World Mental Health Day 2023 was observed on 10th October 2023 in the college. The Family Cosmos Forum, Holistic Well-Being Forum and Psy Forum collaborated to commemorate the day of significance on the theme of ‘wellness’. The programme began at 2:30 pm in the Maria Paiva Hall (venue changed).
 prayer song was led by the III BA students of Psychology. A formal welcome was offered by Mushreefa Nasreen (II M.Sc counselling).

The chief guest, Dr. Jenis Mary, Vice Principal of the college pinned a green ribbon on herself which symbolizes mental health awareness. Dr. Jenis Mary inaugurated the programme. This act of pinning the awareness ribbon over one’s clothing by oneself, and not by others, implied that each one of us needs to be proactive and take charge of one’s situation in life which was symbolically depicted through the inaugural. The three departments’ students’ incharge self-pinned the green awareness ribbons, followed by the teachers of the fora.

The Chief Guest Dr. Jenis Mary spoke on some mutually co-dependent dimensions of wellness namely emotional, physical, occupational, social, spiritual, intellectual, environmental, and financial. She briefly narrated the life history of Ronark to emphasize the role of resilience in maintaining wellness.
A dance was performed by Ms. Navaneesha (II M.Sc Counselling) through graceful and aesthetic movements.

Blindfold talks were an activity conducted by the members of Psy Forum. Three volunteers as well as three III BA students of Psychology were blindfolded and were engaged in conversations in pairs. In the end, they were reallocated to different positions. Each of the pairs was able to identify their partners through their voices. The blind fold talks opened eyes to breaking stigma in seeking help during challenging times.

A Socio-drama was portrayed by the II M.Sc (Counselling) students highlighting physical (gadget addiction), emotional, social, spiritual and environmental areas of wellness.

The Human library was a depiction of how people are like books and have their own stories. Two students among the eight who held books by their unique titles shared their stories of diverse human experiences.



























The MPSW students performed a skit depicting how 1) low academic grades and low self-esteem; 2) societal pressures of depriving a woman from continuing her career and 3) peer pressure towards substance abuse affects mental health. This was followed by a powerpoint presentation on a few mental health disorders.
The backdrop had a cut out of a tree and eventually, the audience wrote messages of hope, harmony and mental balance on paper cuts out of apples. These were then placed making the tree look plentiful, with messages of wellness in keeping with the World Mental Health Day theme – “Mental health is a universal human right”. Thereafter, three volunteers gave their testimonials which were proof of their healing, courage and wellness.

Jibin Joseph (II MPSW) compered the programme. The event was attended by Dr. Meena Monteiro, Dean- Research, Dr. Rosa Nimmy Mathew, Head, Department of Counselling (PG), Dr. Sandra Sunitha Lobo, Head, Department of Psychology, Assoc. Prof. Cecilia Farida Goveas, IQAC Coordinator, Dr. Sebastin KV, Dean- Academics, Dr. Kiran Prasad B., Dean- Administration besides other faculty. The hall had an audience of over 200 students & faculty. Thanveera (I M.Sc Counselling) proposed the vote of thanks. The programme ended at 4 pm.

World Mental Health Day 2023 was well observed. It was not just a celebration but a solemn reminder of the importance of mental stability, in our lives.




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