Schools to observe Mental Health Week till Oct 10

Schools to observe Mental Health Week till Oct 10

BHOPAL [Maha Media]: Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has asked its affiliated schools to ensure participation of students and teachers in Mental Health Week, in order to generate awareness on the importance of mental health and well-being in their life. 

Under the initiative of the Ministry of Education, Government of India ‘Manodarpan’ covering a wide range of activities to provide psychosocial support to students during COVID-19, a Mental Health Week is being observed from October 4 to October 10, on the occasion of World Mental Health Day on October 10.

During the Mental Health Week, various activities can be undertaken by the schools in an online mode including storytelling by teachers highlighting different components of mental well-being at primary/middle stage. Questions should also be asked by teachers to enable reflection by students, on different aspects of mental well-being in the story. Students can develop posters and write slogans for creating awareness on mental well-being. 

Exemplary work of the students should be put on the school’s website. Schools are asked to take necessary steps to encourage teachers and students to participate in these activities. Thereafter, one best entry per activity has to be selected at school level and submit along with the report of the same on or before October 12.

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