One Brave Night
South Asian Mental Health
how we are changing our community’s soch
The Need for Culturally Appropriate Mental Health Support

The Pardesi Project

Spotlighting the Mental Health of South Asian International Students

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COVID-19 stress pushes South Asian men in Brampton to form a ‘circle of care that keeps growing’


one word. one meaning.

In Hindi, Urdu, and Punjabi, SOCH (ਸੋਚ) means “to think” or “a thought”. As community mental health nurses, we truly believe that the way of combating the stigma towards mental health is to change the way our community “thinks” about mental health.

SOCH’s aim is to

1. Start the mental health conversation to break the stigma in the South Asian community.   

2. Empower the community with the skills to navigate the mental health system, support loved ones, and most importantly, take a preventative approach to caring for one’s overall mental wellbeing.

SOCH’s pillars are

Education | Prevention | Building Resilience

changing our community’s SOCH

community workshops

Recipe Show and Tell | Senior’s Workshop

December 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Mending Heartbreak After Perinatal Loss

December 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Chair Yoga and Mindfulness | Senior’s Workshop

December 11 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

community engagement through social media

anti-stigma campaigns through south asian media outlets (radio & tv)