Life Surfers is a social enterprise focused on Upskilling Mental Well-being to bridge the mental health care gap in India. We create community based tertiary mental health support system through Peer Mental Health First Aid Trainings , with special focus on Young Adult Mental Health and Psychologist Fellowships. We help create an ecosystem of inclusive and accessible mental healthcare with psycho social support. We understand and strongly believe that mental health is not an individual but a social, cultural, economic and political problem. Therefore, our work reflects the respect, empathy, dignity and compassion we maintain in all our training and interactions.
Snigdha is a Psychotherapist and Mental health Educator. She is the founder of Life Surfers, and
Founding Member of Bharatiya Counselling Psychology Association and Lets Talk (COVID mental health crisis support Helpline). Through Life Surfers, she is actively engaged in her passion project of Trained Mental Health Peer Support (Peer Mental
Health First Aid) in college campuses and workplaces across India.
She strongly believes and
works towards, capacity building for improving mental health care gap in India, therefor focuses on
community based tertiary mental health support systems through training of lay persons in Mental
health Support Skills and education and development of skills in Psychologists.
Her core areas of work are Training lay persons in
Mental Health Support Skills, Counselling, Psychologist Education, and improving Young Adult Mental Health with focus on upskilling mental wellbeing by enhancing emotional and behaviour health and psycho education, improving mental health literacy, nurturing safe spaces, providing trained mental health peer support and improving help seeking behaviour.
She has training and expertise in Cognitive and Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapies, Clinical
Hypnotherapy. Snigdha has training in CBT from The Beck Institute, Philadelphia, USA and is a certified Corporate Social Responsibility Trainer from Indian
Institute of Corporate Affairs, under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, India.
Snigdha is an avid reader, music lover, a passionate cook and social activist. She actively supports capacity building and awareness on Gender Equality & Mental Health. She runs a Mental Well-Being YouTube channel to help build awareness on connecting mental health and quality of life.
For all speaking and community engagements please email – https://linktr.ee/lifesurfers
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Life Surfers is born out of sheer passion to help people have better mental health. Mental Ill-health is a loss of human potential. Continued mental health problems impact people’s decision making, everyday adjustments, productivity, relationships and social behavior.
High stigma, misinformation and high treatment gap, make it a very lonely journey for someone already struggling with Mental Ill-health. Add to this the impact their struggle has on the family, caregivers, peers and friends.
Prevention, management and coping with mental health problems can be done very effectively with learning emotional , behavioural and thought skills. Therefore Life Surfers is about Upskilling Mental Well- being. We have Gurgaon, India based Psychologists also.