The Department of Integrative Medicine of NIMHANS aims to follow the long standing tradition of NIMHANS of involvement in extra-mural activities, and believes in sharing knowledge and expertise and partnering / collaborating with agencies and institutions that share common concerns in promotive and curative aspects of neuropsychiatric health.
The department proposes this nature of involvement can be – one-time activity to intermittent to sustained and long-term collaboration / partnership.
Nature of activities / involvement (advocacy, policy, training and public education)
Development of Policy, Programmes and Guidelines (Advisory on Tele-yoga services, 2020)
Programme implementation by partnership /collaboration (5 minutes yoga at workplace, 2020)
Evaluation of different programmes
Capacity building through orientation/sensitization workshops, staff training programs, resource persons for training programs, and TOT workshops (Certificate course – Yoga for mental health for AYUSH professionals)
As resource persons for the activities of agencies /organizations
Public education through lectures and talks to various target groups such as students, professionals, teachers, general public etc.
Public education through print and electronic media (popular press, books, monographs, radio talks, phone-in programs etc.)
Publications in professional and popular press in the forms of books, pamphlets, newsletters, chapters in books, and other forms of publications.
Office bearers, committee members, etc for professional bodies
Ongoing public-outreach programs:
The Department of Integrative Medicine has started following programs in view of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Both these programs are freely available for the common public.
Tele-yoga for well being: The department conducts two tele-yoga sessions (7AM and 4:30PM) for overall well-being, Monday to Friday (except government holidays). Both these sessions are open to the common public. For details click here.
Ayurveda for well-being during COVID-19 – A series of tele-sessions on dietary, behavioural and lifestyle modifications to improve immunity and cope with the COVID-19 pandemic on every working Saturday at 4:30PM. These sessions are conducted by the ayurveda experts from the department as well as other institutions. For details click here.