Lecture cum Seminar on POCSO Act

As part of 25th Year Celebration of DANA, a special programme will be areanged at DANA on 26th May, 2024.


Lecture on POCSO ACT
Speaker: Dr Sujit Sarkhel, Editor, Indian Journal of Psychiatry.
Moderator: Dr Gautam Bandyopadhyay, Head & Professor of the Dept of Psychiatry, Calcutta Medical College.

Sunday, 26th May, 2026.

Workshop cum Training on ‘Day to Day Mental Health’

An Workshop cum Training on ‘Day to Day Mental Health’ will be organised by DANA startung on Saturday, the 25th November, 2023. The course will be a combination of Online (4) and Offline (8) classes on Satarday evenings and Sundays pre-noons and post-noons. The course-fee is Rs 2600. Onterested persons may contact DANA 9051252231 between 12 and 8 pm for registration. Ms Pallabi Mukherjee 9830679890 is also available for information, if any.


Day to Day Mental Health

Class 1 , Saturday, 25.11.2023 ( online )
7 -7:30 pm
7:30-9:30 pm
In search of identity ( adolescence crisis)
Speaker : Dr. Anirban Roy
Moderator : Dr. Amit Chakraborty

Class 2 , Sunday 26.11.2023 ( offline )
11 am to 1 pm
Deviations of Adolescents with focus on addictions
Speaker : Dr. Sayandip Ghosh
Moderator : Dr. Tultul Ghosh
1.30pm to 3:30 pm
Managing problems of adolescents
Speaker : Dr. Tultul Ghosh
Moderator : Dr. Sayandip Ghosh

Class 3 , Saturday, 2.12.2023 ( online )
7:30-9:30 pm
Men are from Mars,women are from Venus
A study in communications and relationships.
Speaker : Dr. Gautam Bandyopadhyay
Moderator : Dr. Amit Chakraborty

Class 4 , Sunday 03.12.2023 ( offline )

11 am to 1 pm
Repairing the broken nest : Marital counselling Speaker : Dr. Amit Chakraborty and Ms. Ratna Mitra
Moderator: Mrs. Bandana Mukhopadhyay

1.30pm to 3:30 pm
Love and Sex
Speaker : Dr. Amit Chakraborty
Moderator: Mrs. Bandana Mukhopadhyay

Class 5 , Saturday, 09.12.2023 ( online )
7:30-9:30 pm
Midlife Crisis
Speaker : Mrs. Pallabi Mukhopadhyay and Mrs. Suvra Banerjee Pal .
Moderator : Dr. Sheila Banerjee

Class 6 , Sunday 10.12.2023 ( offline )

11 am to 1 pm
Warground Workplace
Speaker: Mrs. Pallabi Mukhopadhyay
Moderator : Mrs. Bandana mukhopadhyay

1.30 pm to 3:30 pm
Speaker : Mrs. Bandana Mukhopadhyay and Ms. Suvra Banerjee Pal
Moderator : Mrs. Pallabi Mukhopadhyay

Class 7 , Saturday, 16.12.2023 ( online )
7:30-9:30 pm
The Twilight years – problems of the elderly and elderly care
Speaker : Dr. Sayandip Ghosh and Mrs Ratna Mitra
Moderator : Dr. Gautam Bandyopadhyay

Class 8 , Sunday 17.12.2023 ( offline )
11 am to 1 pm
accepting the final eventuality
Speaker : Dr. Amit Chakraborty
and Mrs .Ratna Mitra
Moderator : Dr. Amal Kumar Mullick

1:30 to 2:30 pm
Presentations by participants

2:30 to 4 pm
Valedictory Session

Course Fee : 2600 /-

World Mental Health Day 2023

Dr Subhamita Moitra, a researcher in the field of Neuro Psychology has observed:

