Mental wellness startup LISSUN has launched its first offline centre in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh in the presence of the chief guest Dr Preeti Singh – Senior Clinical Psychologist and Chief Medical Officer, LISSUN. The LISSUN Experiential centre has been launched at 218, Atreya Hospital, Sadar Bazar, in Muzaffarnagar. This is the first time a mental wellness startup has gone phygital in a tier-2 to cater to the audience.
The launch of this offline centre follows the recent tele mental health initiative announced in the Union Budget 2022, wherein the government too has recognized the need to address the rising cases of mental illness in the country. LISSUN has identified the long prevailing void for mental and emotional awareness in the real Bharat, and has chosen Muzaffarnagar as the launchpad to mark its offline presence.
Krishna Veer Singh, the co-founder and director of LISSUN, noted that mental wellness attains great significance across the globe. “However, in India it is still a taboo. The whole idea behind LISSUN is to break the barriers and begin the conversation around mental wellness. Only when you acknowledge the challenge, will you be able to take steps towards resolving it. Being born and brought up in Muzaffarnagar, itself, understanding the big gap of mental health services in the city, when we decided to go phygital we chose the city to mark the launch.”
Tarun Gupta, the co-founder of LISSUN, said they have been putting all their efforts towards drawing attention to the grave subject of mental and emotional well being. “We recently organized a mental health awareness session alongside The Association of Physicians of India, Muzaffarnagar. Now with the launch of our first offline centre, we aim to encourage people to come forward and avail proper treatments, instead of suppressing the word.”
Dr Preet Singh, the Chief Medical Officer, LISSUN, pointed out that in order to penetrate deeper in tier-2 and tier-3 cities in India, digital alone would not have sufficed. “A lot of people face the problem to access help, and on top of it there are many who are not even aware of the very existence of a solution. We truly believe to see a lot of lives getting changed for better through this newly established channel by LISSUN.”
LISSUN has been moving in the direction to accomplish its vision to change the lives of millions of people, and benefit them by providing psychological support in all aspects of their daily life. The core team of the brand comprises alumni from IIT, IIM, ISB and NIMHANS. The platform has already reached over 3000 users, and targets helping s20000+ people by the end of fiscal 22-23.