The principal organizational units of Directorate of Health Services (DHS) and Institute of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (IPHB) are key departments working in the direction of provisioning and administering of health services and in order to raise the quality, extend accountability and carry out the services fairly, effectively and courteously. The Directorate of Health Services primarily seeks to provide preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitative health services to the people through primary health care approach which has been accepted as one of the main instruments of action for development of human resources, accelerating the socio-economic development and attaining improved quality of life.
SANGATH is a non-governmental, not for profit organization committed to improving health across the lifespan by empowering existing community resources to provide appropriate physical, psychological and social therapies. Established in 1996 in Goa, Sangath has been developing and evaluating mental health interventions to be delivered through existing public systems for over 25 years. We contribute to public health through path-breaking community research and interventions that strive to address the pressing mental health treatment gap within the country.
The Psychiatric Society of Goa is a non-governmental organization of psychiatrists and other mental health professionals in the State of Goa that has been working closely with the community in matters related to mental health. Established in 1989,it has focused on training and skill development of its members to enhance their care and delivery of psychiatric services to their clients. It has also been actively involved in the promotion and awareness of mental health issues to the general public in order to destigmatize mental illness and build a positive attitude towards seeking psychiatric aid.
Antarman Centre Goa is a multi-disciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists and counsellors providing a range of mental health care services across the life-span. Outside of the govt., Antarman with its presence in Panaji, Vasco , Margao & Ponda is the largest mental health service in Goa. Besides diagnostics, assessments and psychopharmacology, our strength is delivery of psychotherapy / counselling services by high quality professionals. In addition to clinic based services we conduct corporate talks, school seminars, teaching workshops and group therapies.
COOJ Mental Health Foundation (COOJ) is a registered Charitable Trust that works towards promoting mental health in Goa. Since its inception in 2000, COOJ has been tirelessly reaching out to people who have been affected with issues surrounding mental health or disability. COOJ envisions a just, humane, healthy and more tolerant society wherein every individual regardless of their level of ability is given the opportunity to achieve his/her full potential thus enhancing individual respect and dignity through better quality of life. We operate projects under 4 major mental health needs: Psychosocial rehabilitation, Suicide Prevention, Geriatric & Dementia Care and Community Awareness and outreach.