While the entire world observes Mental health day on 10th October, there are dark corners in every segment of the world where people are suffering from mental health issues!
In this twenty first century, when messages are sent faster than feelings are evoked, “mental health” is still differentiated from “health”, it still doesn’t come under the coverage of health itself. Definitely, the developed countries have managed to provide a better mental health support infrastructure and have appreciably established mass mental health awareness. But the developing countries are still struggling!
Apart from the socio economic crisis, there are many other challenges which somehow subside the need of mental health to be recognized as one of the top priorities in developing countries. Neither the level of awareness nor the policies are adequate. Though the Mental health act was revised and reformed in 2017 in India, there is still a paucity of appropriate policy and insurances for providing optimum health care in case of mental health. Even most of us don’t know about our rights as citizens of the country when it comes to mental health issues. We don’t speak out because we feel ashamed or hesitant to say that “I have mental issues”, as a result of which, the crisis remains unattended leading to a sharp increase in number of OPD visits, hospitalization and other mishaps across cross all ages and socio economic strata worldwide (including India). Therefore it’s high time to talk about our feelings, our sorrows, our challenges.
But it’s not easy to talk about ourselves. Since childhood, we learn to take care of others but not ours! We seek happiness in others but we never ask ourselves “am I happy”. Of course, it doesn’t mean that we must not think for others. But it means that we should take care of others as well as ours. On this World mental health day, let us plan to build together some small scale support systems where our near and dear ones can seek help. This system doesn’t need a medical or occupational expert, it can simply be a group of people who can be silent listeners, to whom people can express themselves without the fear of being judged. The assurance of not being judged and all personal information being protected can make a person feel safe to express grief, anxiety, dark desires and many more. Can we do it…?

Happy World Mental Health Day to one and all

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World Mental Health Day 2023

“Our minds, our rights”
World Mental Health Day 2023 is an opportunity for people and communities to unite behind the theme ‘Mental health is a universal human right” to improve knowledge, raise awareness and drive actions that promote and protect everyone’s mental health as a universal human right.

‘Mental health is a universal human right”

Like previous years, on the occassion of World Mental Health Day, DANA will organise an interactive programme at its Hall on 10th October at 5 pm. All are welcome to participate on this year’s theme ‘Mental health is a universal human right”.

Suicide Prevention Day Programme

DANA organised an Audience Programme entitled “Ehono Anek Ache Baki” on the occassion of World Suicide Prevention Day on Sunday, the 17th September, 2023 at the Pacschimbanga Bangla Academy Auditorium, Kolkata. The speakers were Dr Amit Chakraborty,Psychologist Dr Gautam Bandyopadyay,Psychiatrist, Dr Nilanjana Pal,Psychiatrist, Shri Parcheta Gupta, Writer abd Shri Sanjit Sengupta, Teacher and Activist. A special audio play on the theme of Suicide Prevention was presented by Shri Soumitra Basu and his troupe (Antarmukh). The Moderatator was Smt Ratna Mitra.
More than 200 people attended the programme snd many participated in the interaction at the end.

Audience Programme on Suicide and its Prevention

On the occassion of World Suicide Prevention Day, DANA is going to organience a Special Audience Programme on Suicide and its Prevention on Sunday, 10th September, 2023 at 6 pm at the Paschimbanga Bangla Academy Auditorium within the Rabindra Sadan Complex, Kolkata.

Eminent Pschologists, Psychiatrists, Educators, Literary persons and activists in the field of Suicide Prevention will attend the Programme. The speakers will include Dr Amit Chakraborty, Dr Gautam Bandyopadhtay, Dr Nilanjana Pal, Dr Soumitra Basu, shri Pracheta Gupta and others. There will also  be an interactive session.  The programme will be moderated by Ms Ratna Mitra.

All interested persons and DANA’s associates are cordially invited.

AGM of DANA 2023

  1. AGM 2022 23 DANA’s Annual General Meeting 2022-23 was held on 26th June, 2023 at DANA’s premises. The meeting was chaired by the President Dr Amal Mullick, Annual Report was presented by the Secretary Dr Sayandip Ghosh and Auditor’s Report was submitted by the Treasurer Mr Pranab K Moitra. Around 40 General and Associate Members were present in the meeting and participated in the discussion on the past and future activities of DANA.

6-week Training Course on Child & Adolescent

  1. The next Training cum Workshop on Child Development entitled “Child & Adolescent : Challenges & Outcomes” will be organised by DANA on offline-online mode beginning on Sunday 30th April and culminating on 11th June 2023. Classes will mostly held on Saturdays and Sundays between 7.30 and 9.30 pm. Interested persons may contact DANA (9051252231) between 12 & 8 pm for registration. Course fee Rs 2000.

Workshop on Mentally Challenged Children and adolescents

DANA organised a day long workshop on Mentally Challenged Children and Adolescents and Therapeutic Intrventions for them on 19th March, 2023. It was attended attended by 40 persons which included professionals, teachers, special Educators  and guardians. The speakers were Dr Anirban Roy and Ms Tanushri Das. Ami got others who spoke and I treated were Dr Amit Chakraborty, Dr Gautam Bandyopadhyay, Dr Sayndip Ghosh, Ms Lily Chakraborty and Biswajit Bhunia. The audience felt the need for periodic workshop and training programmes for empowering parents of Special Children to handle their kids.