Regd. NGO (Reg.No. S/39030)
 
 
 
   
MENTAL HEALTH CAMP REPORT
 
The aim of the mental health camp was to administer Mental Health Assessment, spread Mental Health Awareness and provide Mental Health Counselling. The camp is conducted once a month.
 
Date of Conduction
June 2014
 
Centre – Bapa Nagar
No. of Children – 30
Age – 4-15 years
 
Main Concerns:
1) Lack of Concentration
2) Low Self Esteem and low Confidence
3) Irritability
4) Stress related to academics and family
5) Loss of Loved one
6) Hygiene problems
7) Under Nutrition (Bad Eating Habits)
8) Anger Management Issues
 
Modus of Conduction
• Rapport Formation by Fun activities
• Face to Face counselling sessions for Assessment and Counselling

Children were allowed to talk freely and were encouraged to share any difficulty they were facing pertaining to academics, physical health, concentration in studies, family problems or anything else they wanted to share. Most of the children showed resistance to talking, and this was tackled by playing educational games with them, so that they could feel more comfortable around the counselors of Swashrit Society.

The teacher in charge at the NGOs who provided the necessary input that was not shared by the kids themselves facilitated the counselors' job. As one child went for individual counselling, others were engaged in playful activities (such as drawing, coloring) which stimulated their creative mental processes.

In accordance to the predicaments faced by them, constructive counseling was provided to the kids, to help them to deal with their problems more effectively. This constructive counselling included the active interventions made by the counselors in each case and the session summary, case progress, interventions made for each child was meticulously recorded. Based on these recordings the counselors chalked out the action that could be taken in the future to check on and facilitate the progress of the children.
 
JUNE 2014
 
Swashrit Society (a national N.G.O. which aims at providing holistic education to underprivileged children, conducted an ongoing Mental Health Camp in Ranjit Nagar on psychological development initiated in the month of May 2013.
 
AIM
The aim of the mental health camp was to administer Mental Health Assessment, spread Mental Health Awareness and provide Mental Health Counseling. The camp is conducted once a month.
 
Date of Conduction
June 2014
 
Centre 1- Ranjit Nagar
No. of Children- 35
Age- 3-15 years
 
Main Concerns:
1) Anger issues related to stubbornness and irritability
2) Academic problems
3) Personal hygiene
4) Under nutrition which has lead to calcium deficiency and retarded growth
5) Hyperactivity
6) Body image issues
7) Mental retardation
 
Modus of conduction
• Rapport Formation by fun Activities
• Face to Face counseling sessions for Assessment and Counseling
The counseling started with a group interaction to make the children more comfortable with the counselors.

A rapport was formed with each student as one-on-one sessions started. The students were encouraged to talk freely and share the concerns and problems that they were facing. The problems that the trainers, came across were related to general issues like anger, stubbornness, body image concerns amongst adolescence, mental retardation and the like. Issues related to personal hygiene and under nutrition were also identified.

The teacher in charge at the NGOs who provided the necessary input that was not shared by the kids themselves facilitated the counselors’ job. In some of the cases where the parents were present they also facilitated. As one child went for individual counseling, others were engaged in playful activities (such as drawing, coloring) which stimulated their creative mental processes. The children faced academic difficulties relating to concentration and remembering school material. In accordance with the predicaments faced by them constructive counseling was provided to the kids to help them tackle their problems more effectively. The intervention provided to the students was in the form of information, suggestions, problem solving skills and techniques given to the students to overcome their issues. Constructive Counselling included the active interventions made by the counselors in each case and the session summary, case progress, interventions made for each child was meticulously recorded. Based on these recordings the counselors chalked out the action that could be taken in the future to check on and facilitate the progress of the children.
 
JUNE 2014
 
Swashrit Society (a national NGO which aims at providing holistic education to underprivileged children) has been conducting mental health camps, in association with mind track-centre for health and well-being, for the not so privileged children at the NGO centers.
 
AIM
The aim of the mental camp was to administer Mental Health Assessment, spread Mental Heath Awareness and provide Mental Health Counseling.
 
