Welcome to De Sousa Foundation

The ‘DESOUSA FOUNDATION’ has been the brainchild of Dr Avinash De Sousa and his wife Mrs. Jaya De Sousa.

The foundation has been started in the memory of Late Prof. Dr. Alan De Sousa (1932-2008) (ex Prof and Head – Department of Psychiatry, Sir J. J. Group of Hospitals and Grant Medical College) and Late Prof. Dr. Mrs. Dhanalakshmi De Sousa (1938-2005) (ex Prof and Head – Department of Psychiatry, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and General Hospital), both senior psychiatrists and stalwarts of their era.


To promote education and awareness in the area of mental health by carrying out awareness programs and workshops in the community at places like schools, colleges and academic institutions.

To team up with universities and academic institutions to educate teachers and students in various areas of psychology, psychiatry, mental Health, psychotherapy and counselling.

To spread awareness and information amongst the common man regarding various psychological problems, psychiatric disorders and developmental disabilities seen across all sections of society.

To provide support and training for the caregivers of patients with psychological problems and developmental disabilities.

To join with nongovernmental organizations, corporate houses, private organizations and the management sector to achieve the goals mentioned above.

To set up an institute for research in behavioural sciences that will carry out research activities in various areas of the behavioural sciences and to guide research students regarding the same. The institute shall also provide educational guidance to deserving students.

To carry out any activity in general aimed at promoting mental health and holistic development of children and adults across all ages and sectors of society.

What We Do

Children and Adolescents

These are some of the areas of work we are involved with in respect to children & adolescents.

Adults and Common Man

These are some of the topics on which we have conducted workshops for adults.

School & College Mental Health

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Workshop for Parents

These are some of the areas of work we are involved with in respect to training & guiding teachers & parents.


Mental Health

These are some of the workshops that we conduct at a corporate level. We conduct these workshops in groups of 10-50.

Workshop for

Caregivers & Relatives

We conduct a number of workshops for caregivers & relatives of patients with psychological problems & developmental disabilities.

Middle & Old Age

Related Problem

These are some of the topics on which we have conducted workshops for adults. These workshops are usually in groups 15-60 depending on the need & situation.



We also conduct a range of activities in schools, colleges & various centers that are aimed at promoting holistic development & mental health in general

About Us

The foundation aims at carrying forward their dream of making Community Mental Health a reality and to take Mental Health and Wellness to the masses. A healthy mind is an essential part of a healthy human being. One must target authentic happiness along with a positive lifestyle to achieve holistic growth and development. The foundation aims to spread its wings and cater to the needs of everyone from young children to ageing population of the society.