Brief Relief - Free Online Therapy

Brief Relief is a short online therapy session offered by Heart It Out to help you tide over the difficult times brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Some of us are away from home, those of us already struggling with mental illnesses are finding it harder to cope; some of us have lost our jobs and are worried about how life is going to pan out in the next couple of months. Some of us are suddenly tasked with domestic chores and are also juggling working from home.

Our routines are affected, our schedules haywire, and our anxieties are heightened. If you’d like to talk to someone for a short while, we are here to lend you a listening ear and support you in these difficult times. These sessions are free; and available currently on the Zoom platform.

Our team of empathetic listeners are available online between 6 AM and 2 AM IST. Along with English and Kannada we also offer support in Tamil and Hindi as well. To maintain safety and confidentiality, the helpline is built on the Zoom platform. For a better call experience you can download Zoom here

For any questions, drop us an email on [email protected] or leave a WhatsApp text on +91-7892551372 and we will reach out to you!

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Partner With Us

If you are part of a corporation, non-profit, or a start up we can support your collective mental health too! Brief Relief runs an exclusive free online program for corporate workers, front line employees and social enterprises. We offer:

  • Time and Work Management
  • Schedules and Routine Support
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Work from Home Management
  • Emotional and Relationship Care

and customized sessions on particular topics for smaller teams, if necessary. A trained psychologist will facilitate the session and also provide tips for self-help. 

Volunteer To Be A Listener​

India has 1 psychologist for every 3,00,000 people. We are trying to change that. If you have a master’s degree in psychology or are a student of psychology; volunteer to listen.

We are looking for a diverse set of people who can speak India’s many languages and are patient listeners. You will be trained to provide support in:

  • Listening for the Brief Relief Helpline
  • Research for developing appropriate resources 
  • Development of specialized training modules for Front Line Workers and Social Enterprises
  • Psycho-education and de-stigmatization programs

Press & Media

Brief Relief has been covered by Deccan Herald for accessible mental health care support during the times of COVID-19 and the lockdown. Meet our co-founder, Nithya J Rao, busting mental health care myths and supporting a caller with stress related anxiety.