Pakistan Institute of Living and Learning (PILL) was established in Karachi in 1998. It was a unique concept to conduct various projects. He was a great visionary and well ahead of his time, he believed in the holistic approach by applying integrated physical, mental and spiritual interventions to achieve well-being, being the corner stone of positive child health development and better family environment; thus, resulting in a confident and successful future generation. From this platform PILL went on to conduct various projects. PILL opened its second office in Mandra where a project in collaboration with Prof Francis Creed from the University of Manchester was started.

PILL takes his vision forward of well-being and resillience. The first board of trustees of PILL included Prof Nusrat Husain, Prof Imran Chaudhry, Prof Nasim Chaudhry and Dr Meher Husain, with a small team of four members in Islamabad. The main aim of PILL is to promote the state of mental well-being with special emphasis on people with low-income. PILL is dedicated to promoting optimal mental health in infants, children, youth, their famililes, and communities in healthy pyscho-social functioning and development.

PILL now has offices in all four provinces of Pakistan and is working with national as well as international collaborators having more than 100 employees.

Multicenter RCT to evaluate the clinical and cost effectiveness of a culturally adapted manual assisted psychological intervention as compared to treatment as usual in Pakistani Adolescents (YCMAP) with a history of self-harm
The culturally adapted psychological intervention C-MAP utilizes problem solving components within a brief intervention that can be widely utilized in clinical practice.
SEPAK is regarding suicide prevention by empowering adolescents in Pakistan.
The objective of the study is to: “Determine if supported implementation of the LTP plus programme improves infant development compared to standard implementation of the LTP plus programme”
South Asia Self Harm research capability building Initiative (SASHI) Suicide is a leading cause of death worldwide. A prior history of self-harm is one of the strongest predictors of a future suicide attempt or completed suicide.

Building Resilience Against ViolencE.

Newsletters and Magazines

PILL publishes its newsletter on quarterly basis for promoting mental health awareness by engaging mental health practitioners to express their thoughts and experiences about mental illnesses.

PILL publishes annual journal which comprises of details of all activities conducted throughtout the year. It is in circulation on National and International Level.

Trainings & Workshops

Training & workshops are conducted throughout the year at all branches of PILL to foster knowledge or skills among employees and local community members