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.
DR. SAUMYA GOYAL: FOUNDER & MANAGING PARTNER
Saumya is a clinical & organizational psychologist and focuses on the importance of emotional wellness across generations & genders. She holds a PhD in psychology, and is a Gold Medalist with dual Masters in Management and Psychology, post her Bachelors in Engineering. She has been in various corporate roles and founded WEQIP™ with an aim to destigmatize mental health. She regularly writes and blogs on women’s issues, parenting, and emotional health issues. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org
MS. JOLLY VIN: NUTRITIONAL MENTOR
With her strong background in Genetics & Cell Biology, Jolly is a practitioner and advocate of healthy nutritional choices. Her approach is rooted in India’s ancient system and is complemented with modern scientific details. She provides nutritional guidance to the team and mentors us on our programs on ‘Healthy Body-Healthy Mind’.
MS. VIRA KOMARRAJU: SPIRITUAL MENTOR
Vira Komarraju is a postgraduate in communication & journalism with a master’s degree in English literature. She also holds a master’s in applied psychology and is a Karuna Reiki Master. She heads ReikiUrja – a holistic and clairvoyant healing space. She believes in the healing power of goodness, love, and compassion. A freelance writer for various newspapers and magazines, her publications include poems, short stories and articles
MS. JYOTHI REDDY: ACADEMIC MENTOR
Jyothi is the founder of Acme Learning. She believes in the holistic approach to child development by providing a happy, caring, and secure environment in which every child can develop uniquely and is motivated & encouraged to reach his/ her full potential. She is the educational mentor for us and guides us on developing programs for children.
MS. RADHIKA ATLURI: SOCIAL MENTOR
An MBA graduate, Radhika has a decade of experience in initiating & operating NGOs. She has been instrumental in developing Carniveli (formerly Navionics) Foundation and in setting up several innovative programs to build and support infrastructure & resources for Government schools/ orphanages. She is the social mentor for us and guides us in designing our social programs.