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School of Sanity

An online learning space to explore the intersection of mental health, work, culture, money, and technology.

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  • Can ChatGPT replace your therapist?
  • What on earth is a crying club?
  • Is trauma becoming just a woke buzzword these days?

If questions like these pique your curiosity, I welcome you to School of Sanity – an interactive online learning space for people who want to explore the exciting, urgent, and high-stakes intersection of mental health, work, culture, money, and technology – but don't know where to begin.

Sign up by clicking the buttons below; then scroll down for more details.

PS: All School of Sanity events are governed by a code of conduct. Check it out at the bottom of this page.

Graphic titled 'mental health is like climate change'. Next to an infinity sign sits the text: "Conventional understanding of mental health lays too much emphasis on ‘chemicals in the brain’. But mental health is much more than a biomedical issue. Like climate change, mental health affects, and is in turn affected by, every aspect of our lives as individuals and communities - from our personal identities to the work we do and the tech we use. School of Sanity will help illuminate this intricate web of connections."

Who is School of Sanity for?

Mental health professionals, social workers, researchers, policymakers, investors, funders, entrepreneurs, students, lived experience experts, caregivers, advocates, writers, creators, and folks curious about the global mental health movement anywhere in the world.

What will you get out of it?

  • Access exclusive online interactive sessions, workshops, curated research and readings, and more to help you make sense of the biggest currents shaping the global mental health sector – from the rise of AI-driven 'therapy' bots to the evolution of workplace mental health.
  • Learn to identify and challenge myths about mental health
  • Think, write, and communicate better about mental health and its intersections with work, culture, money, and technology
  • Connect with and learn from a global community, eg the one I've built for Sanity spanning 50 countries across six continents
  • Apply what you learn to advocate for change, eg, by developing better workplace mental health programmes or ethical technology solutions

People who've attended my sessions in the past say...

"Thanks Tanmoy for reshaping the discussion around lived experience. Since we are in throes of the beginning of this movement of transparency, we will have to accept the distress and unease that comes along with inclusivity."
"The way you introduced the fish pamphlet in the beginning was a really interesting and novel way of looking at 'the struggle' of those going through mental health conditions. It really helps reshape the narrative from a passive victim to an active and empowered survivor. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on the subject!"

Hi, I am Tanmoy

I am a lived experience expert and creator of Sanity by Tanmoy, an independent mental health storytelling platform, which has subscribers in over 50 countries.

I love teaching and mentoring, and have spoken and delivered sessions at forums including the University of Amsterdam; the Vedica Scholars Programme for Women; Knight Centre for Journalism, University of Texas, Austin; and King's College, London.

My work has been featured on, and I have been quoted in, the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, IJ Net, Times of India, The Economic Times, Forbes, Poynter, and Suno India, among others. I’ve also written for global publications including The Mekong Review, Griffith Review, Business Insider, and Welcome to the Jungle.

I'm a past fellow of the Reuters Institute at the University of Oxford and a LinkedIn Top Voice in Social Impact, and I sit on lived experience panels and committees across the world. I’ve co-authored a paper in the Lancet Psychiatry and serve as an advisor to the Keshav Desiraju Indian Mental Health Observatory at the Centre for Mental Health Law and Policy.

Join me at the School of Sanity.

Code of conduct (subject to periodic updates)

School of Sanity’s goal is to foster open, thoughtful, and mutually respectful reflections in a safe environment. To make this happen, it’s important that we all follow these housekeeping rules and code of conduct during the virtual session (subject to updates from time to time):

  • Your login details to attend the session are non-transferable and cannot be shared with anyone else.
  • The host is not a mental health professional and will not offer clinical advice or therapist recommendations. To ensure the safety of all participants, please don't ask for or offer mental health advice.
  • This session is not meant for sharing personal mental health stories. Please seek out peer support groups if that's what you need.
  • Do not share any personal information with unfamiliar individuals.
  • Please mute yourself when not speaking.
  • You are free to use the content of the session for personal, non-commercial purposes, but you may not disclose the identity or affiliation of any speaker or participant in the session. This includes screenshots that reveal the face or name of any participant.
  • The session may be recorded for improvements in content and delivery during future sessions. This recording will not be shared publicly. You can ask for the recording to be paused when you are speaking.
  • The safety of the group is paramount in order for us to have an open and collegial discussion. Refrain from harassing, bullying, discriminatory, hateful, or illegal conduct. This includes but is not limited to:
    • Violence and threats of violence.
    • Incitement of violence towards any individual, including encouraging a person to self-harm or suicidal behaviour.
    • Derogatory comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental or physical illness, neuro(a)typicality, physical appearance, body size, caste, race, religion, or socio-economic status.
    • Gratuitous or off-topic sexual images or behaviour.
    • Posting or threatening to post other people’s personally identifying information (“doxing”).
    • Deliberate misgendering or use of “dead” or rejected names.
    • Inappropriate photography or recording.
    • Simulated physical contact (e.g. textual messages or comments like “hug” or “backrub”) without affirmative consent.
    • Unwelcome sexual attention. This includes sexualised comments or jokes and unwelcome sexual advances.
    • Deliberate intimidation, stalking or following (online or in person).
    • Sustained disruption of conversation or posting spam.
    • Visually or orally sharing any content that is illegal, including but not limited to content supporting extremism or terrorism.
    • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviour.
  • You can report any violation of these rules to the host via private direct message during the event, or via email afterwards. Your identity will be kept confidential.
  • Any behaviour that disrupts the safety of the group will result in removal from the session without refund and disqualification from future events.

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