The Role of the School in Mental Fitness of Children is a mammoth one. The school can create wonders to enhance the mental well being of the students. An event to commemorate World Mental Health Day was observed in the Thaltej Auditorium today. It involved a conclave of discussions by Executive Director, Mr. Manan Choksi, eminent psychiatrist Dr. Darshan Shah, school psychologist Ms. Nivedita Chakraborti of Apple Global School, School Counsellor of Divine Child School, Ms. Nikisha Kapasi, Founder of Prayatna (Early Intervention Program), parent volunteer and Udgam School counsellors Ms. Vidhi Bose and Ms. Rashmi Lalwani. The session involved topics like amendment of school’s punishment policy to prevent humiliation of students, the different types of mental health issues that effect children, symptoms and the treatment, the school’s role in dealing with mental health of the children, specific case studies and successful intervention by school counsellors and other relevant issues.
The event was attended by school counsellors from several city schools, teachers, school representatives and parents in large numbers.