India is home to more than 1.35 billion people and over 200 million suffer from mental illness sometime during their lifetime. Unfortunately, out of these only a few ever muster the courage to talk about it and reach out for help. Why? Because mental illness is still considered a stigma, a shame, a humiliation, and a big stain on one’s personality. We have a long way to create a culture which considers mental illness for what it is – an illness.
We at WEQIP are driven by the philosophy that ‘Mind is part of the body too’ and we need to take care of it as much as our body. In line with this, we are dedicated to creating platforms and driving initiatives which bring people together to acknowledge, talk about, and address the elephant in the room.
WEQIP’s formal journey began in 2017 with a women-partnered, women-mentored, & woman-led team. It’s an exciting time for us as we continue to grow, learn and work towards building an ecosystem which gives importance to emotional wellness in all the spheres of life.