Dr. Vandana Shetty

Founder, Sage Health, Renowned Psychiatrist

Dr. Vandana Shetty is a renowned psychiatrist, psychotherapist, and sexual medicine specialist from Bangalore.

She is the founder of Sage Health and co-founder of The Gulmohar Project, an integrative mental health initiative providing customised integrative mental health services based on the unique needs of each individual. She is also a visiting Consultant at Nirvikalpa- The Mind Body Centre.

She is a prestigious member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK, and the Indian Psychiatric Society.

She combines her medical expertise with culturally relevant integrative approaches focusing on the mind-body connection. She has a keen interest in studying the impact of culture on matters of the mind. She is a strong advocate for destigmatizing mental illnesses and bridging the treatment gap, and regularly writes for leading platforms to promote the dialogue around mental health.

Especially in the field of sexual medicine in India, she believes that there is a dearth of female specialists which adds to the stigma of help-seeking for women.

Her other areas of interest include women's mental health, addiction psychiatry, adolescent psychiatry, and promotion of workspace mental health.


10:45 - 11:15 hrs.

Friday 13th october

Mind Matters: Women's Mental Health - Navigating Challenges, Building Resilience

"Mind Matters" is a dedicated exploration of the complex terrain of women's mental health. We delve into the unique challenges women face, from life transitions to societal pressures, and offer insights on building resilience. Join us for candid conversations, expert perspectives, and practical strategies to empower women in their journey towards mental well-being.


Deepti Chandy, Therapist & COO, Anna Chandy & Associates

Dr. Vandana Shetty, Renowned Psychiatrist & Founder, Sage Health

Smitha Murthy, Co-founder, MyndStories

Session Moderated By:
Brian Carvalho, Communications Advisor Healthcare