Help us treat our mentally ill residents by sponsoring the part salary of a Psychiatrist Social Worker for a month, INR 4500


Since 1993, The Banyan has been an integral part of the chain of care for people with mental illness in Chennai. The projects have changed the lives of several people by providing services to support them in reaching their definition of recovery.

How It Works

• Over the years, The Banyan has rescued several people from the streets.
• They have lost everything when they are found and rescued from the streets.
• The Banyan becomes their home and provides them with as many comforts as possible to make their stay a nurturing one.
• This donation will partly support the salary of a Psychiatrist who works at the Banyan


• 1 month – Duration for which the donation will help in partly funding the salary of the Psychiatrist
• 1,500 – Number of people who have been rescued from the streets
• 5,000 – Total number of people whose lives have been changed through these projects.

Donation Option Break-up cost in INR
Psychiatrist Social Worker’s part salary 4500.00
Remaining salary is covered by other donors 0.00
Unit Price 4500
Total 4500
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Unsung Heroes
The Banyan is about people, the homeless women who make it their home, the clients at out OP clinics, Day care Centre and our unsung heroes – Our staff. For 18 years the staff at The Banyan has not only provided care and treatment but has taken on the roles of sisters, mothers, confidantes and friends of the residents. The Banyan family is incomplete without its staff members. While each member of our staff contributes to the well being of our residents, none do it more ardently than our Psychiatric Social Workers.
An average stay of about six months within The Banyan would ensure that most of the residents are in a stabilised condition both psychiatrically and physically and ready for discharge. Counselling is necessary in order to tackle unresolved conflicts, procure details on original environment pertaining to relationships, prior mode of treatment, work skills, status in family/community.
They provide interpersonal counseling services, helping patients, family members, and caregivers learn more about mental disorders and the best ways to cope with them. Specific problems are identified & recorded.The main goal of most psychiatric social workers is to help patients live and work in society with the highest degree of independence possible.

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