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RAHAT (Rehabilitation of Ailing Humans through Action and Treatment) is a non-profit charitable organization created to meet a growing need for community based programs in the field of health, particularly mental health, laying special emphasis on preventive education, early intervention and rehabilitation.

 was formed in 1988 to augment the meagre existing facilities in the area of health education and action programs with community orientation. This need was particularly felt amidst the increasing stresses of modern living, leading to a breakdown in the coping abilities of individuals caught at such crossroads.

Our Vision
The Urdu word ‘RAHAT’ means ‘Solace’ or ‘Relief’. The name also encapsulates our founding philosophy- working towards increasing the overall well-being of individuals and society by providing them relief through mental, emotional, social and spiritual support. We are dedicated to the cause of health promotion and seek to educate, create awareness, support and empower people at large for the enhancement of their holistic health, emotional well-being and social welfare. We seek an equitable, non-discriminatory and stigma-free society. Our motto is the promotion of:
A Healthy Mind,
In a Healthy Body,
In a Spiritually Inclined, Sustaining Society.
In our work, we specialise in using various media (print, electronic and digital) for the purpose of public education, creating awareness about health issues and health advocacy.

Our Mission

  • To partner with individuals, organizations, special groups, societies and countries across the world for sharing of resources, services, expertise and philosophy to improve the human condition, reduce exploitative and stigmatizing beliefs or practices in the field of health, particularly mental health.
  • To remove the stigma associated with opening up about mental health related issues and problems and seeking help for them. To make every person, regardless of their age, caste, gender, nationality, profession or economic status cross their mental boundaries and come forward for the management of mental illnesses with compassion, respect, dignity and confidentiality.
  • To facilitate access to the resources people require in maintaining and improving mental and emotional wellbeing.
  • To increase awareness through pro-active community integration.
  • To promote a model of mental health care where everyone has access to affordable, sustainable and high quality and recovery oriented mental health services and healings.
  • To strengthen the capacity of individuals, families, professionals, organizations and communities to facilitate well-being and realize human potential for themselves and their members.

Status with Government
The Government of India has continuously recognized the work of the Trust through its association at different levels. The donations to the Trust are exempt from Income Tax under section 80G of Income tax act, 1961. The Trust can receive Foreign contributions directly as it is exempt under FCRA (Foreign Contributions Regulation Act).

Mrs. Ambika Soni, Member of Parliament, ex-Minister of Information and Broadcasting and Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India in recognition of the efforts and programs by 'RAHAT', donated a Community Outreach vehicle in May 2004 through her Members of Parliament Local Area Development Funds for various activities of 'RAHAT'
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