Celebrating Our Journey Together: A Message from the Director
Dear Members of the Aarogyam,
I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of you for being an integral part of our incredible journey together. Your unwavering commitment to becoming the voice for change, the support you've offered, and the strong bonds we've built as a community have marked a significant milestone in the realm of community health.
The Aarogyam Community, and the grassroots movement you have led, has truly become one of its kind and has garnered recognition in esteemed forums like BMJ. This success is not the achievement of any one person but the collective effort of all of us.
Today, as I reflect upon the path we've traveled together, I am filled with immense pride and gratitude. Our journey as a community has been nothing short of extraordinary, and it is with great joy that I take this moment to celebrate each and every one of you. From the very beginning, our vision was clear: to create a supportive, inclusive, and vibrant community where individuals facing health and social challenges could find solace, strength, and inspiration. What we've achieved since then has surpassed our wildest dreams.
Aarogyam Community was founded as an independent initiative under Aarogyam UK CIC, with the aim of bringing together individuals facing similar health and social health challenges. Our goal was to empower each other to take control of our health and well-being. Starting with just over 100 members, including experts in various fields, we have grown to over 1000+ members and experts within a mere four months. This remarkable growth underscores the strength and impact of our community-led initiative.
Our movement has had a profound influence on the landscape of community health, and its acceptance and recognition in the medical research community, as exemplified by our involvement with BMJ, World congresses of Family physicians, World Congress of Psychiatry and leading scientific community is a testament to our collective dedication and passion.
I am pleased to announce that Jinali Mahyavnashi will be representing all of us in December 2023. Jinali is not only the founder of Aarogyam's "one step at a time" initiative but also an expert in psychological and mental health support. Her commitment to our cause and her expertise will undoubtedly make us proud.
Jinali Mahyavanshi holds the distinguished position of being the foremost integrative psychologist at Aarogyam UK. She is a certified psychologist, possessing specialized expertise in delivering therapeutic sessions and counseling for individuals grappling with mental health challenges, substance abuse issues, and addiction disorders. Jinali also stands out as a prominent keynote speaker, contributing her insights to awareness programs focused on mental health, stress management, and substance abuse, often organized within the academic and industrial sectors.
Looking ahead, our journey continues, and there are more lives to touch, more support to offer, and more change to inspire. Let us carry forward the spirit of unity, empathy, and resilience that defines us. Together, we can achieve even greater heights, make a lasting impact, and continue to be a force for positive change in the world of community health.
In the coming months and years, I am excited to see our community flourish further, to witness the remarkable initiatives we'll undertake, and to celebrate the victories, big and small, that we will achieve together.
Once again, thank you for being an integral part of this remarkable journey. Let's celebrate how far we've come and look forward to all the wonderful milestones that await us.
With heartfelt appreciation,
Dr. Neha Sharma
Director, Aarogyam Community