DB HSS Panjim organizes seminar on Mental Health needs

Shanti D’souza
09 Oct 2019
Don Bosco Panjim

Fr. Savio with participants of mental health needs seminar

Don Bosco Higher Secondary School Panaji (DB HSS) organized a one-day teachers’ seminar on Understanding the Mental Health Needs of Students for 105 teachers from all across Goa as part of the ongoing Silver Jubilee celebration of the Institute on 28th September 2019.

Chief Guest Dr. Ashish Shrivastava, a senior psychiatrist of the Institute of Psychiatry and Human Behaviour, Guest of Honour Raul Prazeres, Principal Fr. Savio Gomes, and Vice President of the PTA Sintia Costa Fernandes were present on the occasion.

Addressing the participants Dr. Ashish Shrivastava congratulated the management and staff for understanding the importance of Mental Health and for attempting to seek and unravel coping strategies though the seminar for the benefit of the students in Goa.

Resource persons Prachi Khandeparkar and Percy Cardozo, trained psychologists at Sangath, Goa spoke on the Common Mental Health issues faced by children and the Management strategies involved.

The students of Don Bosco welcomed the participants with the Silver Jubilee anthem, Thank You, Lord composed by Samuel Fernandes of XII Arts. A thought provoking play You Matter was also staged by the students to depict the social stigma associated with mental health issues directed by teachers Selza Lopes and Trisha Almeida.

Certificates and mementos were awarded to the participating teachers and their Principals. The programme was coordinated by teachers Shanti D’Souza, Rajesh Kalangutkar and Jennifer Godinho.

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