MANODARPAN initiative for Mental Health and Emotional Well-being of School Students and Teachers.
The Ministry of Education (MoE), Govt. of India has come up with a new initiative ‘MANODARPAN’. The initiative is expected to have a wide range of activities to provide psychosocial support to the school students, teaching staff, and families for Mental Health and Emotional Well-being during the COVID-19 outbreak and beyond.
The school students, school staff especially the teaching staff, parents, and guardians have faced a lot of challenges, stress, and anxiety. This is mainly because of no outdoor activities and most of the time is spent on the online platform. Considering all these challenges MoE is observing 4th to 10th October 2020 on the occasion of World Mental Health Day on 10th October 2020. The aim of this exercise is to ensure maximum participation of students and school teachers to generate awareness on the importance of mental health and well-being in their life.
During this period the schools are expected to organize the following activities in an online mode:
1. Story Telling by Teachers
a. Teachers should tell story to their students highlighting different components of mental well-being at primary/middle stage.
b. Questions should also be asked by teachers to enable reflection by students, on different aspects of mental well-being in the story.
c. Linkages with the students’ daily life should be established to help create awareness.
2. Making Posters and Writing Slogans
a. Students to develop posters and write slogans for creating awareness on mental well-being.
b. Exemplary work of the students should be put on the school’s website.
School heads and Parents are requested to take necessary steps to encourage school teachers and school students to participate in the activities organized by the school.
School to select one best entry per activity (one Slogan, one Poster and one Story along with questions) at the school level and submit along with the report of the same on or be before October 12, 2020, at the link: https://forms.gle/jFht8SGJvKKs92gZ7
They are also required to spread the awareness about the Manodarpan toll-free helpline 8448440632 and webpage at http://manodarpan.mhrd.gov.in
Schools can shortlist the best 04 slogans, 04 posters, and 03 stories and share them with the Ministry of Education. To read the circular from CBSE, please click here.
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