Services at the Sidlaghatta Branch:

These are the mental health services offered at the Sidlaghatta Branch. Since 2004 we have proactively taken care, awareness-raising and support services to a rural population estimated at 150,000 people. We offer a friendly, caring environment and the support of qualified staff. Please read the following information carefully.

If you would like more information about these services please contact us.

These life-changing services are free for the clients – there are no other specialized mental health services operating in the 28 Panchayats of Sidlaghatta Taluk we serve. This is an expensive project for the charity to run. If you would like to help us continue this important work please Support us


Monthly Camps
on 2nd Tuesday and last Sunday of the month

"PRAGATHI" Rural Branch,C/O Government General Hospital,Sidlaghatta - 562105, District:Chikkaballapura, Karnataka
Mobile:+91 90365 01940 /+91 94482 49761
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People Suffering from mental illness in Sidlghatta Taluk

Provides free medical consultation and distribute one month supply of free medication during each camps.Registeration fee: Rs 50.00


Day Care Centre

"PRAGATHI" Rural Branch, C/O Government General Hospital,  Sidlaghatta - 562105, District:Chikkaballapura
Mobile: +91 9845062116 / +91 9448249761
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Day Care for people suffering from mental illness in Sidlghatta Taluk

Vocational training like Dupion silk re-reeling & lacing the thread, tailoring, carpentry etc.
Fee Structure: Free


Outreach Programme

Primarily rural population

Community programme to sensitize and spread awareness about mental health and problems related to it.

Community Awareness Programme

Different groups of people in the 28 panchayat of the Sidlghatta Taluk

Increase general awareness related to mental health and illness.

Formation of Carer’s groups

Parents / guardians

To encourage healthy discussion and for sharing the problems.

Identification of new cases


All the villages of the Taluk are visited by the Outreach Worker to gather information from village leaders and the community to identify the patients suffering from mental illness.

Follow-up of Drop-out and irregular cases


The Outreach Worker visits drop out cases at their homes and finds out the reasons for not attending the camp. He/she tries to motivate them for continuing treatment.

Admission to the Day care center of Richmond Fellowship Society (India) Sidlaghatta Branch facility is made on the basis of recommendation by the treating psychiatrist. The suitability of person for admission is assessed by a Clinical Admissions Committee. The family should apply in the prescribed form available on request and also on line.

In order to be seen by the psychiatrist at the out reach clinic of RFS(I) Sidlaghatta, the patient has to be registered.

Applications and registration can be completed at the monthly camps/ Clinics

Currently the Day programme and the outreach camps are running in the Government Hospital of Sidlaghatta.