During this pandemic, we identified two broad groups who have been adversely impacted in terms of access to mental health services and support. These are people who have faced gender-based violence, and people who are from the queer and trans community in India. We understand that there is often an overlap between both these groups, and we hope to reach as many people as possible and support them in their journeys of care for themselves.
Mithra Trust is working with Saahas
, a project that supports survivors of gender-based violence, and trans rights activist Jo, to ensure that The Meh Kit reaches those who need it the most.
Mithra Trust was launched in 2018, to provide mental health information, and tools, in a way that a trusted friend would. The Meh Kit India's first self-discovery toolkit was produced with support from a crowd-funding campaign in 2019 and has since then shipped across the county! With this current campaign, we aim to provide 150 kits to support those who have been adversely impacted by the pandemic and cannot afford mental health support. The Meh Kit is not a replacement to therapy, it contains tools to help individuals support themselves to ride out their lows.