The Department of Psychology has joined hands with the District Mental Health Office, Ernakulam to provide tele-counseling for the general public reeling under the pandemic. The objective is to provide mental wellbeing checkups and give counseling to patients of Covid 19 as well as to their family members. The final year students of B.Sc and M.Sc have volunteered their time to lend an ear to the sick and weary as well as provide them with coping strategies to reduce stress.
The District Mental Health Office, Ernakulam conducted two training programs for the students who have volunteered to be tele-counselors during this pandemic period. The online training programs for the newly joined student counselors were held on April 22, 2021 at 1:30 pm and April 28th 2021 by Mr. Vigin and Dr Saumya Raj, Nodal Officers of DHMO. Around 65 students benefitted from the training and have actively started tele-counseling services for patients and families suffering from Covid- 19.