearning:
Dates: 13 – 15 February, 2024
Time: 6 – 8 p.m. IST
Platform: Zoom

Course Fee:  INR 4000 (inclusive of GST)
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For Professionals: ₹3000 | For Students: ₹2500
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Welcome to the IMPRI Gender Impact Studies Centre’s Online International Winter School Program on Gender and Mental Health! Taking place from February 13th to 15th, 2024, this groundbreaking event is designed to create a dynamic platform for global dialogue and learning on the intricate interplay between gender dynamics and mental well-being. As the virtual doors open to participants worldwide, our aim is to foster a rich exchange of ideas, experiences, and research findings that will contribute to a deeper understanding of the unique challenges faced by different genders in maintaining optimal mental health.

Our program features an impressive lineup of international experts, renowned scholars, and practitioners who will share their insights during engaging keynote sessions, interactive workshops, and panel discussions. Participants can anticipate exploring a wide range of topics, including the impact of cultural norms, societal expectations, and gender-based violence on mental health. The Winter School also provides a unique opportunity for networking and collaboration, allowing attendees to connect with like-minded individuals from diverse backgrounds, fostering a global community committed to advancing gender-sensitive mental health practices.

Whether you are an academic, professional, or advocate, this Online International Winter School Program promises to be a transformative experience, equipping you with valuable knowledge and perspectives to contribute meaningfully to the ongoing discourse on gender and mental health. Join us as we embark on this journey of exploration, collaboration, and empowerment to create a world where mental well-being knows no gender boundaries.

Program Themes

  1. Understanding the Landscape
  2. Challenges and Strategies
  3. Action and Advocacy

For Whom

Young professionals engaged in mental health discipline, students and common citizens interested in knowing basics about the situation relating to mental health and how gender is a key determinant of the same, how the domain of mental health can take into account the experiences of women.

Benefits of Taking the Course

Participants would:

• Learn from globally and nationally renowned thematic experts and practitioners

• Gain first-hand insights and networking opportunities

• Get course outline and reading list from the experts for learning

• Get access to session videos for 15 days

• Receive a certificate of completion

• Have the opportunity to publish their essays on the IMPRI Insights Blog, which features the articles of eminent people from around the globe.

Upon successful completion of the program, each participant will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

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Program Experts

Chair: Prof Vibhuti PatelVisiting Distinguished Professor, IMPRI


Prof M Manjula, Professor, Department of Clinical Psychology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro. Sciences, Bangalore.

Prof Anuradha Sovani, Psychologist and Psychotherapist. Professor and Head, Department of Psychology, SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai.

Prof Mala Ramanathan, Professor Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies, SCTIMST, Thiruvananthapuram.

Dr Aparna Joshi, Assistant Professor, Centre for Human Ecology, School of Human Ecology, TISS Mumbai.

Dr Meenu Anand, Associate Professor, Department of Social Work, University of Delhi.

Prof Vibhuti PatelVisiting Distinguished Professor, IMPRI.

Dr Cicilia Chettiar, Associate Professor & HOD at Maniben Nanavati Women’s College, Mumbai.

Dr Varudhini Kankipati, Director & Co-Founder Inner-Connect; Counselor at National Academy of Legal Studies & Research (NALSAR) University Hyderabad.

Ms Sangeeta Rege, Director of CEHAT; Visiting Senior Fellow at IMPRI.

Prof Gummadi Sridevi, Professor, School of Economics at University of Hyderabad; Visiting Professor, IMPRI.
Dr Simi Mehta, CEO & Editorial Director, IMPRI
Dr Arjun Kumar, Director, IMPRI

Ms Priyanka NegiResearcher, IMPRI
Vaishali SinghResearch Program & Editorial Associate (Visiting)

Program Time Structure

Program Time Structure
Gender and Mental Health
An Online International Winter School Program
A Three-Day Immersive Online Certificate Training Course
13 – 15 February, 2024 | IMPRI #WebPolicyLearning
Day 1: 13 Feb 2024 (Tuesday) | Understanding the Landscape
6:00 – 6:10 PMOpening Ceremony, Women and Mental Health in India: An OverviewProf Vibhuti Patel
6:10 – 6:40 PMOpening Keynote Address: Mapping the Intersection of Gender and Mental HealthProf M Manjula
6:40 – 7:20 PMMaking Gender Sensitive Mental Health Accessible and AffordableDr Aparna Joshi
7:20 – 8:00 PMPerspective on Gender and Mental HealthDr Meenu Anand
8:00 – 8: 15 PMParticipants IntroTeam
Day 2: 14 Feb 2024 (Wednesday) | Challenges and Strategies
6:00 – 6:40 PMIntersectionality in Mental Health – A Comprehensive ApproachDr Cicilia Chettiar
6:40 – 7:20 PMMental Health: Instigating thought about existing realities in our social fabricProf Anuradha Sovani
7:20 – 8:00 PMAvailability of Data for an Examination of Mental Health IssuesProf Mala Ramanathan
Day 3: 15 Feb 2024 (Thursday) | Action and Advocacy
6:00 – 6:40 PMMental Health and Wellbeing-A Right Based ApproachProf Vibhuti Patel
6:40 – 7:20 PMGender Differences in People Seeking and Processing Psychological CounselingDr Varudhini Kankipati
7:20 – 8:00 PMGender based Violence and Mental HealthMs Sangeeta Rege
8:00 – 8:15 PMFeedback session & concluding remarksProf Vibhuti Patel

