PSG Student Wellness Center was initiated for improving the psychological well being and spreading the message of the importance of positive mental health among the students of PSGIMS&R. The main focus of the Center is to provide professional guidance for students’ personal and psychological needs in areas such as improving self esteem, motivation for academic involvement, adjustment difficulties, personal and interpersonal difficulties and time management. The Student Wellness Center provides a confidential environment where students can feel free to open up to Student Counsellors regarding any issues for gaining a better understanding about their difficulties as well as finding effective ways for coping and resolving the same. The Student Counsellors work on ethical standards of counselling and are committed towards student’s wellbeing.
Apart from individual counselling sessions, the Student Wellness Center also conducts different programs during various phases of the MBBS course.
At the time of joining, each student will be allotted a Student Counsellor. Each student would be given a time slot for meeting and familiarizing with their Student Counsellor and the Student Wellness Center.
Session on Self Analysis is taken for the students to help them know and understand themselves, explore their strengths and weaknesses, identify possible changes required in social, academic and personal growth and understand the roles, benefits and barriers of professional psychological counselling
Workshop on ‘Stress Management for Self Enhancement ‘ is conducted to help first year students learn techniques for effectively handling stress in multiple domains. Managing stress builds a positive outlook, with a solution-oriented approach which helps overcoming problems in a better way.
PSG Student Wellness Center organizes Workshop on ‘Emotional Intelligence for Personal and Career Growth’ by external faculty from PSG Institute of Management with the objective of developing Emotional Intelligence competencies among students for improved intrapersonal and interpersonal outcomes.
PSG Student Wellness Center organizes a Workshop series on ‘Life Skills Development for Medical Students’ by external faculty from Global Adjustments Foundation, Chennai to improve the abilities for adaptive and positive behaviour on the areas like Self and Expressive Communication, Gender Sensitization, Work Life Integration , Positivity, Calm and Wellness to balance life and career with happiness and success
Student Mentorship Program: The Student Mentors consist of a selected group of super-senior students who are allotted a specified number of Student Mentees. The role of the Student Mentors would be to facilitate their mentees open up regarding their difficulties and provide guidance for the same. Student Mentor- Student Mentee Meets are regularly organized by the Wellness Center once every 3 months for all batches of students
Regular individual Counselling Sessions: Students with attendance shortage and academic difficulties and/or any other behavioural/ emotional issues are referred by the Academic Cell, individual Departments and Faculty for attending mandatory Counselling sessions to help student identify their difficulties help them effectively manage the same.
TeleCounselling services: The Student Wellness Center started ‘Tele Counselling services’ in 2020 during the lockdown period due to the COVID-19 pandemic, to reach out to students who required online psychological counselling. This facility continues and students can avail of these services when required
Group Therapy Sessions: Small group sessions focusing on specified themes are conducted to help students gain a sense of belonging and identify workable solutions for difficulties
PSG Student Wellness Center also organizes different events to encourage students to bring out their talents as well as generate awareness and highlight the importance of Mental Health among students. Prize and Certificate will be given to the winners and participation certificate will also be given to others
World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10th ) – Poster Making Competition will be conducted for all batch MBBS students
World Mental Health Day (October 10th ) – Short Video Contest will be conducted for all batch MBBS students
EnWOS (Enhancement of Well Being of Staff) Team
The EnWOS team was formed to provide psychological guidance for the non-teaching staff of PSGIMS&R. The EnWOS Team conducts batchwise Stress ManagementSessions and Group Therapy sessions for the Staff
Additional Psychological Counselling services
The Student Counsellors are deputed on rotation basis on Tuesdays and Thursdays for counselling students in PSG Polytechnic and PSG College of Technology
The faculty involved in the PSG Student Wellness Center include Dr. Anuja S. Panicker (Coordinator) and Mrs. S. Vimala, Ms. G. Poornima and Mr. George (Student Counsellors). Students can approach the Center for psychological guidance, which is located near the Central Library, PSGIMSR. Student Counsellors are available from 8.00 am -6.00 pm. Any communication can be directed to: email@example.com. Contact number: 0422-2570170 (Ext. 5996).
Near Central Library, PSGIMS&R
Timing: 8.00 am -6.00 pm.
EMail ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact number: 0422-4345353 (Ext. 5996)
Emergency number: +91 9952173137