Rita Seth

Head - Head of Mental Health

Rita Seth has qualifications in microbiology and textile design, and an inclination towards fine arts. She is a sibling of a person with mental illness and has experienced the pain and isolation associated with it. She believes in the human potential and the strength of human relationships, especially for those living with mental illness, and sees these as key to recovery.

Rajiv Agarwal

Chief Executive

Rajiv is a graduate from St Stephen’s College, Delhi and a post-graduate from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. With three decades of experience in advertising and communication, Rajiv had played an active role in industry affairs, and was the first-ever Indian juror to the International Advertising Festival at Cannes.

Smiti Gahrotra

Head of Programmes

With a master’s in social work the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, as well as a decade of experience in the development sector, Smiti has been ceaselessly working with various organizations in the developmental sector in India to bring about a change in public opinion. Her previous experience centers around the areas of adolescent, gender and mental health. She believes in a model which is person-centred and has adopted the strengths and perspective for recovery from mental illness.

Aakritee Kapoor

Project Head

Aakritee is a post graduate in Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. She has worked in the social sector for over eight years with a wide range of experience and a special focus on mental health.

She blends perfectly in the recovery model for people and families with mental illness, and is the Project Head for the recovery programme that replicates Sambandh’s work to districts of Haryana.

Deepshikha Pal

Project Head

A professional social worker from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences with nearly five years of experience in the field of mental health, Deepshikha values the human perspective in recovery from mental illness. She is the Project Head for the Community Mental Health Programme in Villages and addresses the needs of people living with mental illness and their families, and spearheads spreading awareness within communities.

Vickie Rai

Volunteer Counsellor

Vickie has been a volunteer-counsellor with the Sanjivani society for mental health for over a decade, besides fulfilling the role of supervisor and trainer. She has also worked with children, and now conducts community outreach programs to spread awareness and to de-stigmatise mental health issues. She volunteers her time to provide counselling services to family members and caregivers of persons living with mental illness.

Arvind Mathur


Arvind is a finance professional with over 38 years experience in Finance and Financial Services, Manufacturing and Trading industries. This work experience includes 28 years in the Middle East, during which he headed businesses in Consumer Finance, Insurance and Process Outsourcing sectors.

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