In a bid to help students deal with mental agony and to boost their Psycho- socio wellness at the time of Covid 19, the Central Bureau of Secondary Education launched a new Aap – Dost for Life.
EASE AND CONVENIENCE
The Board has been giving counselling through toll free number across the country. However, to make matters simple, the CBSE has envisaged the aap – Dost for Life. The CBSE came up with such a venture for the ease, convenience and utility of students and parents within the safe home environment.
Parents as well students can make use of the new aap. The live sessions are free of cost. Trained professionals will handle the sessions on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The parents and children can choose any of the two time slots: 9.30 am to 1.30 pm or 1.30 pm to 5.30 pm as per their convenience. There are 83 volunteers out of which 66 are in India and 17 located in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Nepal, Oman, Kuwait, Japan and the USA.
The app will also provide information on Suggestive Course guide after 10+2, tips on mental health and well-being and Corona Guide
The Board has also prepared educative material on social, emotional and behavioural issues such as exam anxiety, internet addiction disorder, depression, specific learning disability, substance use disorder, aggression and life skills to sensitise students and masses. The audio-visual messages will be available at the official website website- cbse.nic.in and the YouTube channel.
Apart from all this, the CBSE has released a manual for mental health well being. It discusses the interplay of school, family and community for psychosocial well- being of students at different developmental stages. The manual has also dedicated chapters on dealing with the current pandemic and covid appropriate behaviours. The students can download the manual through the CBSE website.