Ashadeep mission is to initiate and strengthen interventions for persons with mental disorders and their families in the North Eastern states of India, in an attempt to achieve a life of better quality for them.
Anjana and Mukul Goswami, with like minded people, formed Ashadeep in 1996 to take care of people with mental disorders as the rehabilitation facilities. There were no mental health rehabilitation facilities available in Assam and the North East during that time. People had to go to Kolkata or Bangalore, which was not affordable for all.
Founder Mukul Chandra Goswami had a traumatic but positive experience of taking care of and rehabilitating his sister suffering from Schizophrenia. Mukul Goswami, a banker till 2001, along with his wife Anjana, a lecturer, formed Ashadeep in 1996.
Over 360 individuals suffering from mental illness and intellectual disability have received therapy, special and conventional education, training in sports and vocational activities in Ashadeep Day Rehabilitation Centre since 1996.
650 homeless mentally ill persons have been housed and treated in rehabilitation homes, of which 550 have been successfully reintegrated with their families.
1200 individuals in Guwahati and over 2000 in rural areas of Assam have been intervened upon issues related to mental health through their Outdoor Psychiatric Clinic and Outreach Camps.
Over 120 training and orientation programmes on mental health have been organized for school and college students, ASHAs, ANMs, Anganwadi workers, policemen, etc.
Since 2013, a Community Mental Health Programme has been initiated in 3 different blocks of Assam helping 1500 patients with Severe Mental Disorders.