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On 26th December 2017, a roundtable conference on mental health was organized by Paripurnata Halfway Home in collaboration with Jadavpur University to discuss the research findings of Mr.Mahendrasingh M Sengar (a social activist and researcher) on the subject of Status of Mental Health in West Bengal. It was attended by all prominent non-government organizations, academicians and researchers from Jadavpur University and Calcutta University. Shri.Jogen Chowdhury an eminent artist and Rajya Sabha Member along with Smt.Chandrima Bhattacharya (Minister of State, Health and Family Welfare Department) have blessed the occasion and expressed the requirement of integrated work by all important stakeholders on the subject of Mental Health which led to the conception of West Bengal Forum for Mental Health. The forum is primarily a platform of caregivers (parents and close relatives of mentally ill patients) are the members of the forum. The forum is following the path of Late Dr. K. L. Narayanan to build a movement to bring the subject of mental health on the forefront in the society as well as at the policy and implementation level of the state government to address the challenge in a collective manner.

our inspiration

our leadership

Shri. Jogen Chowdhury

Artist & Rajyasabha Member

Mentor and Advisor of the WBFMH

The Steering Committee of the Forum

Shri. Prabir Basu

Secretary, Paripurnata

Dr. Jyotirmoy Samajdar

Psychiatrist & Secretary, Manas

Prof. Joydeb Majumdar

Director, Jay Praksah Institute of Social Change

Mr. K. Vishwanath

Social Worker and Secretary, Mukti

Mr. Mrityunjoi Mitra


Mrs. Rotraut Roy Chowdhury

Psychoanalyst & Managing Trustee, Tarun Sinha Memorial Trust for Promotion of Mental Health

Mr. Siddhartha Sinha


Mr. Mahendrasingh M. Sengar

Mental Health Activist, Researcher, Caregiver and Convener of West Bengal Forum for Mental Health (WBFMH)