- The activity reflects in support of removing the stigma around Mental Stress and building awareness amongst Indian working professionals
Mumbai, 10th October 2020: YourDOST, a leading online counseling and emotional wellness and mental health platform, on the eve of World Mental Health Day on October 10, has released a mental health toolkit for Working professionals to help HR leaders and organisations build awareness around the topic and manage employee emotional wellness more effectively. The resources in the toolkit will be available without any charge for the entire month of October as it is observed as Mental Health Awareness Month.
The toolkit consists of:
- Powerful posters for self-help and to end the stigma around mental health
- Self-assessment tests to measure various aspects of one’s life which impact their mental health
- A handbook on mental health best practices to follow at work
- Training modules (suicide prevention, psychological first aid)
- This toolkit is available at https://yourdost.com/employee-wellness/resources
The past months have been unprecedented and challenging in many ways including the fear of spread of COVID, health issues, job stress, disruptions, social isolation amongst others. The lockdown also caused visible layoffs, unbalanced work-life patterns, staying away from friends, family and living life in a different way. According to a recent global health survey done by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), 1 in 2 youngsters are prone to experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression, with over 17% suffering due to the consequences of COVID-19.
Commenting on the initiative, Ms. Richa Singh, Co-Founder, and CEO, YourDOST said, “In today’s time, the race to excel in career and meet the demands of modern life cause high levels of stress and anxiety. Over that, the Covid-19 scenario has added further to the environment where emotional and mental wellness is either completely ignored, brushed under the carpet or spoken about in hushed tones. This initiative is a message to the masses, primarily the urban working Millennials to open up about any signs of emotional and mental hurdles they feel stopping them from being free and happy.”
Launched in 2015 to provide an online platform for offering emotional and mental counseling and wellness services in India, in a period of 5 years, YourDOST has successfully impacted over a million people by availing appropriate counseling services and currently has experts from 7 major cities of India including Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Bhopal, Hyderabad, and Chennai. This initiative by engaging with the urban working Millennials segment will help further to reach deeper across communities through their family tress and enlighten every possible individual.
YourDOST provides 24/7 support for its users and currently has more than 900 experts consisting of Professional Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Counselors, Life Coaches, Career Guides and People to guide the users to overcome their problems through completely confidential individual sessions. It has completed over 25 lakh sessions and started offering special packages for corporate companies and government agencies through various customized programs.