Soch Mental Health Team

Soch Mental Health

Jasmeet Chagger, RN, BscN, MSc
Maneet Chahal, RN, BScN, MSc

Nurse Innovator (Entrepreneur) Award Amount: $14,600

Maneet Chahal (RN, BScN, MScN) and & Jasmeet Chagger (RN, BScN, MScN) are two passionate community change-makers. They have over 8 years of mental health nursing experience and have closely witnessed their family and friends struggle with mental illness. 

Along with working in the field of mental health, Maneet finished her Masters of Nursing in 2018 which looked at the South Asian Punjabi community's experience of accessing mental health services for depression in the Region of Peel. 

Jasmeet’s Masters of Science in Nursing thesis explores the perceptions of alcohol use and the experience of Punjabi families impacted by problem drinking. 

Best friends for many years, Jasmeet and Maneet co-founded SOCH Mental Health offering their first workshop in April of 2015. SOCH is a community mental health initiative aimed at breaking the silence about mental health in South Asian families.