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Training Programmes :

The NGO has the following Training Programmes:

• Early intervention.
• Therapy and rehabilitation.
• Human rights for persons with mental illness.
• Empowering families.
• Continuous Psycho education and training for caregivers.
• Counseling for caregivers.
• Stress management and crisis management for caregivers
• Support group for caregivers.
• Self control strategies for both caretakers and caregivers.
• Management of high EE.
• Computer training.
• Training in handicrafts.
• Training in art and creativity.
• Awareness on Mental Health and Mental Illness in and around Kolkata.
• Eradication of Stigma.


The idea of a child’s mental problem is difficult to comprehend for many parents due to lack of awareness and acceptance of mental illness. Intense frustration, grievance among family members and anxiety of their child’s well being, cost of living & future is a growing problem for the care givers. As for the patients, once they suffer from the mental illness they face successive failures in major fields of life and stigma retreats them into seclusion. The society, not being aware and conscious about the commonness of mental illness cannot readily or systematically provide hospitable opportunities that might alleviate a mental problem.

Stress in Social Affairs is increasing daily. As such, mental problems are showing in at large. Whether in offices or schools or household, somebody or the other suffers from some mental disturbance or perhaps a psychological problem. Some are subjected to clinical treatment & some are not, while many are totally neglected. Over 3 lakh persons get affected every year in India and 3-4 million suffer from Schizophrenia (PGI, Chandigarh & WHO). The progressive urban culture projects the majority of cases. India provides only 25,000 psychiatric beds and 3,500 qualified psychiatrists, the number being too insignificant to the magnitude & expanse of the problem.

Most NGO’s had only been able to achieve meager outputs from them. To provide vocational scope for the intelligent mental ill and to ensure full utilization of their capabilities, Clinical psychologist Ishita Sanyal decided to establish a day care center to retrieve these patients from the misery of seclusion, joblessness and discrimination so society does not scorn them. Nobel Laureate Professor Amarty Sen, overwhelmed with the promising attitude of Turning Point Most readily offered his declaration that he should feel proud to be patron of this organization with a positive goal. And thus Turning Point was founded in 1998 with a valor to help those unfortunate whose miseries have not been extremely seriously dealt with, neglected, and secluding an individual for the sake of a mental problem was sparsely lime lighted as an attitude of inhumanity and insult to brotherhood.

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