The Banyan Academy of Leadership in Mental Health


BALM is located in Kovalam, a resort town by the sea, approximately 30 km from Chennai. The location is scenic and away from the din and distraction of the metro. It is easily accessible by bus and taxi services.

BALM is co-located with the ‘Clustered Group Home’ program of The Banyan’s Inclusive Ecosystems vertical, with a vision to create not just an inclusive, dynamic learning environment for students but also one that is therapeutic and stimulates personal recovery for the residents.

Classrooms, the Library, Faculty offices, and the Dean’s office are all located here.


Reasonably priced apartments are available within 5-10 km radius from BALM. Students usually share an apartment amongst themselves. BALM Administration staff can guide students and offer assistance when necessary.