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CBSE Circular – Observance of Mental Health Week in schools during 4-10 October, 2023
The National Education Policy (NEP), 2020 recognises that mental health is integral to the broader vision of education, which is reflected in the focus on socio-emotional aspects of development as an important prerequisite for optimal learning across stages of education.
‘Manodarpan’, as you are aware, is an initiative of the Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India (GoI), under the ‘Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’. This initiative aims to provide psychosocial support to students, teachers and families for mental health and emotional well-being during COVID-19 and beyond. It is heartening to share that since its inception in July, 2020, Manodarpan has been working in line with the approach of NEP, 2020 towards promoting mental health and well-being in school education.
Some of the services/activities for students, parents and teachers under Manodarpan are
- National toll-free tele-counselling services (844-844-0632) are being provided from
Monday to Sunday, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.
- Live interactive session ‘Sahyog’ (Monday to Friday, 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm) and
‘Paricharcha’ (Every Friday, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm) are telecasted on PM e-Vidya
Channels and are also available on ‘NCERT Official’ YouTube Channel.
- ‘Mental Health and Well-being of School Students – A Survey’ (2022), conducted on
students of classes VI to XII and report is available on Manodarpan webpage
- Orientations and conferences are conducted for different stakeholders (school
administrators, teachers, etc.) to create sensitivity and awareness towards mental
health and well-being. Regional level workshops are also being planned.
- A designated webpage (https://manodarpan.education.gov.in/) is available which
contains several resources (advisory and guidelines, advocacy material, podcasts,
Participation Link for Mental Health Week in schools during 4-10 October, 2023
The Teachers Mental Well-being Survey is being conducted for school teachers from all stages of education, across the country using Google Form (Link: https://forms.gle/K6HqoLc4c7rkfeJJ9). All the teachers are requested to fill up and submit this Google Form.
Furthermore, to celebrate the upcoming World Mental Health Day (10th October, 2023), a Mental Health Week will be observed from 4th to 10th October, 2023. During this period, schools may undertake activities listed in the Annexure with their students, teachers, parents/community members for creating awareness about mental health and well-being.
All the School Heads are requested to disseminate the above information amongst all the students, teachers and stakeholders to ensure their maximum participation in the above-mentioned activities during 4th to 10th October, 2023. Exemplary work of students/teachers may be collated by schools and share at [email protected]
Activities under Mental Health Week in Schools during 4-10 October, 2023
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