Participants List & Details

Participants List and Details
Gender and Mental Health
An Online National Winter School Program
A Three-Day Immersive Online Certificate Training Course
February 2024 | IMPRI #WebPolicyLearning
Aasthaba JadejaStudentBA Socio KC collegeMumbai
Afrin khanM.A last year studentUniversity of MumbaiUniversity of Mumbai campus vidyanagri Santacruz
Aishwarya KhadepsychologistmindtalesPune
Alka PagareResearch ScholarRabindranath Tagore UniversityMumbai
Ameeka Shereen LoboResearch FellowCentre for Chronic Disease ControlGurgaon
Amritha MJInternVcanThrissur
Arushi RawatUndergraduate studentIndraprastha College for WomenDelhi
Atreyee DasTeaching FellowTeach For IndiaDelhi
Caroline CStudentRoyal Holloway University of LondonUnited Kingdom
Chetan S.VPhD studentDepartment of Liberal Arts IIT HyderabadBangalore
Chitra IyerPart Time TrainerThe Nudge InstituteAhmedabad
Dr MehjabeenPsychologistvision high mental health wellnessBangalore
Dr. Anavisha BanerjeeAssistant ProfessorBharati College (University of Delhi)New Delhi
Dr. Lovely SrivastavaAssistant Professor, Department of Community MedicineParul University, Ahmedabad Homoeopathic Medical College, GujaratAhmedabad
Dr. Ojaswini TrivediProgram Coordinator- Health and ViolenceSociety for Women’s Action and Training InitiativeAhmedabad
Dr. Snehal NeelDoctor, Counsellor, EducatorAbhivyakti Health & Education ServicesPune
Dr. Subhrajyoti Mukherjeepsychological counselorConsultantKolkata
Farha QureshiExternal ConsultantIndian Institute for Human SettlemetsDelhi
Gautami TeraiyaMasters in women studies studentS.N.D.T women’s UniversityMunbai
Immanuel Lalsanhim KeivomPh.D. StudentAmity University, NoidaGreater Noida
Japnoor KaurStudentDelhi Public schoolChandigarh
JIJILA MKPhD ScholarDepartment of Women’s StudiesCalicut University
Jyoti DeviResearch scholarCentral University of Himachal Pradesh dharamshalaJammu
Mala ChhedaProject CoordinatorVacha Charitable TrustMumbai
Malavika GoyalManagerBreakthroughNoida
Ms. Jayatree BuragohainResearch Scholar (PhD)University of DelhiNew Delhi
Neha AroraProject CoordinatorBodhanaBokakhat
Nihalika YadavStudentPost graduate in Political Science from University of LucknowLucknow
PooraniProgram ManagerVizhuthugal Social Education and Development TrustChennai
Priyamvada SinghPostgraduate StudentO.P. Jindal Global UniversityDelhi
R. SivaranjaniResearch ScholarVellore Institute of technologyVellore
Rameez Ahmad SuddenAcademic officerDistrict Institute of education and trainings, Baramulla. KashmirBaramulla
RASHMI SAHUStudentTata Institute of Social SciencesMumbai
Rehmat AroraStudentBA Hist Stephens DUDelhi
Renu KhandelwalAsst professorRoyal College of Arts, Science and Commerce Mira roadThane
Saaz SahaniHR leadGully ClinicMumbai
Sangeeta SenguptaStudentTata Institute of Social Sciences, GuwahatiGuwahati, Assam
Shruti NaikCounselling PsychologistNAHyderabad
Shweta SinghResearch ScholarUniversity of AllahabadDelhi
Sinjini RoyAssistant Professor of SociologyDr.A.P.J Abdul Kalam Government College , NewTown, Rajarhat, Kolkata.Kolkata
Snehil RathoreState Consultant MHPSSUNICEF ChhattisgarhRaipur
Subhrasmita SandilyaResearch Project ManagerSwiss Learning exchangeGuwahati
Sukhdev GhoshCounsellorPlutos MindHyderabad
Sushma V MurthyAssociate ProfessorChrist UniversityBangalore
Syed Suleman AdilStudentJain UniversityBangalore
Tamogni DasPhD scholarTata Institute of Social SciencesKolkata
Yagna ParmarDirectorVacha Charitable TrustMumbai

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13/02/2024 @ 06:00 PM to
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