IIT Madras starts mental health wellness session series for students

IIT Madras Starts Mental Health Wellness Session Series for Students

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras has announced a wellness session series for its students, under which the institute will undertake several initiatives to provide every student an environment filled with harmony and peace.

With this series, the institute aims at increasing awareness on mental health issues and the experts will talk about various options available to students to address and mitigate stress whenever it is experienced.

This programme is being conducted with the support of the National Health Mission, Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Tamil Nadu, for students through talks by renowned professionals involved in enabling mental wellness programmes across the state.

The Tamil Nadu state government has also been following such initiatives for students of other streams and professions, such as reaching out to 2,56,959 NEET Aspirants and also special counseling services provided to 1,524 students returned from Ukraine. IIT Madras has a similar programme called ‘MiTR,’ which is a student support initiative.

Additionally, mental health tele counselling services (14416) will be offered to IIT students through TeleManas (14416), which is a 24X7 toll-free helpline providing quick mental health counseling services to students in times of distress.

Courtesy : The Indian Express

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