Session on ‘Invest More in Mental Health’ on the Occasion of World Mental Health Day
By Ms. Surabhi Shastri and Ms. Abhilasha Purushothaman
OCTOBER 10, 2020
Session on ‘Invest More in Mental Health’ was conducted by School Counsellors Ms. Surabhi Shastri and Ms. Abhilasha Purushothaman for class 8 students of Choithram School on the occasion of World Mental Health Day on October 10, 2020. While explaining the importance of mental well-being and various factors that affect mental health, the counsellors also shared how sound mental health can be developed and maintained.
They asked students to have faith in themselves, not to get disturbed by what others say and not to be affected by their grades and performance in school based examination. They emphasised on lifestyle changes by urging them to have nutritious food, exercise and quality sleep for healthy physical and psychological health. Students were shown a video of square breathing and asked to follow the instructions. The experiential learning made students aware about how a simple exercise on breath can enable them to experience a state of calmness. Students’ queries were addressed in the question answer session.