Make online psychological counselling available for students at all colleges of Mumbai Uni

Make online psychological counselling available for students at all colleges of Mumbai Uni

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Sailee Kharat started this petition to Bhagat Singh Koshyari (Governor of Maharashtra) and

All our lives, pre-pandemic, we've been used to physical, in-person school. The everyday hustle from home to school/college, spending an average of 5 hours a day outdoors, in classes, with our friends. But in these unprecedented times, we have been forced to attend online lectures and submit virtual assignments all while being holed up indoors, with a global pandemic threatening the lives of our loved ones, if not just ours.

It has been almost a year since a nationwide lockdown was imposed, causing a series of issues for college students. Students missed not only their exams but all end-of-academic-year events. Some students got held up at their hostels or student residences, away from their families and loved ones, living in fear for their lives. On the other hand, some students that college was a safe haven for, have had to go back home to their abusive or toxic households. This is all in addition to the already overwhelming stress of being in the midst of a global crisis.

Getting used to the online mode of learning has students trying to adjust to a whole lot of changes, while the load of homework and assignments remain the same. 

With little to no way of socializing, students don't really have an outlet for their frustrations. In the pre-pandemic times, students used to have the option to go to their college's Counsellor's office to talk about their mental health if needed. Now that everything is online, that option has been taken away, while almost no effort has been made to make it available on the virtual medium.

With this petition, we hope to make mental health help more accessible to students, by giving them the option for online psychological counselling offered by their respective colleges. This help could be in the form of weekly or bi-weekly timings the counsellor would be available for, or support groups, or as the institute sees fit. Help us make a change towards mental health for students in these overwhelming times. 
 
 

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