Advisory

To monitor and promote the mental health issues and concerns of students and teachers and to facilitate providing of support to address the mental health and psychosocial aspects during conditions like COVID 19 and beyond

Advisory for The Psychosocial Support & Mental Health Promotion for
School Students

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Advisory for The Psychosocial Support & Mental Health Promotion for
University/College Students

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Tips for School Students, Teachers & Families

Students

Quality Family time

Spend time by playing with family on board games, antakshari, other indoor games, music and crafts.

Learning can be fun

Creative thinking can go beyond the academic learning by participating in household chores, supporting younger siblings and parents.

Interactive Online classes

Support teachers in participating actively in online classes which will go a long way for enriching the utility and productivity of these times.

Empower Adolescent Peer Support

Come forth to be a peer educator/mentor by initiating and innovating online based peer support programs on life skills enrichments.

Teachers

Learning with Life Skills

Encourage children to read and exchange things they have read or learnt beyond textbooks.

Engage in Playful Activities

Drawing/painting or story telling can help them express their feelings in a safe and supportive environment which can release emotions like fear or anxiety.

Provide Support and Attention

Seek guidance from the school principal/counsellor or special educators about a child with special needs and contact the local medical authority, if needed.

Promote Resilience

Motivate children to write about new skills and positive stories they have developed being at home and how they are spending their time with family.

Parents

Active Listening

Actively listen to children’s difficulties, clarifying doubts, reassuring them, generating hope and providing emotional support in resolving issues.

Be a Role Model

Children are very perceptive and closely observe your actions. Parents can support by managing their own stressors so that they can be role models.

Healthy Lifestyles

Set time for sleep, waking up, healthy balanced diet, learning and playtime as structured schedule to stay focused and motivated.

Provide Authentic Information

Discuss facts about covid-19 and share facts which will help in reducing fear and distinguishing them from myths & rumours.

Tips for University/College Students, Faculty/Teachers & Families

Students

Prioritize self-care

In these times of uncertainty, focus on what you can control and take care of yourself to stay healthy

Use Healthy Coping

Plan for your next goal, learn new skills or connect with friends and family

Acknowledge your feelings

It is normal to feel anxious or worried. Recognize your feelings and express them with someone you trust to feel better

Faculty/Teachers

Support your students

Send positive messages and connect with your students. Extend emotional support if needed.

Care and Share

Care for yourself and your family and reach out to friends, colleagues and your family to relieve any stress

Identify professional support

Familiarise yourself with available counseling services for students in campus, online or over phone

Families

Validate their feelings

Support your ward and empathise with their feelings

Provide Active Support

Interact with your ward and reassure them that you are there for them

Improvise daily schedule

Engage in pleasant indoor activities like games and music with all family members.

Students' Contribution

Physical Fitness for Mental Wellbeing


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National Toll-Free Helpline Number

844 844 0632

to address students' psychosocial issues

Protect yourself and others!
Follow these Do’s and Don’ts

Do’s

Practice frequent hand washing . Wash hands with soap and water or use alcohol based hand rub. Wash hands even if they are visibly clean.

Cover your nose and mouth with handkerchief/tissue while sneezing and coughing.

Throw used tissues into closed bins immediately after use.

See a doctor if you feel unwell (fever, difficult breathing and cough). While visiting doctor wear a mask/cloth to cover your mouth and nose.

If you have these signs/symptoms please call state helpline number or Ministry of Health & Family Welfare’s 24X7 helpline at 011-23978046

Avoid participating in large gatherings.

Don’ts

Have a close contact with anyone. If you’re experiencing cough and fever.

Touch your eyes, nose and mouth.

Spit in public.

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