World Mental Health Day 2020
Soroptimist Welfare Association (SIBC) in collaboration with the Social Service Committee of PiMSR hosted an International webinar on 10th October, 2020 to commemorate the UN World Mental Health Day. The topic for discussion was “Building Resilience”. The speakers for the day were Ms. Andrea Sinnot, Executive Committee member of SI Amounderness, UK, our Friendship Link Cluband Ms. Bhavana Lalwani, a mental health professional. The speakers highlighted the need for building resilience to successfully cope up with work and societal pressures. The campaign aimed at raising awareness regarding mental health among college students. The students presented their creativity through artwork, write-ups, poetry and dance held over a week long competitions aimed at raising awareness.Around 100 participants attended week long awareness programs and session.
Soroptimist Welfare Association (SIBC) in collaboration with Mahatma Junior College Education organized a Webinar on ‘Steps to Love and Care’ to mark the occasion of World Mental Health Day. Teachers, students and alumni of Mahatma Junior College of Education participated in the webinar.
Ms. Preeti Pawar, Secretary SIBC, welcomed the participants and the resource person, Ms. Bhavna Lalwani, a mental health professional for the webinar. It was a very interactive session and there was active participation from the 85 students who had registered for the webinar.
Ms. Bhavna stressed on how should keep themselves at the top of our priority list and take care of themselves before anybody else. She also demonstrated ways in which we can keep our minds relaxed and peaceful by taking up a hobby and giving some ME time to ourselves.
Ms. Yvette Lee, President of SIBCalso shared her experience as how music helps her to unwind and de-stress herself. Other participants also shared their experiences of spending time with family, or a pet,looking at old pictures and many other such activities that gives them joy and happiness.