One Brave Night
Breaking the Stigma Around Mental Health
Building Awareness & Education in the South Asian Community
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ਸੋਚ

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.

how it started


SOCH is a mental health promotion initiative started by two registered nurses from Brampton, tailored at providing the South Asian community with awareness, skills, and knowledge about mental health. As a not for profit initiative, SOCH’s aim is to first ‘start the mental health conversation’ to break the stigma in the South Asian community and second, to empower the community with the skills and knowledge to navigate the mental health system, support loved ones, and most importantly, take a preventative approach to caring for one’s overall wellbeing.

promoting mental health awareness in the south asian community


SOCH is a mental health promotion initiative started by two registered nurses from Brampton, tailored at providing the South Asian community with awareness, skills, and knowledge about mental health. As a not for profit initiative, SOCH’s aim is to first ‘start the mental health conversation’ to break the stigma in the South Asian community and second, to empower the community with the skills and knowledge to navigate the mental health system, support loved ones, and most importantly, take a preventative approach to caring for one’s overall well being.

SOCH not only works with South Asian communities but aims to promote mental health awareness within all ethnic communities. By implementing a culturally safe approach, SOCH encourages individuals from various backgrounds to reach out to collaborate with our team. 

To date, SOCH has conducted over 40 mental health workshops, facilitated the first mental health event at a Sikh temple in the GTA and started an international TV show called “Apni SOCH”.