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Our Team


Kusumagiri Mental Health Centre was founded in 1971 by the Congregation of the Medical Sisters of St. Joseph (MSJ), Nirmala Province, Ernakulam. It is one of the pioneering institutions for mental health care in the nongovernmental voluntary sector in Kerala. The vision and farsightedness of “Servant of God” Joseph C. Panjikaran, the founder of M S J, was the inspiration and motivation behind this noble endeavor. The centre named after the heavenly Patroness of St. Teresa of Lisieux . The centre made its humble beginning with one psychiatrist, three nurses, one pharmacist and one laboratory technician. At present the hospital provides inpatient facility for 125 adults, 15 child and adolescents. A committed and enthusiastic team of doctors, psychologists, psychiatric social workers, psychiatric nurses, occupational therapists, speech therapists, special educators etc. make this institution a unique experience for the patients and their relatives. Kusumagiri Mental Health Centre (KMHC), located in the city of Cochin, Kerala, South India is providing world class mental health services and personalized treatment and care including clinical consultation and assessment, mental health promotion, prevention and early intervention, resource development and education & training.. KMHC focuses on mental health issues and applies a holistic approach, Involving work with individuals, families, and society as a whole.

Provincial Message

Under the supervision and guidance of MSJ sisters, this institution is creating awareness in the society regarding the attitude towards people with psychiatric, psychosocial problem and their management.

KMHC is providing help to distressed mind with a compassionate and patients centered approach. The holistic and innovative approach makes its stand unique in the field of mental health care. Thanks God for his mercy and the blessing he is showering towards us.

Administrator Message

Our priority is to provide highest quality care to people with various psychiatric and psychological problems in a comfortable setting.

We provide individualized care to each and every patient with a compassionate and empathetic attitude.

Special features of Kusumagiri,

  • ⦁ Open Space: The Peaceful and pleasant campus helps the patient to reduce their tensions and to be in a relaxed atmosphere
  • ⦁ Family involvement: The presence to close relatives enhances recovery from the illness and reduces social stigma.
  • ⦁ Holistic approach: making use of all modern treatment modalities like pharmacotherapy, Psychotherapy and psychosocial intervention occupational therapy and rehabilitation services.

We have an outstanding and excellent healthcare team including psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, psychiatric social workers, occupational therapists, nurses and other paramedical staff. They work together as a cohesive team of dedicated professionals.

Our job is challenging but the benefit of finding most of the patients resuming their day-to day activities is truly rewarding. All made possible by our focus on patient centered compassionate care and above all by God’s grace.


Sr.Thelma MSJ

M.Sc. Nusring


Sr.Mercillin MSJ


Assistant Administrator cum Nursing Superintendant

Dr.Sr.Liji Jose MSJ


Clinical Psychologist

Sr.Christuja MSJ



Sr.Baiji MSJ

BA,MLT,D.Ed. in ASD, Diploma in Hospital


Sr.Jyothi MSJ

M.OT. (Advanced Pediatrics) M.A. Psychology (Counseling)

In Charge Child and Adoloscent Psychiatry


We believe in providing the best possible care to all our existing patients and welcome new patients to sample