Interview with Dr. Avdesh Sharma on Mental Health – ‘Aaj Savere’ Doordarshan National, 17.12.2015 at 7.30 a.m

Greetings. Doordarshan in their flagship program ‘Aaj Savere’, at 7.30 a.m. on Thursday 17th December, 2015 would be focusing on issues relating to mental health awareness and Public Education work of Dr. Avdesh Sharma, Consultant Psychiatrist. This is telecast on all the channels of Doordarshan in India (having largest television audience).

The program will discuss the global scenario and India centric issues around mental health and its impact on health, relationships, society and the economy. The program will also highlight initiatives and innovations in ’Public Education & Awareness building initiatives’ (led by Dr. Avdesh Sharma, New Delhi) that are being planned by the World Psychiatric Association. The discussion would also cover the role of various stakeholders in Mental Health including physicians, caregivers, NGO’s, alternative therapists and Spirituality.

You may share this information about the program telecast with as many people as possible to get Mental Health the place it deserves – ‘Right in the Centre’. Please give your feedback after watching ‘Aaj Savere’ on Doordarshan National, 7.30 a.m. on Thursday, 17.12.2015 and support positive Mental Health as well as reducing Stigma and Discrimination towards persons with mental illnesses and their families.

Warm Regards & Best wishes,

Dr. Avdesh Sharma

Important Message from the General Secretary, BIPA.

Dear Colleagues,
We have received several queries about spot registrations and availability of places for the conference in the last few days. I am writing to clarify the situation. As of this evening we have confirmed registrations from nearly 150 delegates. We are pleased with the interest and enthusiasm shown by colleagues. We would not like to turn away anyone who is interested in attending the conference.

I am pleased to inform you that due to popular demand we have been able to negotiate and release additional places. If you have not registered for the conference please do so. We have decided to keep the option of spot registration open on Saturday 13.6.2015 morning. However this will be on first come first served basis. It is possible that we may not be able to provide delegate pack for spot registrations.

On behalf of the Organising Committee I would like to invite all BIPA members who are yet to register to take this opportunity and join in.

Best wishes


Dr Santosh Mudholkar
General Secretary, BIPA


Dear Colleagues,

As BIPA is gaining more profile, we are taking more than the usual number of registrations.


Please also note that the Derbyshire Hotel is now FULLY BOOKED for Saturday( 13th June) night but you could avail the nearby hotels as below:

1. Premier Inn, South Normanton, DE55 2DY, opp. to the Derbyshire hotel.
2. Dakota hotel, Hucknall, NG15 0EA about 3 miles from the venue.
3. Travelodge, Colliery road, Alfreton. about 3 miles from venue
4. Eastwood Hall, about 8 miles from venue.

Venkatesh Muthukrishnan,
On behalf of Organizing Committee.

Early bird registration for the BIPA Annual Conference has been extended

Early bird registration prices for the 2015 BIPA Annual Conference has been extended until the 6th of June.

This means BIPA members can register for the conference, at the Derbyshire Hotel in Alfreton, for just £85.

You can view more details by downloading the conference programme and you can register online by visiting the online registration page.

Alternatively, registrations can be made by post – with details towards the bottom of the registration page.

Registration is open for the BIPA Annual Conference 2015

Registration is now open for the BIPA Annual Conference, to be held on the 13th and 14th June 2015 at the Derbyshire Hotel in Alfreton.

You can register online by clicking here, with “early bird” tickets available for £85.

To download the Conference Programme, please click here.


All delegates to BIPA conference and their family will be able to make bedroom bookings through our central reservations 0844 854 2910 quoting the block no 18629732 and BIPA name.