Mental health refers to cognitive, behavioural, emotional well-being of an individual. This term is broadly used synonymously for any kind of mental disorder. Though early physical well-being was given more importance to the Mental health. Mental health can affect daily living relationships and overall life. Various socio – economic and physical factors, occupation, education, ethnicity, can affect an individual’s mental health. For long psychotic care was either ignored or was a misnomer for being insane.
With the ongoing Pandemic along with the other situations that surfaced the insurgency of mental health issues surfaced rampantly. The number of people seeking help for mental stress or mental ailments.
The Spherule Foundation has been working round the clock towards this issue. We conducted many counselling sessions in Pune Municipal schools, there has been overwhelming response to these sessions by the students, teachers and even the parents. We have provided the teachers, training on how to handle the psychiatric issues at their professional level and also how to handle the issues with children at the preliminary level. Topics covered were Teenage brain, behaviour, priorities, sleep patterns, importance of peers, Interaction with parents and emotional challenges faced, how to deal with such situations.
Various sessions were and are conducted at the community centres where it was an eye opening session for us as an NGO too as the health issues for the workers , migrant workers, household helps, security guards and various other such professions had different kinds of mental issues and each to be handled at different levels.