Emotion Express II
Team Project Mumbai hopes each one of you is safe and healthy. The second wave of the pandemic has shaken us all to our core and yet we continued to be resilient, kind to ourselves and compassionate towards others. From March to May 2021 you sent us ways of coping with your helplessness, anger, grief, sadness, uncertainties…. This compilation serves as a source of strength for the entire community. May being mental health awareness month, we present to you #emotionexpress 2.0 our mental health guide for the community by the community.
#Young Minds For Mental Health
#Adolescentmentalhealth has been a passion space for Project Mumbai. Our adolescent mental health initiative – #TheSmilingSchoolsProject, already in its second year, reaches out to approx. 10,000 adolescents across the #MumbaiMetropolitanRegion. Since the lockdown has affected the #studentadolescentcommunity so much with all the #uncertainties around exams, school ending, beginning of college, searching for jobs/internships, and navigating through one’s emotions, we thought it would help to have a mental health safe space for youth – a space where they can share their narratives as well as receive some primary level training in #peersupport and #mentalhealth so that they can help themselves and their friends around.
With this in mind, we bring to you #youngmindsformentalhealth
where Project Mumbai will be facilitating a peer support initiative for adolescents (14 – 17) and young adults (18-21)
If you are in the above age groups and are interested in being part of such a peer support group do write in to us at email@example.com with your age, contact details, and reason for wanting to join the support group.
- It will require a commitment of 10 hours across the months of March, April, and May ( 1 hour a week)
- We will be accepting 15 young minds in each age group on a first come first serve basis
- At the end of the 10-hour peer support and training, each person will receive a Certificate of Completion from Project Mumbai
What you can also do it using the power of social media, genuineness, and courage, we would be privileged to receive 1-minute long videos from you on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, where you share how you’ve been making meaning of the last one year with respect to school, college, work, family, friends, relationships and the self. Share your stories on social media platforms by using the hashtag (#) #youngmindsformentalhealth and tag (@) @project_mumbai. This in turn will be reshared/posted by us on the Official Project Mumbai social media pages. Through this, YOU can help us make mental health conversations more visible.
#mentalhealthforall #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthawareness
#emotionalwellbeing #mumbaikeliyekuchhbhikarega #projectmumbaiforbetteliving
#Emotion Express Part 2
The past year has been challenging for all of us. Last year around #worldmentalhealthday we brought to you #EmotionExpress – our step towards creating a storehouse of coping resources created by the community for the community, and curated by mental health professionals. You participated and how! It is with gratitude that we bring to you #EmotionExpress 2.0
Let us all come together to share our coping mechanisms with each other.
What helped YOU be or feel okay or make meaning of your journey? We invite you to share all the stories that have helped you cope emotionally during this time and help us build part 2 of this incredibly unique resource. We are excited to compile and share a comprehensive tool book based on all your resources in the month of May which is celebrated as #mentalhealthmonth
Please remember – Age no bar, Language no bar. We want to hear about your individual resilience strategies as well as what you do among friends and within families to make the present times manageable!
While you share your mental health strategy on social media, please don’t forget to tag @project_mumbai and use the hashtag #EmotionExpress
We hope these next two months are full of shared learning and knowing that we are a strong human community.
#EmotionExpress #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthforall #mumbaikeliyekuchhbhikarega #projectmumbaiforbetterliving #selfcare #mentalhealthawareness #indiaformentalhealth #emotionalwellbeing
300 DAYS OF FIGHT AGAINST COVID 19
A journey reflected through this infographic –showcases ProjectMumbai’s journey across various initiatives – how we raised and utilized a whopping 27 Crore Sixty Four Lakh Sixty One Thousand and Eighty-Nine Rupees directly impacted lives of over 45 Lakh people across 24 states in India, co-founded an amazing initiative called KhaanaChahiye to feed the needy, made the country’s largest donation of Two lakh PPE kits to Mumbai’s doctors and ten Thousand to the Mumbai Police, with its army of citizen volunteers supported Senior Citizens with free delivery of food, grocery,
and medicines, launched and are successfully operating three Mental Health Helplines ( reaching out to 12 crore residents of Maharashtra) Vanity vans for women cops, and a dashboard of Hospitals for Non-COVID Patients, just to name a few. Our fight against COVID 19 has not ended. Several new initiatives have now taken up and would be announced soon.
