ICHARS Suppport Foundation

ICHARS Support Foundation


A non-profit organization dedicated to creating a holistic system that connects, supports and enables all the stakeholders in the mental health landscape.


Spread awareness about mental health through talks, workshops, seminars with the mental and allied health professionals.

Training and supporting mental health and allied professionals to equip them with the right tools.

Offer resources, supportive counseling and a sense of community to various communities through support groups and subsidized mental health clinics.


Supported by the founders and students of the Institute of Clinical Hypnosis and Related Sciences

The Backstory

Founded on the pillars of compassion, expertise, and a vision for mental health empowerment, ICHARS Support Foundation emerged as an organic extension of the renowned ICHARs brand. 

Initially conceived as a training platform for psychologists and psychology students seeking advanced therapeutic skills, the transition towards establishing the foundation was a testament to a deeper purpose—answering the call for societal contribution in mental health advocacy.

The journey began with the earnest aspirations of trained psychologists affiliated with ICHARs, expressing a collective yearning to contribute meaningfully to mental health awareness and support. 

Witnessing this eagerness to give back to society sparked the inception of the ICHARS Support Foundation, with a central aim of nurturing a community-driven initiative to address mental health challenges.

Initially venturing into providing charitable therapies and clinics directly to beneficiaries, the Foundation soon recognized the complexities and resource intensiveness of such an approach. This realization marked a pivotal shift in the foundation’s approach. Rather than direct interaction with end beneficiaries, the focus shifted to empowering stakeholders within the mental health landscape.

The Foundation’s renewed strategy aimed to support various entities—NGOs, psychologists, psychology students, mental health institutes, and even governmental bodies—providing them with tools, guidance, and resources to extend mental health aid to the final recipients under their own banners.

Collaborations with NGOs swiftly became a hallmark of the Foundation’s work. Notable projects involved training NGO staff in mental health first aid, enabling them to offer vital support to their beneficiaries. Additionally, the Foundation offered mentorship and guidance to psychologists establishing their NGOs, amplifying their outreach and efficacy.

The pivotal creation of the Visit MHP portal exemplified the commitment to fostering a robust support system for mental health practitioners across India. 

This innovative platform facilitated networking, learning, and mentorship among psychologists, bridging gaps in practical knowledge and course quality assessment.

Adaptability and Resilience

  • COVID-19 Challenge

    The unforeseen challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic prompted a swift shift from offline to online operations, leading to enhanced accessibility and cost-saving measures.

  • Operational Adaptation

    The adaptation led to cost-saving measures and streamlined operations, ensuring continuity in delivering mental health support.

  • Enhanced Accessibility

    The shift to online operations enhanced accessibility, ensuring continued support for mental health advocacy despite the challenges posed by the pandemic.

Ambitious Goals for 2024

  • 01

    Project Ancient

    Train staff from 30 NGOs nationwide in mental health support, fostering a network of trained professionals to champion mental well-being across communities.

  • 02

    Visit MHP Portal Nurturing

    The continued nurturing of the Visit MHP portal aims to create a resilient community for psychologists seeking professional support and growth in mental health advocacy.

Core Team

Nitin Shah


An author, educator, therapist & Cognitive Hypnotic Coach who has trained over 800 mental health professionals & touched over 50000 minds

Misba Shah


A dedicated and passionate trainer cum facilitator with extensive experience in Life Coaching, Human Resource and performance enhancement.