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Mental Health and Wellbeing

Vision

The layers of the context that we, as individuals and collectives, live and reside in have an impact on our overall health. Health as a concept cannot be devoid of its psychological and social underpinnings and manifestations. Understanding the context of mental health has outlined that the social, cultural, historical, and ecological aspects have an impact on individual and collective mental health. It has been recognized that in the discourse of health, physical health forms only a part of the concept, and understanding the ‘mind’ is also an essential topic of discussion and consideration. The recognition of well-being in terms of its bio-psycho-social layers aids in devising an integrated solution-oriented and prevention-oriented holistic approach.

We at NLUD understand that the pursuit of a healthy community is a continuous journey that demands reconsideration and constant planning according to the need for temporal and contextual situatedness. The formal and informal institutions and systems that we are part of, function in, co-create with, and interact with are within these contexts. Establishing specific systems that work for the mental health of the community within an institution thus becomes an integral step for our NLUD community.

Our Overarching Vision of Wellbeing

  • Devise a holistic framework for the institution that facilitates the mental health and well-being of the university community.
  • Facilitating more awareness and cognizance about mental health, mental disorders, and psychological well-being and their relationship with social, cultural, and environmental situations

Counseling services

On-Campus Sessions

The university aims to ensure that counseling and psychotherapeutic services are easily accessible to all its students and staff members. To achieve this goal, it provides on-campus counseling services. If you need counseling, you can contact a counselor directly, and they
will schedule an appointment with you.

Individual counseling sessions provide a non-threatening and non-judgmental environment for individuals to express themselves and explore their problems. These specialized sessions aim to provide individuals with the necessary tools and techniques to manage challenging situations and life stressors effectively while learning healthy coping mechanisms.

Through these sessions, individuals can improve their communication, relationship-building, and decision-making skills. Additionally, they can learn how to set and achieve personal, interpersonal, and professional goals, manage their time efficiently, and develop a better understanding of their own emotions and thoughts, leading to greater self-awareness.

These sessions also offer support and guidance to overcome psycho-emotional issues and learn to lead a healthier life. During the counseling sessions, the counselor will work with you to identify the areas of focus and set the goals that you wish to achieve. You will be provided with a safe space to discuss your thoughts and feelings, and the counselor will support you in developing strategies to manage your emotions and overcome your challenges.

 

External Counseling Support

The university provides internal counseling support to its students, faculty, and staff members. Additionally, it has partnered with YourDost to offer free counseling services.

To avail of these services, one needs to sign in with their NLUD email ID. YourDost provides 24×7 support through platform-based chat, audio, or video call sessions.

Apart from counseling, the platform offers other features, such as joining affirmation and mindfulness communities, taking self-assessments, attending mental health webinars, and reading about others’ mental health journeys and stories.

Steps to Sign in

Mental Health Resource List

Please note that this is compiled as a comprehensive Mental Health Resource List that includes various centers, NGOs, and Hospitals. Although the list is not exhaustive, it has been carefully curated based on information from reliable sources such as government websites, independent articles, sources, and databases. However, please keep in mind that we advise caution when utilizing their services, as even though these resources have been checked online, they have not been personally verified during compilation.

State Wise Suicide Helplines

AASRA – 24 hours, 7 days a week
Languages: English, Hindi
Phone: 91-9820466726
http://www.aasra.info/helpline.html

NIMHANS, Bengaluru
Phone: 080-46110007
https://nimhans.ac.in/pssmhs-helpline/

List of SMHA Licensed Psychiatric Hospitals/Nursing Homes
https://dslsa.org/hindi/list-of-smha-licensedpsychiatric-hospitals-nursing-homes/

National Tele Mental Health of India
https://telemanas.mohfw.gov.in/#/home

17 Verified Mental Health Helplines & Services – VOUGE India
https://www.vogue.in/wellness/content/verifiedmental-health-helplines-and-services-pan-indiasuicidehelplines-therapists-counsellors

