FAQs

What should I do if I can’t tell what services I would benefit from/ what services I require?

We understand that this could be difficult. We recommend that you reach out to us, a member of our team will then get in touch with you and explain our services to you. We can then also discuss what services you would benefit from.

 

What does ‘Safe Space’, the support group, do exactly?

As the name suggests, it is a safe space where you can find comfort, support and a sense of community. The group is led by a therapist and a primary respondent trained to facilitate support groups. We discuss the things that have been troubling us, explore healthy coping mechanisms and for those two hours a week, our safe space allows you to express yourself fearlessly. You can reach out to us to enroll for our Safe Space which takes place every alternate Sunday from 3:30 pm to 5.00pm IST.

 

What if I’m a minor (under 18 years of age)? Can I still use your services?

In short, yes. If you are in a situation of abuse and need our assistance, do reach out to us regarding the same and we will contact you back with our available resources and services. Resources like our Buddy System are anonymous unless required to report by law. These buddies can be of emotional aid to you and are trained to be pre- counsellors. 

 

Do you provide aid and support to the LGBTQIA+ Community?

Yes! We believe in creating a community that is inclusive. Our Primary Respondents are trained to have an intersectional approach for any person who reaches out to us. We provide free psycho- socio- legal aid to members of the LGBTQIA+ community. We also conduct workshops on gender sensitization, events like Barabari (a platform for LGBTQIA+ Advocacy), open mics, and a directory of LGBTQIA+ friendly counselors.

 

I don’t think I can afford your services…

We follow a pay- as- you- can format of payment for our inhouse services. That means that you can pay whatever you can afford at that point of time. When it comes to gaining access to psychologists and psychiatrists, we offer a limited number of need-based financial aid. We strongly believe that access to mental health care and emotional, sexual and physical safety should be easily accessible and thus we will do all that we can to enable that.

 

What If I want to work with you?

We welcome volunteers to work in departments like administration and logistics, research, and social media. In order to apply to open positions with us, you can fill out the volunteer form or email us at theplanejar@gmail.com

You can also work with us in the capacity of a Primary Respondent of Abuse after taking our flagship training C.A.A.S.A. (Child Abuse Awareness and Survivors’ Assistance). Read more about who a Primary Respondent of Abuse is here .