Events

International Men’s Day

Raising awareness about the health of men  

International Men’s Day (IMD) is an annual international event celebrated on the 19th of November is not just a gendered day but a day where all issues affecting men and boys can be addressed.

Anu Aggarwal Foundation, like many other charities worldwide, is running awareness campaign around men’s mental health.

We have joining us:

ANURAG MAIRAL, STANFORD, CALIFORNIA

ACADEMIC STAFF -CARDIOVASCULAR medicine

SAM BAGRS, SWEDEN

Poet, free thinker

DANIEL DOR, iSRAEL

Singer, Singwriter, Musician

Time ; 9.00 pm IST

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What issues does men’s day seek to address

International Men’s Day seeks to address many different issues surrounding mens mental health. This is supported by men, women and organisations in over 60 countries across the globe. In the UK, the focus of the International Men’s Day supports raising the awareness of the following:

– The high male suicide rate across the world

– The educational challenges that face both men and boys at all stages of life

– Men’s health, their shorter life expectancy and the fact that they suffer from workplace deaths at a much higher rate than women

– Male violence, and the fact that males are also victims to things such as rape, sexual exploitation and domestic violence

– The challenges faced by men as parents, especially as single parents or parents that do not have a good relationship with the Mother of their children. There is also focus on Fathers rights

– Male survivors of violence or abuse, including domestic abuse

– The negative portrayal of men in the media and beyond. This includes male stereotypes that are used by well-known brands in advertising campaigns

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World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day 2020

The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word ‘crisis.’ One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger – but recognise the opportunity. –

John F. Kennedy

“Kindness makes you the most beautiful person in the world, no matter what you look like.” – ..

Why is kindness important

Kindness improves our quality of life in the workplace as well as in the community. It brings people together. Doing good for others feels good. Showing kindness to others is just as rewarding as receiving it from someone else.

Everyone is affected by an act of kindness. Kindness is contagious and you never know just how big of an impact a small gesture of kindness can have.

Kindness improves our quality of life in the workplace as well as in the community. It brings people together.

Doing good for others feels good. Showing kindness to others is just as rewarding as receiving it from someone else.

Stop and think before you talk or act (Is it true? Is it necessary? Is it kind?).

Remember to laugh throughout the day. Spreading joy is its own act of kindness.

Lead by example

Always remember your manners. Our parents taught us them for a reason, please make sure to use them. Thank you. Others will follow your lead.

Put an end to petty criticism. Remember the saying, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all”? Try to keep it positive.k

Awareness of our own emotions is key here and that can be developed.

me with skim children – respect, considerations, show they are of value, that they matter. This is human positive psychology.

Welcome new employees with open arms. Take a moment to introduce yourself to new employees and get to know them. We’ve all been the new person at one point or another, so make sure you’re doing your part to make them feel welcome and part of the team. After all, they may be the future of our company and our next goodwill ambassadors.

Recognize one another’s strengths; not weaknesses. A pat on the back can go a long way. I have never met a person that doesn’t like to feel appreciated.

Be kind to others. Always remember that even though you may work in a different department, we are all in this together.

Now is your moment: Spread a little joy, make a difference in someone’s day, and remember to always be kind!

How it has helped us:

We have been helped by somebody being kind …

We will talk about Why you should be kind and not mean

In devastating times of covid

In an increasingly interconnected world, crises throw up profound questions for us all – as individuals, communities, organisations, societies, nations, and indeed, as the human race. From climate change to religious polarisation, from the refugee crisis to COVID-19, humanity is being

Many such resources are springing up in a grassroots manner across India and around the world. In addition to this wealth of resources, YourStory presents a compilation of 60 quotes on how to frame, accept, interpret and overcome a crisis.

A time of crisis is not just a time of anxiety and worry. It gives a chance, an opportunity, to choose well or to choose badly. –

Desmond Tutu

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Fighting COVID_19 by Food Supply

Hunger in times of Covid

The COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing lockdown have caused widespread devastation on several levels. The poor and the downtrodden in Dharavi in Mumbai, Asia’s most densely populated slum are affected severely. Not only are they at the highest risk of contacting the virus but also faced with hunger. Their livelihoods have been shattered and they have no means to support themselves. They are unable to have even one proper square meal a day.
AAF has been unswervingly engaged with taking proactive measures for residents of Dharavi. Anu has joined forces with Acorn Foundation that is providing meals and essentials support to such families in Dharavi. They are inviting people to lend a helping hand by contributing to meal packets that are distributed among the hapless people there.
The kit comprises wheat flour, rice, three types of pulses, turmeric, chilli and spices packets, edible oil, onions and potatoes as well as bathing and detergent soaps and toothpaste.
Donation of INR 650 feeds a family of five people for a week
And a donation of INR 1,300 feeds a family of five for 15 days.
A contribution of either would go a long way in helping the helpless battle hunger and despair.

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Fighting COVID-19 Pandemic

The need of the hour on Urgent and Important basis.
Distributing handmade, double-layered AAF face masks to the vulnerable.

