Shaping Mental Health Fitness for the Future
October 10th is marked a significant day around the globe as World Mental Health Day. World Mental Health Day works with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilising efforts in support of mental health. The 2018 World Mental Health Day campaign is focusing on Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World. World Health Organisation says adolescence and the early years of adulthood are a time of life when many changes occur, for example changing schools, leaving home, and starting university or a new job. For many, these are exciting times. They can also be times of stress and apprehension however. In some cases, if not recognized and managed, these feelings can lead to mental illness. The expanding use of online technologies, while undoubtedly bringing many benefits, can also bring additional pressures, as connectivity to virtual networks at any time of the day and night grows.
Investing and involving in this initiative Rizvi College of Education is organizing a mental health awareness drive “Shaping Mental Health Fitness for the future” on the 10th of October, 2018. The programme was be inaugurated by Dr. Trupti Barchha, Wellness Expert and Counsellor. This programme was organized under the leadership of Dr. Priyanka Pandey, Asst Professor of Rizvi College who is also a trained clinical psychologist and coordinated by Ms. Spoty Manoj Karthik, Asst. Professor, Rizvi College of Education. Dr. Rakhi Sawlane, also a psychologist was the third counsellor in this event.
The programme included the following activities:
• Check your mood – A Smiley activity where the students express their mood using emoticons.
• Stress Screening Test – A short test to identify the stress level of the test takers.
• Counselling Sessions – Based on the above stress screening the students are referred for further counseling session in the college or other counseling clinics.
• Spreading Awareness – spreading the significance of mental health and removing the stigma associated to mental ailments through display of posters.
The event was a grand success and below are a few glimpses of the same.