Welcome to the SCARF website
The renewed logo of SCARF is a visual part of our new identity that seeks to consolidate the values and brand essence of SCARF. More significantly, we have been fine-tuning our processes and the customer touch points to deliver in full the brand values of Commitment, Humane Care, Professionalism and Quest for Knowledge, to live up to the brand promise of excellence in schizophrenia care and research.
SCARF Media Awards - for Mental Health Reporting
Recognizing the powerful role of the printed media in the perception and understanding of mental health issues, SCARF along with PII (Press Institute of India) is happy to announce the Media Awards for reporting on mental health. Who can apply? Anybody who has published a story on mental health in any newspaper or recognized magazine.If it is in a regional language, then a good English translation will have to be provided. Period of publication: Jan. – Dec. 2012. Only feature articles are eligible. Reports of events (such as OPD inaugurated etc.) will not qualify as an entry. Areas in mental health eligible for award: all disorders of mind (depression, anxiety, schizophrenia etc.), mental health care delivery, stigma and discrimination , effective interventions, family and community support etc. Excluded are: Life style related problems, stress related problems (such as call centre woes) , marital problems etc. Last date for submission of entries: Jan. 15, 2013Awards will be announced in Feb. 2013 Awards: three awards each for English and regional languages.
SCARF Maitri Awards
This award is to acknowledge and appreciate the tremendous effort and hardship that goes into the care of the seriously mentally ill. While almost all families look after their sick wards with concern and involvement there are quite a few who went beyond the call of duty in their efforts to make life better for their ill ones. While there were several who qualified for the award, we selected 12 this year.
The awards were given away by our founder Padma Bhushan Smt.Sarada Menon in a function at the SCARF auditorium on June 21, 2011. SCARF plans to give these awards on an annual basis. This year’s program was sponsored by Sanofi Aventis.
Our final list had 12 persons each of them taking care of a sick relative in different capacities. All 12 of them have impressed us with their excellent efforts and are a definite source of inspiration for others who are unsure of handling this responsibility. In an attempt to acknowledge the efforts of these unsung heroes, SCARF instituted the SCARF-MAITRI awards on World Schizophrenia Day in 2011. The award was token of our appreciation and Salutations to all those who were involved in taking care of a person with mental illness.
The 12 persons are: Ms.Shamshad Begum – Mother , Ms.Vanaja – Wife, Mr.Ekambaram - Father , Ms.Lakshmi – Mother , Mr.Vimal – Brother, Mrs. Renuka – Wife, Kousalya – Mother, Mr.Gopal Gupta – Husband, Mr.Srinivasan – Brother in law, Shiva – Son, Dr.Meenakshi - Maternal aunt, Miriam and Jerry – Friends
Centre for PhD studies
SCARF has been approved as a centre for PhD studies in “ Mental health and Social Sciences’ by the Dr.MGR Medical University, Tamil Nadu. All those interested may write to us. Dr.Thara is an approved guide for PhD.
We have taken in the third batch of DNB students in psychiatry.