working with love

admin + operations

Our Admin and Operations Hub serves as the ‘back office’ to develop policies, branding, and operations which are aligned with our organisation's values.

Kavita
PEOPLE LEAD

Kavita

Kavita is one of the People Leads at Taraki and has substantial experience in Human Resources and Recruitment. Kavita has had a keen interest in mental health and well-being for many years, and believes everyone deserves to have a safe space to discuss their feelings and access support when they most need it.

Navita
PEOPLE LEAD

Navita

Navita is one of the People Leads at Taraki and has substantial experience in Human Resources and Recruitment. Having experienced mental health issues herself, Navita has a passion and desire to help those who are suffering and believes that there should be a safe space and an open platform for those in need.

Parminder Jutla
Partnerships + Business Development Lead

Parminder Jutla

Parminder supports Taraki in its partnerships and business development, helping us to build sustainably as an organisation as well as work equitably with those around us. Parminder has worked in the non-profit space for thirty years and brings a whole host of skills and experiences into the organisation.

Shuranjeet Singh
FOUNDER + DIRECTOR

Shuranjeet Singh

Shuranjeet founded Taraki in October 2017 after his experiences with mental ill-health. Since then, he has worked with individuals and communities to ideate, implement, and sustain community healthcare initiatives around the world. Alongside Taraki, Shuranjeet is a research consultant, PhD student, and sits on a number of boards.‍

Tanya Marwaha
PROGRAMME COORDINATOR

Tanya Marwaha

Tanya has extensive experience of working in the mental health advocacy and programme development space. At Taraki, Tanya is a Programme Coordinator, meaning that she is involved across our teams to help in the development and delivery of of significant pieces of work which aim to make a positive impact.

media + campaigns

Our Media and Campaigns team help to ensure that our outward facing communications are coherent, connected and impactful.

Harkaran Singh
CAMPAIGN COORDINATOR

Harkaran Singh

Harkaran works with Taraki as a Campaigns Coordinator, supporting Taraki to make impact in creative ways. Harkaran was initially a facilitator for several years and joined Taraki to make a difference and help his community. He is keen to bring people together, raise awareness and to help educate one-another.

Japnaam Kaur
MEDIA AND CAMPAIGNS LEAD

Japnaam Kaur

Japnaam is responsible for spotlighting Taraki on social media while creating a safe online space for Punjabi communities to openly discuss mental health and share their experiences. Japnaam is a freelance digital marketer, and feels fortunate to have the opportunity to apply her skillset to such a meaningful cause.

Santosh Kaur
MEDIA COORDINATOR

Santosh Kaur

Santosh supports Taraki because she believes in the movement’s aims and objectives and is passionate about mental health. She considers this work as a way of giving back. Santosh helps Taraki use social media as a primary method of communication to promote projects, outcomes, and engage communities.

training + education

Our Training and Education team support communities, businesses, healthcare professionals and researchers to learn from our developed expertise.

Arjun Singh
PROJECT LEAD

Arjun Singh

Arjun is a member of ThoughtFull Impact who have been commissioned to project manage an initiative funded by Zoom Cares. This project will see the establishment of Taraki’s Social Impact Hub to support organising and social change around mental health in Punjabi communities at greater scale.

Gurpreet Singh
TRAINER

Gurpreet Singh

Gurpreet works with Taraki as a Trainer and Co-Faclilitator, supporting Taraki to deliver our training and educational materials. Gurpreet is a parental blogger and has a keen interest in mental health. He is primarily focusing on helping the expansion of Taraki's Punjabi men's peer support programme.

Taimour Ahmed
PROJECT LEAD

Taimour Ahmed

Taimour is the Project Lead for Taraki's Cha in the City programme which focuses on developing Punjabi men's peer support at scale. A long-time attendee of Cha In The City, he brings a lived-experience lens to the project that is rooted in supporting others to be able to cultivate such spaces for themselves.‍

Updesh Singh
PROJECT LEAD

Updesh Singh

Updesh is a co-founder of ThoughtFull Impact who have been commissioned to project manage the initiative funded by Zoom Cares. This project will see the establishment of Taraki’s Social Impact Hub to support organising and social change around mental health in Punjabi communities at greater scale.

social support

Our Social Support team run and facilitate a number of peer support groups to enable better discussion and connection between Punjabi communities.

Aman Kaur
FACILITATOR

Aman Kaur

Aman is a facilitator for the Punjabi Women’s Forum, supporting our communities in a safe, secure and confidential space. Aman believes mental health is just as important as physical health and that we should all be allowed to be truly authentic to express ourselves freely.

Amardeep Singh
FACILITATOR

Amardeep Singh

Amardeep believes that men’s mental health is a major unaddressed issue in modern society. He feels strongly that dialogue in a protected, non-judgemental environment is one of the ways we can increase knowledge, awareness and reduce isolation.

Daan Kaur
FACILITATOR

Daan Kaur

Daan is a coordinator for Taraki’s Punjabi Women’s Forum in London, working to provide a safe space for expression and support. Through her experience with mental ill-health and seeing others close to her go through similar journeys, she was inspired to help make a difference.

Kris Panvalkar
FACILITATOR

Kris Panvalkar

Kris’ background is working in mental healthcare within the NHS and more recently has lived experience. He is passionate to look at mental wellbeing. Recently engaging with Taraki via the men’s forum this year, he has seen the benefits of the safe and open spaces in the online forums.

Navneet Bal
FACILITATOR

Navneet Bal

Navneet believes that Punjabi communities should be able to connect and share on difficult topics. Navneet creates an open and inclusive environment for communities to talk about mental health as a facilitator in our women's forum.

Raj Kaur
SOCIAL SUPPORT LEAD

Raj Kaur

Raj is the Programme Lead in Taraki’s Social Support Hub, meaning that she organises Taraki’s social and peer support work. As a journalist she’s highlighted mental health issues in her news coverage which is driven by personal experienced of loved ones with mental health challenges.

research + policy

Our Research and Policy team ensure Punjabi communities have voice to share learnings and influence decision-making in mental health and beyond.

Bayparvah Kaur
RESEARCH OFFICER

Bayparvah Kaur

Bayparvah is a current PhD student and has worked as a research and lived experience consultant. With Taraki, Bayparvah is focusing on how to best embed lived experience expertise throughout Taraki's work and in what Taraki can offer to the broader research and health services space.

Ciera Babbrah
RESEARCH OFFICER

Ciera Babbrah

Bayparvah is a current PhD student and has worked as a research and lived experience consultant. With Taraki, Bayparvah is focusing on how to best embed lived experience expertise throughout Taraki's work and in what Taraki can offer to the broader research and health services space.

Gurmukh Panesar
RESEARCH OFFICER

Gurmukh Panesar

Gurmukh is passionate about using research to build bridges within communities to help aid understanding and growth around mental health. He hopes that in the future, access to mental health support will be accessible to all, conversations be destigmatised, and help be intersectional.

Mahabhir Singh
RESEARCH AND POLICY LEAD

Mahabhir Singh

At Taraki, Mahabhir provides direction and management of Taraki’s Research and Policy Hub. With Taraki, Mahabhir hopes to improve the accessibility and development of mental health resources available to Punjabi communities worldwide using an intersectional and collaborative approach to research initiatives.‍

Rupinder Kaur
RESEARCH OFFICER

Rupinder Kaur

Rupinder is a recent PhD graduate and spent the last few years working in dementia research and clinical trials. Rupinder is passionate about using her research skills to contribute to improving mental health awareness and accessibility to culturally aware support, interventions, and research for the Panjabi community.