TarakĪ is maintained by its central team and regional coordinators. This has expanded over time, with regional coordinators emerging organically through sustained interest and commitment to promoting positive mental health in Punjabi communities.
Our team bring with them a wide variety of backgrounds, skill-sets, and expertise:
Social Media Manager
Santosh has been managing Taraki's social media since December 2018. Her skills have been integral to Taraki's work which uses social media to communicate its projects, promote the work of others, and to show continuing outcomes.
Taraki's principles struck a chord with Santosh and she believes in the movement's aims and objectives. Mental health is a topic Santosh is passionate about and working alongside Taraki is a way of giving back as a form of Seva, or 'selfless service'.
Coordinator - Central London
Harkaran Singh volunteers as a regional coordinator in Central London, helping to organise the Chai in the City forum for Punjabi men.
Harkaran joined Taraki in order to make a difference and help his community. He is keen to bring people together, raise awareness and to help educate one-another. Harkaran believes that the nuances of Punjabi culture are specific and it makes sense for 'us to have a space to discuss openly and without judgement.'
Coordinator - Birmingham
Dr Navdeep Singh Bhamra has been working with Taraki since October 2018. In this time, he has helped to coordinate Taraki's work in Handsworth, involving the compilation and development of a mental health services directory of the area.
Dr Bhamra is passionate about mental health and medicine, looking to support local communities in maintaining positive well-being.
Shuranjeet Singh Takhar
Founder and Director
Shuranjeet founded Taraki in October 2017 after his experiences with mental ill-health whilst at university. Since then, he has worked with individuals and communities to establish projects with a diverse range of Punjabi communities. Currently, he works with regional coordinators to ensure projects are running smoothly whilst developing collaborative relationships with external organisations at a local, national, and international level.