SAARTHI is a Counselling Service Support (CSS) at GHRU Saikheda with the objective to promote the mental health and well-being of students. It aims to provide a safe and supportive environment for individuals to discuss their concerns and challenges. It also helps individuals develop coping skills and strategies to manage stress, anxiety, and other mental health concerns. The Counselling Service Support (CSS) at GHRU, Saikheda facilitates referrals to other resources or professionals when necessary and provides information and resources on mental health and wellness topics. Overall, SAARTHI is to support the academic, personal, and social success of students by addressing their mental health concerns and promoting their overall well-being.
In some cases where more precise diagnoses are required, we conduct psychological assessments. These tests are administered by a trained psychologists. These tests help all those who are concerned with the student’s wellbeing to decide upon the best possible intervention.
The Wellness centre also organizes different workshops and events during each academic year. The workshops and events are organized on different topics related to mental health and are based on the need of the students like dealing with stress, time management, relationship issues etc.
The team organizes various events on occasions like Mental Health Day, International Happiness Day and World Suicide Prevention Day.
|1||Counselling is only for people who have serious mental and emotional problems/ disorders / sickness.||Counselling is a lot more than just that! Like good physical health, good mental health is as important for your general well-being.|
|2||Counselling is just ‘talking’.||Counselling is a deep process of uncovering and reorganizing emotional material for clarity and problem solving.|
|3||Anyone can be a counsellor||A counsellor/Counselling Psychologist should have thorough knowledge in human development and clinical, counselling psychology. In addition he/she must possess expertise in counselling techniques.|
|4||Seeking counselling is a sign of weakness.||It is a testament of courage and a first step towards self-improvement.|
|5||If I go for counselling, everyone will hear about it.||At Counselling/Psychological Services, confidentiality of the counselee is of utmost importance. Exceptions are made only when there is a potentially serious risk of harm to the individual, others or when required by law.|
|6||Counsellor will use my secrets against me.||Counsellors keep what is discussed in the therapy room within the therapy room and never use it against you.|
|7||The counsellor will tell me what my problems are and how to ‘fix’ them||The counsellor is there for the individual to jointly explore his/her concerns, examine options and help the client find the answer that best works for them.|
|8||The counsellor’s job is to give me advice.||The counsellor’s job is to help you reorganize your emotional material and help you build skills so that you can solve your own problems. They are not advisors rather they are the facilitators.|
|9||If I go to counselling, they’re just going to give me a pill.||There is no fix-it-all pill in counselling. Counsellors do not prescribe medication to clients.|
|10||It’s weird pouring out my concerns to a stranger(Counsellor)||You’re probably right. It may feel a little strange sharing with a person you’ve just met. But, just like any other new experiences, the weirdness will slowly dissipate once you’re familiarised with the process and are comfortable with the counsellor.|
|11||A Counsellor cannot understand me unless we have similar experiences and background.||Counsellors are trained to be respectful of individual diversities. Regardless of your background or unique concerns, they are there to accompany you through a difficult time in your life.|
|12||Counselling doesn’t work at all.||Counselling is often most successful when you invest time and energy to work with the counsellor. Through time, patience and practicing new coping skills, situations may just turn around!|
|13||Counselling will become part of my academic record and hurt me in my job, residency or graduate school applications.||Confidentiality is very important in this helping field. Counselling Services seek to provide clients with very strict level of confidentiality.|
|14||Counsellors make you dependent on them:||On the contrary, a good counsellor helps you build skills so that you can live your life more independently.|