Sharing best practices and inspiring hope for people living with mental illness in India

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 3:28pm

Rita and Sanjay Seth, founders of the Sambandh Health Foundation in India, visited Connections Halifax last summer. The Seths were in North America to visit five community mental health programs. Their goal was to identify a successful model that could be replicated in Delhi. This new model would be developed and funded jointly by government and the Sambandh Health Foundation.  

Staff and consumers at Connections Halifax shared best practices, outcomes and the magic that comes from seeing consumers recover and live satisfying lives in the community.

The Sambandh Health Foundation chose the community support model used by Connections Halifax to replicate in Delhi. Nancy Beck and Catherine Slone, Connections Halifax, recently travelled to India to share more about the principles and practices embodied at Connections and the services delivered.

Over the next 12 to 18 months, the focus of the Sambandh Foundation will be on developing the first pilot of the Connection Halifax model in Delhi, with the view of replicating the model in other communities throughout India.