SVASTIKA Student Counselling Cell, Department of Social Work, Shri Nehru Maha Vidyalaya college of Arts and Science
As part of a Student Support and Progression criterion for National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) accreditation, it is mandatory for every college to have counselling centres for the adolescent students. Considering the need for the professional counselling service, the Department of Social Work, Shri Nehru Maha Vidyalaya College of Arts and Science is rendering an exclusive counselling service to students in need since 2013.Teenage or adolescent years are considered to be the "best years in a person’s life”. But in reality, Life for many young people is a painful experience filled with mixed messages and conflicting demands from parents, teachers, friends and oneself. It creates stress, and it can create serious depression for young people who are not trained to cope, communicate and solve problems. Student facing such issues are given support through the SVASTIKA Student Counselling Centre of Social Work Department, SNMV CAS. The Service is free and available to all undergraduate students of SNMV CAS. The Social Workers in the Counselling cell, provides support and guidance to students who are in crisis or who are experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties. If a student is identified to have severe mental health issues they are properly referred to the appropriate service institutions linked with the Department. The counselling cell provides individual counselling, in which supportive therapy, environment modification therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), is practiced based on person specific. The Service also offers a variety of topic-specific workshops throughout the year, like ‘anger management, conflict resolution, power of positivity, transactional analysis etc., Through counselling cell, the Department of Social Work organizes various program for various school children in building Coping strategies includes non-destructive ways to find relief, being able to talk to counselor, express feelings, vent emotions, and to learn problem-solving skills.