Chetana has completed her Master’s in Social Work (Mental Health) from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, and is a certified Arts Based Therapy practitioner. She has a keen interest in community mental health and in using expressive art modalities with a trauma-informed approach to facilitate healing, transformation and empowerment.
Prior to joining the Centre, she has worked with vulnerable communities including youth at risk, children and women from marginalised sections, and in research-related roles.
She is an avid gardener and chai-maker, and enjoys spending time under the open sky and at the beach.
Professional interests: Social determinants of mental health, Community mental health, Arts based modalities, Improving availability and access to mental health services