With an goal to supply psycho- social assist and counselling to college students for their mental health and well- being, the Union Human Useful resource Growth (HRD) minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank launched ‘Manodarpan’ initiative on Tuesday, July 21. Beneath this initiative, the minister launched a toll-free nationwide helpline number – 8448440632, a web site of Manodarpan and a handbook on 21st century life abilities, for the scholars of college, faculty and universities.
Those that want psycho-social help or counselling can go to the official web site of Manodarpan – manodarpan.mhrd.gov.in or name on the helpline number - 8448440632.
Manodarpan comprise of the next parts:
1. Advisory pointers
2. Internet web page
3. Nationwide degree database and listing of counsellors
4. Nationwide Toll-free helpline number
5. Interactive on-line chat possibility
Read the handbook on 21st century skills
Manodarpan is an initiative below the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi within the month of Could. Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharam had on Could 17 introduced in regards to the Manodarpan initiative whereas addressing a press convention to announce the fourth tranche of Rs 20 lakh crore financial stimulus package deal.
Visit the official website of Manodarpan
“Many college students required psychological assist as a result of lockdown was new to them. They had been pressured as a result of of this. Manodarpan will present help to the scholars, lecturers and dad and mom,” the finance minister had stated.
Talking within the launch occasion, the HRD minister stated, “COVID -19 is understandably a difficult time for everybody all over the world. This world pandemic shouldn’t be solely a critical medical concern but additionally brings blended feelings and psycho-social stress for all. With a particular concentrate on youngsters and adolescents, there are rising mental health issues which might be typically reported in such conditions. Kids and adolescents could also be extra weak and could expertise a heightened degree of stress, nervousness and fearfulness, together with a variety of different emotional and behavioural points,”
“HRD Ministry has felt that whereas you will need to concentrate on persevering with education on the tutorial entrance, the mental properly-being of the scholars additionally must be given equal significance,” the minister added.
A working group, comprising of consultants from the fields of education, mental health and psychosocial points, has been set as much as monitor and promote the mental health points and issues of college students and to facilitate offering of assist to deal with the mental health and psychosocial features throughout and after COVID-19 lockdown, by counselling companies, on-line assets and helpline.
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