Union Ministry of HRD has launched MANODARPAN initiative to provide psychosocial support to students for their Mental Health and Well-being.
The following are included in the MANODARPAN initiative:
Advisory Guidelines for students, teachers and faculty of School systems and Universities along with families. To access it click here
Web page which will carry advisory, practical tips, posters, videos, do's and donts for psychosocial support, FAQs and online query system.
National level database and directory of counsellors at School and University level whose services can be offered voluntarily for Tele-Counselling Service on the National Helpline.
National Toll-free Helpline - 8448440632 for a country wide outreach to students from school, universities and colleges. This unique helpline shall be manned by a pool of experienced counselors/ Psychologists and other mental health professionals and will continue beyond the COVID-19 situation.
Handbook on Psychosocial Support: Enriching Life skills & Wellbeing of Students - The booklet will include FAQs, Facts & Myths and will also cover ways and means to manage emotional and behavioural concerns (from young children to college youth) during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
Interactive Online Chat Platform for contact, counselling and guidance by psychologists and other mental health professionals which will be available for students, teachers, and families during COVID-19 and beyond.
Webinars, audio-visual resources including videos, posters, flyers, comics, and short films to be uploaded as additional resource materials on the webpage. Crowd sourcing from students all over the country will be encouraged as peer support. To access it click here