Ashraya is a psychosocial rehabilitation centre for enhancing the quality of life of the mentally ill people who received professional help from mental health centres. Occupational therapies based on the therapeutic use of everyday activities help the patients develop, recover, improve, as well as maintain the skills needed for daily living and working. The rehabilitation centre was originally started functioning at Ashraya, Peruvayal. It was shifted to Ashagram Chelannur on 1st January 2008. There are at present 13 residents and 5 staff members. The main objective of the centre is: skill development, vocational training, counseling, medical advice and treatment.
Now Ashraya offers various types of therapies such as occupational therapy, music therapy, physiotherapy, group therapy and recreation therapy. These therapies help the residents take care of themselves by paying attention to the development of healthy living habits. They are trained to manage personal hygiene on their own. Regular psychiatric follow ups and medical check-ups enable the residents to develop more complex living skills.