Bangladesh Mental Health Network (BMHN)
Bangladesh Mental Health Network (BMHN)

IWF is the secretariat of the Bangladesh mental Health Network (BMHN) since its registration in 2015. To develop a coordinated effort on mental health services during Covid-19 pandemic and for effective advocacy for reducing the gap in mental health care and service system, IWF is playing a crucial role to bring together all stakeholders...

Mental Health First Aid Bangladesh (MHFA BD)
Mental Health First Aid Bangladesh (MHFA BD)

IWF is the sole license holder for Mental Health First Aid Bangladesh Programme MHFA Bangladesh was launched by the Country’s Secretary of State for Health and Family Welfare Mr. Syed Monjurul Islam on 9th April 2015 in Dhaka, Bangladesh and Poppy Jaman OBE, CEO of MHFA England To support Mental Health First...

Youth Mental Health First Aid in Rural Communities, Bangladesh
Youth Mental Health First Aid in Rural Communities, Bangladesh

Lack of access to basic mental health care in Bangladesh is a major concern, particularly amongst poorer rural, remote communities. Young people suffering poor mental health are often stigmatized; this can result in deprivation of basic human rights. Adolescents, particularly girls, with mental impairment are among the most vulnerable,...

#HelloHappiness: Mental Health Awareness in universities
#HelloHappiness: Mental Health Awareness in universities

Innovation for Wellbeing Foundation (IWF) in association with IDLC Finance Limited arranged unique program to inspire the youth to step forward towards a better future by being healthier (physically and mentally) and happier. Over five hundred students along with Deans and Faculty members of Independent University Bangladesh, University...

Expressive Arts Therapy- a journey to your wellbeing
Expressive Arts Therapy- a journey to your wellbeing

IWF runs art therapy sessions to help people’s journey towards recovery. Mrittika Kamal, Founder of Terracotta Creatives run sessions with patients with drug resistant tuberculosis in National Institute of Diseases of the Chest and Hospital (NIDCH), Dhaka in May 2018. The majority of the participants were in physical pain and low...

Psychosocial support for Victims of Gender Based Violence (GBV)
Psychosocial support for Victims of Gender Based Violence (GBV)

IMAGE Plus project is implemented by a consortium led by Terre des Hommes Netherlands in partnership with SKS Foundation, Pollisree, and TdH Lausanne supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Through this project around 9,000 married girls and their family from 3 districts in Rangpur Division named Nilphamari, Gaibandha...

Psychosocial support to DRTB patients through App
Psychosocial support to DRTB patients through App

IWF developed a mobile application to enable Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (DRTB) patients, their family members, care givers and service providers to access Mental Health information associated with TB in simple Bangla under the project managed by MSH funded by USAID’s challenge TB fund. The link to install the app...

Family Therapy
Family Therapy

Family therapy is a type of psychological counseling (psychotherapy) that can help family members improve communication and resolve conflicts. Family therapy can help you improve troubled relationships with your partner, children or other family members. It may address specific issues such as marital or financial problems, conflict...

School Mental Health
School Mental Health

Innovation for Wellbeing Foundation has worked with multiple schools to train teachers on Mental Health First Aid to provide support to the students and coworkers. We have also organized awareness raising sessions with the students to educate them on common mental health issues and teach them the importance of wellbeing. The school...

Advocacy for Mental Health Act
Advocacy for Mental Health Act

On November 2014, Innovation for Wellbeing Foundation in collaboration with INCIDIN and The Daily Star arranged a round table session with Mental Health experts to discuss the Mental Health Act 2014 proposed for public vetting by the Law Commission. A wide range of service users, service providers, academicians, civil society...