Beyond Carlton offers free counselling for fire accident victims and their families

At Beyond Carlton, we understand the trauma that fire accident victims and their families go through. It takes a huge effort to overcome the pain, grief and stress for both the victim and the immediate family.

Recognizing this Beyond Carlton has decided to offer a free counseling service as a means to reach out and hand-hold those who themselves have been, or are living with people affected by a fire-related tragedy.

The process of recognizing and accepting shocking and extremely difficult situations is a slow painful one. With a counselor, it is possible to feel less alone, and more willing to look beyond the event.

“As possibly the only citizens body that was born out of a fire tragedy our movement recognizes the grief and trauma that victims and families need to overcome. Most often we do not seek professional help to return to normal living. It is with this purpose that we believe that a free counseling service may help many to carry on their living with confidence and respect. We hope many would reach out to us and we can provide some assistance to fire victims and families” – Uday Vijayan, Managing Trustee, & President, Beyond Carlton.

Counselling by:
Dr Anupama Sanjeev,has agreed to assist us in this initiative. She is a psychologist with more than 8 years of counseling experience. She has also worked in the area of psychometrics (the creation of assessment tools) and taught research methodology to post graduate students, apart from creating and running a student welfare
program for a college in Bangalore.She has conceptualized events and created published content related to career counseling and is currently working on a mobile app for counseling. She enjoys writing poetry and fiction and contributes to a writers group.

To Apply for free counselling, please do visit our website


About Beyond Carlton

Beyond Carlton’s primary objectives are to create a safer environment by addressing issues around fire safety, including policy and legislative changes, as well as to ensure accountability. Family members of those who passed away and injured in the Carlton Towers fire are the founding members of the Trust. Beyond Carlton articipates in internal corporate workshops on fire safety and is working with industry bodies to address issues around fire safety. It was instrumental in filing a PIL in the Karnataka High Court in 2011 and managed to get strict new laws implemented for violations in high rises in Karnataka. Beyond Carlton recently launched, possibly the first of its kind citizens mobile App-FIRE CHAMP in association with the Karnataka Fire Department. It’s new website encourages interaction and hopes to serve as a platform and curator of all matters related to fire safety in India. Beyond Carlton is now being recognized as the go-to citizen’s body around fire safety. It is now working on taking this movement national.

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About Uday Vijayan 8 Articles
Uday Vijayan is the Founder & Managing Trustee of Beyond Carlton (, a people’s initiative on fire safety