The BALM Fellowship has been instituted to provide students (of Master’s programme / Diploma programme), and users or caregivers with an interest in pursuing a career in mental health, seeking an apprenticeship at The Banyan. The Fellow is then placed across the partner sites empanelled in the stakeholder engagement programme, well equipped to engage in clinical practice, management, advocacy and research, thus ensuring a sustainable method to systematically address the need for qualified and committed change agents and strengthen mental health systems