Students get psychological first aid training

Ludhiana, February 2

To help students cope with stress during the pandemic, counselling and placement guidance cell, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), has initiated mass sensitisation to ‘psychological first aid’. A workshop in this regard was held at PAU, wherein experts from various institutes participated.

Gurinder Kaur Sangh, Dean, postgraduate studies, said there was a need to start conversations about mental health. “Whenever you are not able to manage your emotions, share them. How much you want to share, is your choice. Set boundaries and ask for help. Create awareness and break stigmas,” she said.

Sarabjeet Singh, director, placement cell, said, “We can train our brain to be happy and content.” He emphasised talking as the most effective way to deal with stress.

DJ Singh, former Dean, Punjab Police Academy, said, “It’s not a professional counselling or a psychiatric intervention. The three action principles are look, listen and link. Look if anyone around you is battling with negative thoughts, listen to them and link for support,” he said. — TNS

Students get psychological first aid training