Give your Big Support with Any Small Amount.
We are a collective of experienced, licensed private practice therapists across the country, which would like to be of service to essential workers at this time. We have therapists in the 28 Indian States* who have agreed to offer short-term online therapy and free and reduced costs.
We do not profit from this connection service or charge for use of this platform. Those who search for free therapists pay nothing. Those who search for low-fee therapists pay the private practice clinician directly. This site and service is 100% volunteer-created and run.
Coronavirus: we’re here for you
Nobody should face a mental health problem alone. We need your help so we will be there – on the opposite end of the phone, in local communities and campaigning hard for better services and support.
All of us are worried about coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it will affect us and those we love. We are still here to support you and to form sure everyone experiencing a psychological state problem gets support and respect.
Your donation could give someone hope and help them know they are not alone
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting all our lives. Things are changing fast, and many of us are worrying about what it all means for ourselves and for our loved ones. Those of us already living with mental health problems are facing extra challenges too.
Why should you stand with us
In mid-March, it began. I had shifted to online-only sessions, and the eerily similar stories from Peoples in the healthcare fields started to concern me. Nurses, doctors, and others began telling me they were riddled with anticipatory anxiety due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Stories of the coronavirus outbreak in Bangalore were coming into a grocery shop. States began “stay at home” and “shelter in place” orders, which caused anxiety in most of My Friends. A few days later, I was hearing multiple concerns from healthcare professionals about being given one simple mask and being told to “make it last until it falls off your face.”
As most of us modified our routines to socially distance ourselves, I began to think about the folks who did not have that option if they wanted to continue to be employed. I wondered how grocery store employees were feeling. I thought about my super kind mailman and wondered how he and his family were doing.
As I ordered my Amazon items, I thought about the truck drivers, and people working at gas stations. And I wondered ….can any of these human beings, all of whom are at greater risk of exposure to keep us safe, fed, and functioning, get mental health support?
And so, March 25th, I decided to do something about it. I quickly made a website that held the intention of being a free connection service to therapists in multiple states who were willing to offer short-term, low-fee online sessions to those on the front line.
My dream is to further grow our network of free and low-fee therapists so that we can offer even more support to those in need.
how critical our front line workers are. They are heroes, and they are fighting a war for us right now.
To each and every essential employee out there working for us, so that we can stay safe out home, THANK YOU. These sessions are a small token of thanks, from us to you.
You are appreciated beyond measure. You are important. We acknowledge and honor you.
Let’s unitedly fight against COVID-19.
(Please note that the donations through UPI wouldn’t reflect on the progress bar above. We would be aggregating the quantity being raised through UPI and posting it as updates on this Fundraiser page)
The Indian government’s swift response to the COVID-19 situation has helped keep the amount of cases low, but the sheer vastness within the number of individuals makes the challenge in India unique.
How do you protect yourself while you are the only one who can treat those affected by COVID-19? How does one work from home when there’s no work? Or no home? How do we attempt to support those who are struggling to make ends meet?
One thing that COVID-19 has taught us is that this is a sucking situation and everyone’s problem. We are all connected. And we must all do our bit.
We appeal to people everywhere the planet to hitch us during this fight against COVID-19. Every rupee donated are going to be matched by our generous donors, Action Covid-19 Team.
Please donate generously.
All proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards the India COVID-19 Response Fund being managed by Mindselo.
—–Frequently Asked Questions——-
HOW MUCH OF MY DONATION GOES TOWARDS THE CAUSE?
100% of the funds raised on the website attend Mindselo. Mindselo is functioning with the Therapist and non-profits who are performing on the bottom to fight the pandemic.
WILL MY DONATION BE MATCHED?
Yes, every rupee you donate is going to be doubled by one among our generous donors Action Covid-19 Team.
WHICH MODES OF PAYMENT AM I USE TO MAKE A DONATION?
All Debit/Credit Cards on Visa/Mastercard/Rupay are accepted.
CAN I DONATE USING UPI?
Donations also are accepted on UPI. To donate using UPI, please visit: (Please note that the donations through UPI wouldn’t reflect on the progress bar above. we might be aggregating the quantity being raised through UPI and posting it as updates on this Fundraiser page).
WHO CAN DONATE TO THE FUNDRAISER ON WEBSITE?
American Samoa, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Guam, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, US, US Virgin Islands.
WHY SHOULD I DONATE TO THE PRESENT CAMPAIGN?
This campaign has been found out to contribute to the India COVID-19 Response Fund that’s bringing individuals and organizations together to fund the big relief work required in response to COVID.
WHY IS THERE SUCH A NEED?
#Awareness & prevention: many Indians, who don’t have quick access to healthcare and lack awareness about the pandemic, are at great risk about psychological state problems.
#Save millions from extreme poverty: The informal sector makes up 81% of India’s workforce or 42.6 crore people.
The loss of income for many daily wagers is already having a catastrophic effect on hunger and poverty. Migrant workers particularly aren’t serviced by the government’s public distribution system.
#Give livelihood support: PDS schemes cover 62% of Indians but don’t cover all poor Indians.
Ration cards can’t be used out-of-state and lots of in rural India don’t hold ration cards. And any government support during the Covid-19 crisis is unlikely to succeed in them.
WHAT WILL THE FUNDS BE USED FOR?
The funds raised are going to be used to:
- Prevent the spread of COVID-19 through awareness building in communities, also as distributing prevention kits to people that are most in danger.
- Help our doctors, nurses, and each one healthcare workers are safe while they save our lives, by providing them PPE (personal protective equipment) kits, and other essential supplies.
- Supply humanitarian aid to the informal sector workers – verified daily wagers and migrant workers who have lost their livelihoods because of measures to prevent COVID, like lockdowns.
- Give livelihood support for those “invisible Indians” who lack documentation and are excluded from the banking industry and government schemes.
HOW DO I ENSURE THAT MY DONATION ARE GOING TO BE USED PROPERLY?
A strict governance structure has been put in situ to make sure the India COVID Response Fund is employed for the cause the funds were raised for and consistent with the evolving needs on the bottom. Mindselo will continuously review the progress of the Fund, monitor, evaluate and track impact, put together updates and reports, and ensure proper adherence to utilization reports, audits, financials.
HOW ARE BENEFICIARIES CHOSEN?
IS THERE A VERIFICATION PROCESS FOR FUNDS TO HELP RIGHT BENEFICIARIES?
Mindselo has provided detailed lists of:
- Daily wagers in need of funds.
- Hygiene kits, rations, etc required by marginalized communities.
- Life-saving and protective medical equipment required by government hospitals.
Once funds are disbursed the Mindselo team also will make calls to the top beneficiaries to make sure the funds have reached them.
HOW ELSE AM I ABLE TO HELP?
Besides donating, INVITE all of your friends to our fundraiser page. Every invitation helps us raise more donations. to try to that: Click on “Invite” on the highest right, select “Choose from your friends” and invite all of your friends on the website.
IS THAT THIS DONATION EXEMPT FROM TAX?
Yes. Donations by Indian citizens will get a 50% exemption under 80G. Please follow these steps:
- Access your donation receipt here:
- Click on payment history
- Click on “Print Receipt”
- Email the downloaded receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mindselo will email you the 80G receipt in 48 hours.