Hi, We’re Bijoyful

A faith-based social enterprise in Kalyan-Dombivli working with people recovering from mental health problems, their families and caregivers. Every day our team of psychiatrist, psychiatric nurse, psychologist, counsellors and social workers provide treatment, support and rehabilitation to people affected by severe mental health problems.

Our community mental health services are underpinned by a Holistic Recovery Programme. Based on modern principles of self-management and empowerment, it offers a methodical way of achieving recovery by focusing on all areas of life.

Bijoyful is committed to providing help, support, advice and friendship for all our client group in Kalyan Dombivili, including caregivers, and because we feel so strongly about this, we will take responsibility ourselves wherever necessary to ensure that they will not have to cope alone

Our Founders

Bijo Joseph

I am so fascinated by individual’s identity (who you are), destiny (your purpose/ calling) and infinite ability to contribute to others by going beyond self. Early on, I fell in love with the idea of community-led support, where people affected by depression and related issues thrive in the company of each other for they are understood, supported, free of stigma and encouraged to seek treatment and therapy.

Sebin Parackel

I have been teaching psychiatry for past eight and a half years and I’m still learning every day. I am fascinated by telepsychiatry and it potential to make long-term support convenient, affordable and readily-accessible to underserved people and communities affected by depression. This offers sustainable ways to access mental health speciality care.

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Membership Services

Mutual support: Bijoyful Recovery Centre Kalyan offers support, practical help, and the opportunity to share experiences, make new friends and  campaign on mental health issues. Membership holds the networks together  and gives participants a voice in how we move forward.

Training and recreation days: Bijoyful offers a range of training and recreation days which are often free to members.

Information: We provide a range of quality fact sheets, leaflets and booklets on  a number of different subjects including the latest treatments, rights, benefits,  accommodation issues, etc.