Wellbeing & Mental Heath

Adolescents

Adolescence as a stage of growth and development, both physically and mentally is challenging and largely misunderstood. If anyone had to describe their teenage years, the most common words used will be – rebel, confusion, crush, excitement. If we as adults had to describe teenagers, we would use the same words as well, the word ‘rebel’. An important stage of development, yet the most misunderstood phase of life, nonetheless.

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Any form of transition is difficult for the individuals experiencing it, and distressing in itself due to the instability experienced during the period. While transitioning into adults, the adolescents are required to make many adjustments and learn new skills to cope with the new experiences. A combination of transitional difficulties, violence & abuse, sustained socio-economic difficulties creates a breeding ground for mental health issues.

 

Our wellbeing projects empower adolescents by building self-awareness and coping skills, sharpening metacognition, and cultivating compassion and hope leading to enhanced wellbeing and motivation to learn.

FEATURED PROJECT

take it eazy, tamil nadu

“Take it Eazy” project was designed with the support of UNICEF and government of Tamil Nadu. This project aimed to support 6.2 lacs 10th std students who were stressed and overwhelmed due to the Covid19 Pandemic. It was designed as a 30 day project, one story every day. Listening to “Take it Easy” was easy. Students gave a missed call to 9266617888. An automated call was placed back to their mobile phones and the story of the day was played. These stories and art activities were designed to help students express their fears, emotions, motivate them, learn new positive habits and build resilience.

our children had this to say

“I learnt a lot through the programme, mind relaxation… I also made notes, under each date, I wrote what was told in that episode. They talked about a lot of things… about child abuse, about helping others in the house, locus of control, about self respect. They also spoke about unity, not to fight with others… I remember this during fights, I feel relaxed. ”

– Boy, 15, Pudukottai

“I learnt a lot through the programme, mind relaxation… I also made notes, under each date, I wrote what was told in that episode. They talked about a lot of things… about child abuse, about helping others in the house, locus of control, about self respect. They also spoke about unity, not to fight with others… I remember this during fights, I feel relaxed. ”

– Boy, 15, Pudukottai

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