Jammu: The 3 day student orientation program, on mental health organised by Government College for Women, Parade, in collaboration with Higher Education Department under the flagship Manodarpan initiative of Govt. of India, concluded here today.
Students from various colleges of Jammu Province participated in the event which focused on generating awareness about the mental health challenges faced by the adolescents and young adults and the importance of emotional and mental wellbeing of the students during COVID-19 pandemic situation and beyond.
The event was conducted under the supervision of the Principal of the college Prof. (Dr) S.P. Sarswat and the organizing committee of Psychological Counseling Cum Career Counselling & Placement Cell of the college respectively.
Dr Chand Terehan, eminent Clinical Psychologist and Director Care North, Jammu & Chandigarh, shared the screen as the resource person.
She spoke on the ‘Life Skill –in everyday life’ and specified its importance and the ways students can implement it in their lifestyle and guide others to develop it.
Dr. Terehan also deliberated on the theme ‘Basics of Counseling’ in which she highlighted the principles of counseling and gave the students tips for building the skills involved in counseling. She also explained elaborately on ‘Body language and behavior modifications where she specified the importance of understanding nonverbal gestures in behavior and ways to improve it.
The webinar received an overwhelming response from participants. Several questions came up from the participants which were well responded by the resource person.
The Principal of the college lauded the efforts of the organising committee and congratulated all students for their participation. Dr Piyali Arora, nodal officer, Psychological Counselling Cell, Jammu Province extended the formal vote of thanks.