OUR COVID-19 RELIEF STORY CONTINUES
GRATITUDE– In March, when the first few cases of COVID 19 surfaced in Mumbai, and even before lockdown took place. #projectmumbai had begun its on-ground initiatives reaching out to vulnerable groups. And yes, the need was huge. Some of you may recall that in June, we had shared our first on-ground impact report. It also gave us a moment and time to step back and assess the spread of the initiatives we had worked on.
In the first hundred days, from March to June, through our various initiatives, we had succeeded in reaching out to over 45 lakh people. That was then.
This infographic summarizes our work in the subsequent hundred plus days. From July to December. A phase when we began helping bring Mumbai back on its feet. Much has changed since July. And much hasn’t either. Our zeal to reach and be available for all those in need remains as strong. We believed in the power and impact of collaborations then. We are even more resolved about it now.
The infographic is evidence of the spread and scale of the initiatives that have continued since July. All this has been possible primarily because of the army of citizen volunteers who has selflessly, tirelessly, and unconditionally stood by us. Grateful to each one of you. Gratitude also to the fantastic partner individuals and organizations. The collaboration has only made the city stronger and all of us more confident of the ability of a collective good. Thank you each one of you. We do off our hats to our donors. Individuals, those who came through crowdfunding platforms, and the institutional leaders. Your generosity enabled us to put food on so many plates, quench so many parched throats and provide emotional wellbeing to those in need during these challenging times. And kept us going and doing our task on hand.
Work that also led #projectmumbai being awarded the #UnitedNationsSDGSolidarityActionAward2020, for ‘the humanitarian work during COVID 19’. Only fifty organizations globally were chosen for this honor, Project Mumbai being one of them. Our promise is that we shall continue to be within reach. To whomsoever and as many. People. Communities. Situations.
On behalf of the entire team at #ProjectMumbai–a BIG Thank you.
As we at #projectmumbai like to say—#MumbaiKeLiyeKuchhBhiKarega
Stories that Inspire
Not all heroes wear capes. Some cycle around in the midday sun while others climb walls to deliver food during the lockdown. Here are some of many stories of the valour, warmth and determination of Project Mumbai’s volunteers.
The year 2020 brought with it unprecedented changes
to our normal world. Every sphere of life changed or had to adapt to a virtual platform. One crucial sector that had to adapt 360 degrees and is still making meaning of this “new normal” is the school system.
Principals and teachers had/have to undergo continuous training and professional development to bring education online, parents had/have to manage the adjustment of children to virtual education and students had/have to make new meaning of school and learning. More importantly, each of these stakeholders had/ have to cope with the loss of physical schooling which means no meeting friends and colleagues, no being in physical spaces such as classrooms and canteens, and no clarity of when things go back to how it was.
With the aim of telling your stories on a larger platform and sharing your inspirational stories, we bring to you #storiesfromschool
We want to hear from you!
How did the pandemic affect you?
How did you adapt?
What steps and strategies did you come up with to take care of yourself and each other?
Who did you go to for help?
What did you miss?
Where did you receive support from?
Participants can share their anecdotes on email at
Stories can be shared in a language of your choice and through various forms of expression ( art, poetry, song, story etc.) Or you can put up your stories on social media by tagging @project_mumbai and we will reshare your post and/or story
Do not forget to use the hashtag #storiesfromschool
And mention if you are a student, teacher, principal etc.
The world is going through such tough times. We can all benefit from some motivation and inspiration and feeling of solidarity in these times of struggle. What you share, Team Project Mumbai will compile into a coping resource and this will be circulated among schools across the country.
Let’s amplify your voices and show the world your strength over the last year!
#mentalhealthforall #mentalhealthmatters #indiaformentalhealth #projectmumbaiforbetterliving #mumbaikeliyekuchhbhikarega #emotionalwellbeing #mentalhealthawareness
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