About Us

Hibiscus Foundation for Social Welfare (HFSW) is a women-led, youth-run, not-for-profit organisation founded in 2020. We work towards mental health advocacy, human rights, and sustainability.

About Us

70,000 +

People Impacted Directly through Workshops and Seminars

25,000+

People assisted in their mental health

“We are constantly evolving & growing!"

OUR GOALS

HERE'S HOW WE ENVISION OUR WORK FOR THE FUTURE

Promoting accessible and affordable healthcare

Establishing provisions and providing mental health services.

Collaborating for awareness, mutual learning and better practices.

Promoting education, vocational skills and livelihood enhancement projects.

UNDERSTAND ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION Take the First Step - Understand the Facts

Holidays? Yikes!

‘Tis the season to be jolly… or maybe not. For some of us, festivals and holidays may mean a time of reuniting with difficult people, being forced into overwhelming situations, or feeling alone and left out of all the holiday...

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Setting Boundaries – The real self-care

❝Boundaries define us. They define what is me and what is not me. A boundary shows me where I end...

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Post-Partum Depression and baby blues – An Interview

❝Every parent goes through their own unique journey, no matter how much they prepare for it. Sometimes the reality of...

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The Impact of Child Labour on Mental Health

The International Labour Organization (ILO) describes child labour as the illegal employment of children such that it deprives them of...

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Depression: A Self Help Guide

Disclaimer We wish to bring to your notice that this is not a treatment regime or a therapeutic post. This...

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Anorexia Nervosa

Attention This post is NOT meant for self-diagnosis nor is it an exhaustive list, this is just to give you...

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Anxiety Disorders

What is this about?  These are a group of mental health disorders that are marked by increased levels of worrying,...

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Why it’s not a choice to be LGBTQ+

People have a general misconception that having a specific sexual orientation is a choice and a myth that LGBTQ+ brethren make it deliberately. Well, sorry to break your bubble it’s NOT A CHOICE. Blaming a biological process is like blaming...

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Understanding Homophobia

It is defined as the “Fear or prejudice against homosexual people”. A very small statement but has so much into...

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Spotlight on Queer Icons: on Frida Kahlo, Sam Smith, and more

  PART 1:   Frida Kahlo Frida Kahlo, the queer queen of art, was known for her bold strokes and...

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What it means to be queer

“What does it mean to be queer?” That’s a question that has crossed my mind innumerable times over almost the...

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Gender Roles: Part One

What are Gender Roles? Gender roles are socially accepted roles that are specified for genders with a primary focus on...

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Gender Roles: Part Two

How do gender roles affect expression of emotions? It is not new that gender roles have played a major role...

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When to seek therapy

The question People are often intimidated, ashamed and sometimes even disgusted to seek therapy or ask for help in turbulent times. Going for therapy is NOT an act of weakness. It is an act of valour and there is nothing...

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Affordable Counselling

With the ongoing pandemic, Mental Health has become a priority in almost all areas of life. Stress, depression and anxiety...

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International Day Against Nuclear Tests

History On second December 2009, the United Nations General Assembly unanimously settled to observe August 29th as the International Day...

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Men’s Mental Health

TW: Mentions of suicide November is men’s health awareness month. Many difficulties that the male community face are discussed with...

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To My Fellow IPL Lovers

It’s 7:30 pm and I find myself in front of the TV. Regardless of the day I’ve had, I’m a...

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Patriarchy And Patriarchal Notions: Understanding How Patriarchy Affects Our Daily Lives

What is patriarchy? What constitutes patriarchal notions? The term “patriarchy” is of Greek origin and directly translates to “rule of...

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On Lockdown Anxiety, And How To Alleviate The Same

Do your days seem to fly past in a blur during the lockdown? Do you feel drained from hours of...

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Let it out

How long can you hold onto a weak railing with wet hands? How long before it eventually gives away?  Where do you run to, when you have no safe space? Today, even grief looks saturated with numbness all around, and...

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Cycle breakers: a love letter

The first homes we inhabited and the first surroundings we were exposed to, decided our privileges and penalties, the kind...

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An open letter to those who may be contemplating suicide

To someone who I believe is strong, You may not know me and I may not understand what you’re going...

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An open letter to the friends I have lost

Dear, old friend?  Who knew the beginning of the end would be this hard? I’m unsure what to call you...

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From One To Another

Trigger Warning: S*icide It has been a couple of years since a friend of mine attempted suicide. To the teenager...

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Cycle Breakers

Who is a cycle breaker? If you have been exposed to traumatic, abusive, homophobic, or patriarchal structures that questioned the very essence of your existence, and painfully detached yourself from what once seemed like home, you are a cycle breaker....

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Helping with Grief and Bereavement

Reality a mess In the light of the recent events, we as humans are humbled by the experience of death...

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Decisions in Anger

Anger is a natural, emotional expression of the human body much like every other emotion, as a reaction to an...

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Volunteering

In the middle of an earth-shattering pandemic, there is this consistent belief about how this might be the apocalypse or...

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Crying (Part 2)

Do you have one of those days when you randomly experience this growing urge to break down and cry in...

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Are you okay? (Part 1)

A friend calls me, "Are you okay?" they ask. The world stops for a second. What do I tell them?...

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5 ways how friendship improved my life

  Belongingness and purpose Friendship reminds me that I truly belong and am loved in some circles. Especially for those...

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Youth Summit

At Hibiscus Foundation for Social Welfare (HFSW), we believe in creating spaces for the youth in our society to voice their concerns and recommendations for a better and sustainable future. Youth summits are inclusive and dynamic gatherings that provide a...

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Mental Health Project

Through its goals and operations, Hibiscus Foundation for Social Welfare constantly reiterates the importance of providing accessible mental health for...

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Gender Equality Project

Gender equality is essential for achieving essential global goals: reducing inequalities in opportunities,  providing universal education, eradicating poverty, and ensuring...

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No Tobacco Project

Hibiscus Foundation for Social Welfare (HFSW) works actively towards creating a lasting impact by educating and creating awareness among young...

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Human Rights Project

Legal consultation in terms of human rights are often confusing and hidden behind doors of complicated procedures and legal language....

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Pride Project

The arrival of June 2021 was festive, for HFSW kickstarted the celebrations of Pride Month. Starting from how being part...

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Climate Action Project

The Climate Action Project at Hibiscus Foundation for Social Welfare focuses on the power of individual action and the essential...

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