Attending university can be a stressful time for many students. The shaming that often occurs when one is unable to manage the slew of academic, personal and co-curricular tasks, only propagates a negative environment which further strengthens the stigma around mental health. In this context, many young people experience the first onset of mental health problems during their university years. In collaboration with different universities, Pukaar aiming to set Mental Health Clinical Camps to provide treatment to the students who are in need.
Relieving Mental Health Pressures at FAST
To help cope with the many pressures of student life, FAST teamed up with Pukaar to provide their students with expert psychologist services. Our outsourced clinic, set up in the FAST administration block, under Miss Kiran Akbar, a qualified clinical psychologist, provides students with an outlet to freely express their pressing concerns. This collaboration has enabled so many students to prioritize and improve their mental health, enabling them to live happier, healthier lives.
Initiated: March 2022 - till date Students treated: 50+ till date Timings: Tuesday [2.00 PM - 5.00 PM] Wednesday [10.00 AM - 1.00 PM]
Battling the Stigma Surrounding Mental Health in Collaboration with UCP
In an effort to combat this stigma as well as the declining mental health of certain members of the student body, UCP collaborated with Pukaar. This initiative, headed by our qualified clinical psychologists, Miss Sobia Dar and Miss Kanita Fatima helped promote the mental well-being of the students as well as a sense of understanding and acceptance in regards to mental health problems.
Period: December 2019 - December 2020 Students treated: 100+