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Dr. Ravindra Agrawal

Principal Investigator

Addictions and related-Research Group

Ravindra is a consultant psychiatrist based in Goa and has been actively engaged in supporting Sangath’s work, in the past as its Managing Committee member and now on the Executive Council. He is the PI on a large CSR-funded implementation project in rural Madhya Pradesh under the EMPOWER India initiative.

He is leading Sangath’s fundraising efforts and has been engaged in the Impact-T project (telepsychiatry). He has a Diploma in Psychological Medicine (India), Master in Psychiatric Medicine ( NSW, Australia), and is a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, United Kingdom. He also has an MBA in Health Care. He has extensive experience working in rural India (District Mental Health Program), National Health Service, UK, and Western Sydney Area Health Service, New South Wales. He is the Director of Antarman Centre, a multidisciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists, and psychotherapists, and runs the psychiatry department at Manipal Hospital, Goa. Dr Agrawal is a member of the Goa State Mental Health Authority and Vice President of the Psychiatric Society of Goa. His areas of interest are youth (resilience), addictions, and community mental health.

Dr. Ravindra Agrawal
Project details

Using Technology to build India’s Mental Health Workforce.

Using Photovoice and Critical Social Theory to Help Develop Culturally Safe Services for Perinatal Depression in Rural India.

Promoting effective mental healthcare through peer supervision.

Universal adolescent-focused resilience promoting intervention delivered by peer facilitators.

Assisted telepsychiatry to address the care gap among Tibetan refugees.

A lay-counsellor delivered treatment for perinatal depression in rural Rajasthan, India.

Digital therapy aid: a psychological intervention for depression.

Developing a digital curriculum for peer support workers working with persons with severe mental illness.

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