President's Vision

Dr. Heena Merchant-Pandit


Dear Members and Friends of the Bombay Psychiatric Society,

As I take the honor of serving as the President of this esteemed organization, I envision a transformative journey that embraces progress, connection, and excellence. Our mission is to foster a culture of mental health awareness, education, and innovation, and I am committed to leading our society into a future of growth and impact.

One of the central pillars of my tenure will be an unwavering focus on psychoeducation. Our aim is to empower individuals with knowledge about mental health, de-stigmatize the discourse surrounding it, and create a society that thrives on empathy and understanding. Through workshops, seminars, and public awareness campaigns, we will work tirelessly to bring the gift of knowledge to the forefront, enabling individuals to lead healthier, more fulfilling lives.

Additionally, academic meets will take centerstage during my tenure. We will host a diverse array of events, from symposiums to panel discussions, providing a platform for our members to engage in scholarly exchange, share cutting-edge research, and elevate the field of psychiatry in our region.

In our increasingly digital world, staying connected is more crucial than ever. To foster a sense of unity among our members, we will leverage the power of social media platforms. Regular updates, informative content, and interactive discussions will be the norm as we create a vibrant online community dedicated to advancing mental health awareness and knowledge.

Furthermore, we recognize the importance of professional development. To this end, I am committed to obtaining accreditation from the Maharashtra Medical Council for all our meets. This step ensures that our members receive the recognition and continuing education they deserve, enhancing their clinical skills and professional growth.

Together, with your unwavering support, we will chart a remarkable course for the Bombay Psychiatric Society. Let us work collaboratively, innovatively, and compassionately, creating ripples of positive change in the lives of individuals, families, and our entire society. The path ahead is promising, and I am excited to embark on this journey with each and every one of you.

Here’s to a future of enlightenment, connection, and progress.

With warm regards,

Dr. Heena Merchant-Pandit
President, Bombay Psychiatric Society (2023-24)