The state of Uttarakhand has just seven government psychiatrists for a population of over 10 million people.
Project Burans is a community based organisation working to improve mental health provision in rural and impoverished areas of Uttarakhand to address this stark care gap.
The project trains primary healthcare workers, conducts home visits and treatment plans, runs activities for community sensitisation and facilitates peer-to-peer support networks.
Burans is a highly effective and comprehensive mental health service. As a result of its comprehensiveness and its organic growth over several years, the model is complex and multifarious and can be difficult to articulate simply.
As part of our journey together, we're capturing and consolidating 'the Burans way' - not just what the project does but the unique way they do it. By capturing the project's essence in this way, we can then begin communicating it to the audiences needed to help secure funding and support.
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A community based organisation working to improve mental health provision in rural and impoverished areas of Uttarakhand