two women who wanted
to make a difference in their community

Jasmeet Chagger and Maneet Chahal-Gill are passionate mental health change-markers, trailblazing to put South Asian mental health in the spotlight. Not only are they Registered Nurses and the co-founders of Soch Mental Health, they are also best friends. 

Soch’s first event

Soch’s first workshop was conducted in April of 2015 with the encouragement of Harman Grewal, Co-Founder of Lab B, a coworking space located in downtown Brampton. With a passion to stir up change, both Jasmeet and Maneet Chahal-Gill took the leap of faith conducting their first mental health workshop on “Addressing Mental Health in Brampton”. They had an amazing turnout of 20-30 family and friends. 

Since then, both trailblazers have continued on the path of mental health promotion by conducting community workshops on various mental illnesses, crisis intervention, coping strategies, stigma deconstruction, mental health service navigation, and empowering community members with tips and strategies to speak to loved ones. Along with doing monthly workshops, first in partnership with Lab B and then Brampton Library, they have spoken at Gurdwaras, community events, and public schools.

Most exciting of all, their efforts led to an opportunity with the Sikh Channel, where they launched their own TV show called Apni Soch.

Mental Health Workshop 1