CBSE Latest News: IMPORTANT! Students MUST KNOW these tips on health - find all details here
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released a mental health and wellness manual on its official website at cbse.gov.in after having cancelled CBSE board exam 2021 for class 10 and postponed it for class 12.
CBSE Latest News: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released a mental health and wellness manual on its official website at cbse.gov.in after having cancelled CBSE board exam 2021 for class 10 and postponed it for class 12. This manual has been published with an attempt to align the role and importance of parents, schools, teachers, counselors, special educators as immediate care givers at different developmental phases of students. Furthermore, at a time when a pandemic is going on and students are under a lot of uncertainty, this mental health and wellness manual also attempt to highlight ways in which one can deal with this COVID-19 situation.
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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the complete lockdown situation and suspension of regular classes have impacted the young and the old alike as their routine has been disrupted. Also, mental health concerns are emerging which are related to the psychosocial wellbeing of the students, families and teachers across the world. The pandemic has brought uncertainty among the students, parents, teachers and care-givers. This uncertainty leads to stress, ambiguity, apprehension and anxiety. There is a need to build up a psychological resilience in order to face the adversities.
Following are some tips by which the psychological resilience can be built up in face of the adversities:
1) Gain authentic knowledge about pandemic only from the credible sources - Individuals should get authentic knowledge from credible sources like government websites, portals and press releases.
2) Limiting overexposure to news
3) Dealing with Fear, Anxiety and Uncertainty - One should remain calm by reminding, there are thousands of individuals facing a similar situation and thousands who would be handling the situation well. Also, one should be having faith in the agencies at levels in the country who are tirelessly and selflessly working for the safety and health of the people.
4) Dealing with stigma - To sensitise people and avoid stigmatising people who are affected by COVID-19, WHO has made it clear that such people should not be referred to as people with the disease as 'COVID-19 cases'.
5) Creating and providing social support
6) Caring for self
7) Caring for family
8) Focus on the positives and change the discourse
9) Sharing responsibilities
By putting up a psychological resilience in face of these adversities, one can outdo the COVID-19 pandemic.
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