Union HRD ministry to launch counselling helpline 'Manodarpan' for students, teachers tomorrow at 11 am

HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal said that the platform will act as a sustainable psychosocial support system for students, teachers and families.

Press Trust of India July 20, 2020 21:04:57 IST
Union HRD ministry to launch counselling helpline 'Manodarpan' for students, teachers tomorrow at 11 am

Minister of Human Resource Development (HRD) Ramesh Pokhriyal will launch Manodarpan on Tuesday.

Pokhriyal tweeted about the launch saying, "Now the results are out and admissions have started, children would be having psychosocial issues, especially during these unprecedented times of COVID-19. To address such concerns, I am launching #MANODARPAN tomorrow at 11 AM."

He also said that the platform will act as a sustainable psychosocial support system for students, teachers and families.

The Ministry of HRD's official handle also tweeted about the launch, saying, "Manodarpan is a one-stop portal for all Psychosocial support needed during these unprecedented times of #COVID19."

HRD minister of state Sanjay Dhotre also tweeted and said, "With children being more vulnerable to stress, anxiety & fearfulness during these trying times, teachers & families can go a long way in mitigating such concerns. #MANODARPAN is a platform to facilitate Psychosocial Support for #MentalHealth & #Wellbeing. Join us tomorrow!"

According to a report by Careers 360, the government has also created a national toll-free helpline number for a country-wide outreach to students from schools, colleges and universities to provide them with tele-counselling to address their mental health and psychological issues.

As per the report, the helpline is being managed by experienced counsellors, psychologists and other mental health professionals.

Earlier, NDTV reported that Manodarpan is an initiative under the 'Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan' and as part of it, a web-page has been created as well which contains advisory, practical tips, posters, videos, do's and don'ts for psychosocial support, FAQs and online query system.

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