BIS #6289 Online 'mental health mela' by Prafulta Andheri

by Ratandeep Chawla & Cleric Nevelle Coutinho for BISMumbai

Prafulta: Center For Psychological Wellness Andheri, conducted a 02-day workshop 'Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham' - 'A Festival of Feelings'.over Zoom on 06 and 07 February 2021. Supported by Larsen and Toubro Hydrocarbon Engineering [LTHE], the 02-day event was coordinated by Prafulta Director Father Godfrey D'Sa with Ratandeep Chawla, Nidhi Panday Jain , Kumkum Jagadish and Kajal Shah Rambhia. A team of 20 volunteers from St. Xavier’s College-Mumbai, provided the technical support required to make this event possible, for the 95 participating schools.

On 06 February, 12 senior psychologists conducted 15 sessions for parents on 'Effective Parenting strategies', with over 450 parents in attendance. The parents were very responsive and asked a number of questions gaining significant insights to face up to challenges.

On 07 February, 26 professional psychologists conducted sessions for 670 children on 'Handling Difficult Emotions', through story-telling, power-point presentations, drawing, and singing. Through fun-filled sessions, children were taught how to handle anger, sadness,nervousness, fear, and to be happy and positive!

This was one of the largest mental health campaigns conducted online by Prafulta, Andheri.