Mental Health

Transformative change

Mental health is fast emerging as a worldwide challenge, and the ambit of the crisis extends beyond existing medical science. We need accelerated scientific advancements, active policy measures, and intentional resources to tackle this crisis. Work in this area supports organisations facilitating research to advance the human understanding of severe mental health conditions. Additionally, in order to expand the number of people receiving mental health care, small grants are made to organisations providing direct therapy and relief.



Mental health plays a central role in how people relate to life. Good mental health has a direct impact on people’s ability to make decisions, maintain or improve their quality of life, and subsequently create a healthier society.

Access to treatment, prevention, diagnosis, and recovery is important. Just as it is vital to reduce stigma around mental health and actively promote mental health treatment. A convergence of medical practices and deep tech interventions could build a strong foundation upon which mental health can be effectively managed and treated.

2022-23 2021-22 2020-21


₹25 Lakhs


₹1170 Lakhs


₹305 Lakhs


₹10 Lakhs

Grantees in this field

Resources in this field

October 10, 2023

IE | Mansukh Madaviya inaugurates Centre for Brain and Mind at NIMHANS

The Centre for Brain and Mind was launched in collaboration with National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) with the contribution of Rs 100 crore from Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies. National Institute[...]
July 4, 2023

Press Release: NCBS Launches Rohini Nilekani Centre for Brain and Mind

An outcome of the INR 100 Crores grant given to NCBS and NIMHANS to further long-termresearch and build capacity for both research and practice in the mental health field. Bangalore,[...]
April 2, 2023

ToI | Mental health needs more funding: Rohini Nilekani

Rohini Nilekani, the chairperson of Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies Foundation, which, earlier this week, had announced a grant of Rs 100 crore for Nimhans and NCBS ‘Centre for Brain and Mind’[...]