Other Partnerships

Central Government
  • Sangath is the NGO member of a three-member local committee of the National Trust for the Welfare of Persons with Autism, Mental Retardation, Cerebral Palsy and Multiple Disabilities. This body has the authority to decide on issues regarding the guardianship of persons with disabilities.
State Government
  • Sangath has been appointed a technical consultant by the Goa Education Development Corporation (GEDC) under the Directorate of Education, Government of Goa, to implement the school health counselling programme across 76 super school complexes (covering approximately 480 secondary schools) in the 11 talukas of Goa. As many as 67 school health counsellors and 14 supervisors will be appointed by GEDC, with Sangath responsible for training, monitoring and supervision.
  • Sangath was appointed as an NGO member on the District Inspection Team for North and South District Goa. Prachi Khandeparkar and Pacienca Cardozo represent Sangath on both the districts respectively.
  • Sangath has been appointed as a service provider for three years under the Domestic Violence Act 2005 to render Family and Psychiatric Counselling.
  • Prachi Khandeparkar also represents Sangath as the NGO member on the Committee to Prevent Sexual Harassment at Workplace at Dempo college of Commerce and Economics, Panaji and Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation (GSIDC), Panaji. She was also appointed as a member on Goa State Commission for Children(GSCC) and is appointed on the Juvenile Justice Board for north Goa for excercising the powers and discharging the duties conferred or imposed on such board in relation to juveniles in conflict with the law under the Juvenile Justice(Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Act 2006.
With other NGOs and professional bodies
  • Gracy Andrew is closely associated as a resource person on national courses on Ethics in Social Science Research held by ICMR, Delhi
  • Sangath is conducting projects in collaboration with other Goan as well as non-Goan NGOs like Positive People, Desterro Eves Mahila Mandal, Vidya Bharati, Voluntary Health Association of Goa, Jyot, Parivarthan, Disha
  • Vikram Patel serves on a number of advisory committees including the WHO’s Expert Advisory Group for Mental Health and the Guideline Development Group for mhGAP; advisory boards of the Institute of Health Metrics & Evaluation (USA), the Centre for Chronic Diseases Control (India) and the George Institute of International Health (Australia); and the Publications Committee of the World Psychiatric Association. He serves on the editorial boards of ten journals including the British Journal of Psychiatry, the International Journal of Epidemiology and World Psychiatry. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences of the UK. In the recent past, he has served as the Convenor of the Task Force on Research & Training of the Indian Psychiatric Society, Member of the Epidemiology Committee of the World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation, and co-chair of the American Psychiatric Research Institute’s working group on the classification of somatoform disorders.