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Suicide – Prevention at the grass roots Level

The number of deaths fro. Suicide is on the rise with the highest level rate of suicide in the world in young girls in India. Most of us can hardly imagine the suffering that precedes suicide and the pain left in its wake. When the person who dies is young, the devastation is even more profound. The public, however—including most parents—remains disturbingly unaware of the prevalence of suicide among young people. This is in part because, until recently, there was virtually no public health policy on the subject; in part, because society is reluctant to discuss both suicide and the mental illnesses most directly responsible for it; and in part, because there is a pervasive belief that suicide is highly idiosyncratic in nature and therefore neither predictable nor preventable. Unlike oncologists and cardiologists, who know that certain types of tumours or heart disease radically increase the likelihood of death, psychiatrists and psychologists tend not to think of mortality rates in the context of psychiatric illnesses. This has led to considerable confusion, as well as to an underemphasis on how much is actually known about suicide from a clinical and scientific point of view. In fact, we know a great deal.

 

There are drugs like lithium etc but Anu who worked in the psychiatric ward of Lady Harding’s Hospital as a part of her MSW has seen the effects of ECT on a schizophrenic case and was devastated as that really is not the answer. This led her to study naturopathic and holistic approaches which Anu personally delivers and that is what AAF employs for prevention so that balance of mind can be obtained. She believed we start young to train the mind with positive affirmations for a healthy life.

All donations are 80 G tax-exempt, tax-free
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World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day on 13 Nov.

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Suicide – Prevention at the grass roots Level

The number of deaths fro. Suicide is on the rise with the highest level rate of suicide in the world in young girls in India. Most of us can hardly imagine the suffering that precedes suicide and the pain left in its wake. When the person who dies is young, the devastation is even more profound. The public, however—including most parents—remains disturbingly unaware of the prevalence of suicide among young people. This is in part because, until recently, there was virtually no public health policy on the subject; in part, because society is reluctant to discuss both suicide and the mental illnesses most directly responsible for it; and in part, because there is a pervasive belief that suicide is highly idiosyncratic in nature and therefore neither predictable nor preventable. Unlike oncologists and cardiologists, who know that certain types of tumours or heart disease radically increase the likelihood of death, psychiatrists and psychologists tend not to think of mortality rates in the context of psychiatric illnesses. This has led to considerable confusion, as well as to an underemphasis on how much is actually known about suicide from a clinical and scientific point of view. In fact, we know a great deal.

 

There are drugs like lithium etc but Anu who worked in the psychiatric ward of Lady Harding’s Hospital as a part of her MSW has seen the effects of ECT on a schizophrenic case and was devastated as that really is not the answer. This led her to study naturopathic and holistic approaches which Anu personally delivers and that is what AAF employs for prevention so that balance of mind can be obtained. She believed we start young to train the mind with positive affirmations for a healthy life.

All donations are 80 G tax-exempt, tax-free
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Mental Health Awareness Drive

Mental Health Awareness Drive for Wellbeing

 

Let’s catch the problem at the bud – Part of our education system

Mental Health Awareness programmes in schools are the need of the hour as we see that the persistent and disabling nature of psychiatric stigma has led to the establishment of global programmes to challenge the negative stereotypes and discriminatory responses that generate social disability, but these initiatives are rarely evaluated or even recognised. We have seen, through Anufunyoga the effectiveness of school-based interventions with young people aged 12-16 aimed at increasing mental health literacy and challenging negative stereotypes associated with severe mental illness has had a largely successful result.

Awareness about mental health is crucial AAF work relentlessly to develop it. We celebrate events like Mental Health Awareness Month which provides a timely reminder that mental health is essential and that those living with mental health issues are deserving of care, understanding, compassion, and pathways to hope, healing, recovery, and fulfilment.

 

Types of mental illness

  • mood disorders (such as depression or bipolar disorder)
  • anxiety disorders.
  • personality disorders.
  • psychotic disorders (such as schizophrenia)
  • eating disorders.
  • trauma-related disorders (such as post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • substance abuse disorders

 

We have seen that shows that short educational workshops can produce positive change in young people’s views of mental illness. However, more robust evaluations are needed to assess the long-term impact of both short and integrated whole-school approaches to increasing mental health literacy across the globe.

Come join us.

 

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Fighting COVID_19 by Food Supply

Hunger in times of Covid

The COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing lockdown have caused widespread devastation on several levels. The poor and the downtrodden in Dharavi in Mumbai, Asia’s most densely populated slum are affected severely. Not only are they at the highest risk of contacting the virus but also faced with hunger. Their livelihoods have been shattered and they have no means to support themselves. They are unable to have even one proper square meal a day.
AAF has been unswervingly engaged with taking proactive measures for residents of Dharavi. Anu has joined forces with Acorn Foundation that is providing meals and essentials support to such families in Dharavi. They are inviting people to lend a helping hand by contributing to meal packets that are distributed among the hapless people there.
The kit comprises wheat flour, rice, three types of pulses, turmeric, chilli and spices packets, edible oil, onions and potatoes as well as bathing and detergent soaps and toothpaste.
Donation of INR 650 feeds a family of five people for a week
And a donation of INR 1,300 feeds a family of five for 15 days.
A contribution of either would go a long way in helping the helpless battle hunger and despair.

Read more

Wellbeing Summit (Webinar)

Wellbeing Summit (Webinar)

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