KIRAN – 24/7 National Helpline – Set by the ministry of social justice
Phone: 1800-599-0019

iCall – Helpline By Tata Institute Of Social Sciences
Phone: 022-25521111
Email: [email protected]

Samaritans Mumbai
Phone: +91 84229 84528/+91 84229 84529/+91 84229 84530
Email: [email protected]

Sneha Foundation, a Suicide Prevention Organization Chennai
Phone: +91 44 2464 0050/+91 44 2464 0060
Email: [email protected]

Manas Foundation
https://manas.org.in/

Events & Workshops

Happiness Bootcamp 7th March, 2024

Happiness Bootcamp 7th March, 2024

Date: 7th March, 2024 National Law University with the YourDost team, under the aegis of IQAC, organized an on-campus A Happiness Bootcamp on 7th March 2024. The event was conducted by Ms. Yashica Jain from the YourDost team. A happiness booth was set up outside the...

Your Dost- Mental Health Workshop (November 8, 2023)

Your Dost- Mental Health Workshop (November 8, 2023)

National Law University Delhi YourDost Mental Health Workshop: Unearth Your Strengths Via Self-Discovery 8 November 2023 In the continued pursuit of working towards the well-being of its community, National Law University Delhi, along with the YourDost team, conducted...

On-campus Happiness campaign by Your Dost (October 17, 2023)

On-campus Happiness campaign by Your Dost (October 17, 2023)

National Law University Delhi World Mental Health Day Event 10th October is globally celebrated as Mental Health Day. The World Health Organization states that the objective of World Mental Health Day is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and...

Wellbeing Board

The bulletin board located outside the academic block is devoted to raising awareness about mental health by displaying various artworks, posters, and infographics related to well-being. The board acts as a focal point for students to engage in interactive activities and learn about different aspects of mental health.

One of the most popular interactive activities held on the bulletin board is the “Kaleidoscope of Joy” pin-up. During this activity, the bulletin board is covered with sticky notes and passersby are encouraged to take a moment to reflect on their most joyful memories. This reflection may include a funny incident, a hopeful book, a happy show, or a comforting conversation. Once the memory is recollected, students are asked to write it on a sticky note and stick it on the board.

Another interesting activity offered on the bulletin board is the “song, movie, and book recommendation” exchange. Students are invited to write down their favorite song, movie, and book recommendations on the board and in return, receive bookmarks. This activity encourages students to engage with each other and share their interests with one another.

Apart from these activities, the bulletin board also serves as a platform to display informative yet vibrant psycho-educational material. The displayed material covers a plethora of themes related to mental health, such as stress management, anxiety, depression, and mindfulness. The board creates an environment that promotes healthy living and well-being and helps to build a stronger sense of community among students.

Peer Support Initiatives

The mentor-mentee program is an effective initiative that has been implemented in many educational institutions. The program is designed to provide support to new students who require it, and also encourage peer interaction. This initiative is based on the concept of scaffolding, which means that
students receive instruction and support during a new concept. This approach helps students to understand and apply the concept independently. The mentor-mentee program is a reciprocal relationship where mentees can share their experiences and knowledge with their mentors. It is a valuable opportunity for the mentee to learn from the mentor’s experience and expertise. The mentor is responsible for guiding and supporting the mentee with any issues they may face. They also help the mentee to develop their skills and knowledge in a specific area. The University has a specialized mentorship program for first-year students, which is an excellent way to ensure that they feel supported and comfortable in their new environment. Each first-year student is assigned a mentor from all the senior batches, and the mentee is provided with a list of their mentors. The mentors reach
out to the new students, encouraging them to ask for support whenever they require it. This approach helps the mentee to feel comfortable, and it also creates a positive relationship between the mentor and the mentee. The mentor-mentee program also offers a proximal zone where the students can
return to their mentors if they get stuck again. This support system ensures that students feel confident in their ability to tackle any problem, even in the absence of their mentors. The mentor- mentee program is an excellent way to increase peer interaction, foster a positive learning environment, and provide students with the support they need to succeed.