Hi, We’re Bijoyful

A faith-based non profit foundation in Kalyan-Dombivli (Maharashtra). We are 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 the community, 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

(MPhil, PG Diploma in Counselling, TISS & IIMC Alumni)

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 mental health problems thrive in the company of each other for they are understood, supported, free of stigma and encouraged to seek treatment and rehabilitation.

Now I am excited to extend my learnings of 13 years in Sale and Marketing roles (across Henkel, Marico, Apollo and Future group) and 3 years in the space of Consulting and Entrepreneurship to setting up a Nonprofit organization for young people suffering from mental health problems.

We have launched the first community mental health care centre in Kalyan, Thane, Maharashtra and have started offering support, rehabilitation and treatment for young people on a membership model.

Sebin Parackel

(MSc in Psychiatric Nursing, Certified Trainer of NIMHANS)

I have been teaching psychiatry for past eight and a half years and I’m still learning every day. I feel committed to mental health, especially at grass root level where an affordable long-term care can be delivered to underserved people and communities affected by mental health problems.

In my experience of working at mental health, de-addiction wards of  KEM, Sion and Nair Hospital, I could provide psychiatric nursing care, diversion therapy, process recording, ECT care, mental status examination, drug management, compliance, follow-up, personal hygiene along with psychoeducation about mental health condition to patients, caregivers and their families.