Support Groups

Support Groups

1] Parivartan Counselling and Research Centre (Individual Counselling, Parent Counselling,

training for workers)


Address: Mangal Murti Chandrika Society, Chandralok Hospital Lane, Bibwewadi – 411037

Contact Person: Ms. Gauri

Phone No.: 9881887590/ 9$2203590

Timings: Mon – Fri 10:00AM – 05:00PM; Sat 10:00AM – 01:30PM ; Sun Closed

Cancer Survivor Support

1] (Web portal for information)

2] Highways Infinite Foundation – Going Beyond Breast Cancer (Work with the goal of

spreading the message of cancer awareness and knowledge of primary care & diagnosis to as

many people as possible. Worshops and counselling for caregivers and patients.)


Facebook Page:


Contact person: Dr.Ritu Biyani Joseph

Phone No.: 91-9881232744

Address: Flat no1. Lalita Mahal, Nilgiri Lane.Baner-Road, Pune -411007

3] Aastha – Breast Cancer Self Help Group (For the patient by the patient. Volunteers are

cancer survivors. Monthly meetings for caregivers and patients, home and hospital visits.)


Address: Flat no. $, Geet Govind Aptms., Opp. Durga Cafe, Paud road, Pune 411 03$

Volunteers : Madhavi Sagade 9860992972

Madhavi Phadnis 9225519002

Dr. Shekhar Kulkarni:- 9823092932

4] Cancer Patients Aid Association (provides medicine to cancer patients through assigned




Contact Person: Ms. Maharukh Mehta (Director)

Phone No.: +91 20 3250 0350 (10.30 – 5pm, Mon to Fr#)

Address: Cancer Patients Aid Association (Pune Branch) 8, Uttam Tower, Above Nene Hospital,

Nagar Road, Pune – 411 006

5] Prashanti Cancer Care Mission (Financially helps patients through treatment and also helps

answer questions and supports them through the bewildering labyrinth of cancer. Counselling

and support programs for patients and relatives. Day care center.)


Facebook Page:


Phone No.: +91-20-25656110 (SB Road Office); +91-20-26350111 (Camp Office)

Address: Flat No. 1 & 2, Kapil Vastu, (Near Ratna Memorial Hospital), Senapati Bapat Road,

Pune-16 & Third Floor, Hermes Doctor House, St. Vincent Street, Camp, Pune-1

Contact persons: Dr. Kopikar/ Ms. Laleh Busheri

6) Cipla Pallative Care, Warje (OPD, homecare, support training for caregivers)



Phone no. 0091-20-40412$$7

Contact person: Madhura (Medical Social worker)

Schizophrenia Survivors Support Group

7) The Red Door Project (A doorway into a space that explores the idea that every human being

is normal, or conversely, every human being is mad in their own unique way.)



Facebook Page:

Contact Person: Reshma Valliappan

(An initiative under MIND ARCS –

8) Schizophrenia Awareness Association (SAA has adopted three main objectives (a) create

awareness about schizophrenia and other mental disorders in the community (b) promote SHG

activities for shubharthis and shubhankars and (c) network with other NPOs, wedded to the

cause of mental health care. Day care center, support group and caregiver training.)



Phone No.: 020-64700920, 24391202 (Mon. to Sat. 10 to 5.30pm)

Contact person: Amrit Kumar Bakshi

Address: Kamalini Kruti Bhawan, 14, Ganesh Nagar, Dhayari Road, Pune – 411041

Mental Health (Legal and Advocacy)

9) Bapu Trust, Pune (AHAM SETU Trust)



Phone No.: +91-65222882

Contact Person: Ms. Bhargavi Davar (09823291989)

Address: B-1 Kaul buldng 2nd


floor, Above Ministry of Labour office, off Shankar Sheth road,

HIV Related

10] Deep Griha Society (Family Welfare Center, Women’s Empowerment, Child Development)


Facebook Page:


Phone No.: +91 20 260573$2, +91 20 40187373

Contact person: Anil Padale mob. 9665014169

Address: Deep Griha Society, Family Welfare Centre, 13 Tadiwala Road, Pune 411 001

11] Manavya Foundation (Manavya’s ‘Gokul’ is a home for nursing, caring and sheltering

orphaned and destitute children and women afflicted by HIV/AIDS. Manavya believes in the

holistic approach to the development of children afflicted by HIV/AIDS. Mobile clinic, support

group and annual matrimonial meet)



Phone No.: +91 (020) 32302688

Contact Person: Mrs. Ujwala Lawate (Vice President/Managing Trustee)

Address: 46/3/1. Laxman Villa, Flat No. 13, Near Jog Hospital, Paud Road, Pune Maharashtra

411 038 India

Alternate Therapies for Healing

Alternate Therapies

1] World Centre for Creative Learning Foundation (An organisation devoted to bringing arts

based therapies to institutions working with special populations. Aim to create indegenous

models of healing using Indan artistic material (songs, dance, stories etc.) and which are

relevent to the Indian context.



Contact Person: Zubin Balsara

Phone No.: 0091 – 20 – 20254989 / 9420197575

Address: C/o Sanjay Knit Pvt. Ltd, F – 1001, ‘Felicita’, Baner-Pashan/Sus Link Road, Behind

Symantec, Pune – 411045. Maharashtra. India

2] Animal Angels Foundation (Animal assisted therapy in areas of development, psychiatric

disorders, physical illnesses and behavioural/emotional problems)


Facebook Page:


Contact Person: Minal Kavishwar

Phone No.: +91-9987509102

Address: C1, Krishna Nagar, Erandwane, Pune – 411004.

3] Just Being Center

(An initiative to encourage inhabiting beingness and to allow action to emerge from this space.

It inquires into what it means to be fully human and divine, using awareness, love and wisdom

both as the field as well as the tools.)


Facebook Page:


Contact person : Sandy Dias.

Phone No.: 9011036828; 9860051294