Date of Conduction
December 20th, 2013
 
Centre 1- Bapa Nagar
No. of Children – 24
Age- 3-14 years
 
Main Concerns:
1. Pain, especially headache
2. Concentration and Memory Problem
3. Issues with time management
4. Behavioral Issues
5. Certain Phobias
6. Physiological issues (Height, weight, menstrual)
7. Feeling tired very easily
8. Feeling Disturbed and tensed
 
Modus of Conduction
• Face to face counseling sessions for assessment and counseling
• Group sessions for Mental Health Awareness

The children were asked to discuss their problems freely. They were encouraged to share any difficulty they had relating to anxiety, physical health, concentration in studies, family problems, certain phobias to name few. While some children showed resistance to talking, others were relieved to unburden themselves. In accordance to their predicaments, constructive counseling was provided for them to deal with their problems more effectively.

The teacher in charge at the NGO who provided the necessary input that was not shared by the kids themselves facilitated the counselor’s job.

The counseling was done in groups, 3 groups consisting of 8 children each were formed. Also children were engaged in playful activities that stimulate the mental camp. Initially the interactive introductory session was conducted in order to build the rapport with the children. The session ended with distributions of sweets, which children enjoyed.

The mental health counseling camps served the purpose of empowering the children with enough information and problem solving skills with regards to the stress and problems confronted by them. Moreover, the aim of imparting emotional maturity upon the kids so that there is a sense of control, sense of right and wrong and indulgence in well thought out actions was fulfilled with the help of the counseling sessions successfully.
 
DECEMBER 2013
 
Swashrit Society (a national N.G.O. which aims at providing holistic education to underprivileged children), conducted an ongoing Mental Health Camp in Ranjit Nagar on psychological development initiated in the month of May 2013.
 
AIM
The aim of the mental health camp was to administer Mental Health Assessment, spread Mental Health Awareness and provide Mental Health Counselling. The camp is conducted once a month.
 
Date of Conduction
May 2013
 
Centre 1 – Ranjit Nagar
No. of Children – 40
Age – 2-13 years
 
Main Concerns:
1) Sleeplessness
2) Anxiety
3) Alcoholic father effecting children’s mental state
4) Stress related to academics and family
5) Sexual abuse
 
Modus of Conduction
• Face to Face counselling sessions for Assessment and Counselling
• Group sessions for Mental Health Awareness

Children were allowed to talk freely and share their problems which are hampering their lives. We came across many problems such as anxiety, sexual abuse, alcoholic parents, physical changes (in adolescence), concentration in studies, family problems (E.g.-economic status, pressure to take responsibility of the family etc.). In accordance to the predicaments faced by them, constructive counseling was provided to the kids, by the trainers (psychologists) of the Swashrit Society, in order to help them to deal with their problems more effectively. The children were provided with enough information and problem solving skills with regards to the stress and problems confronted by them. Psychologist also discussed their diet history, present illness and treatment history. Stress questionnaire was given to the children and their stress level was diagnosed.
 
May 2013


 
Swashrit Society (a national NGO which aims at providing holistic education to underprivileged children) has been conducting mental health camps, in association with mind track-centre for health and well-being, for the not so privileged children at the NGO centres. One week camp per month is organized for the Mental Health Support.
 
AIM
The aim of the mental health camp was to administer Mental Health Assessment, spread Mental Health Awareness and provide Mental Health Counselling.
 
Date of Conduction
August 2012 onwards, Follow ups- September 2012 and October 2012
 
Centre 1 – Bapa Nagar
No. of Children – 40
Age – 4-16 years
Main Concerns:
 
August 2012
1. Sleeplessness
2. Pain, especially headache
3. Concentration problems
4. Issues with time management
5. Irritability
 
September 2012
1. Behavioural issues
2. Memory problems
3. Feeling tired very easily
4. Pain, especially headache
 
October 2012
1. Pain, especially headache
2. Certain phobias
3. Memory problems
4. Concentration problems
5. Irritability
 
Centre 2 – Ranjith Nagar
No. of Children – 50
Age – 3-16 years
Main Concerns
 
August 2012
1. Fatigueness
2. Memory problems
3. Sleeplessness
4. Attention and Concentration problems
5. Behavioural issues
 
September 2012
1. Concentration problems
2. Issues with time management
3. Irritability
4. Sleeplessness
 
October 2012
1. Feeling disturbed and tensed
2. Anxiety
3. Sleeplessness
4. Irritation
5. Behavioural issues
 
Team comprised of a Psychologist, Psychiatrist and Educational Counsellor.
 
Modus of Conduction
• Face to Face counselling sessions for Assessment and Counselling
• Group sessions for Mental Health Awareness

The children were asked to discuss their problems freely. They were encouraged to share any difficulty they had relating to anxiety, physical health, concentration in studies, family problems, to name a few. While some children showed resistance to talking, others were relieved to unburden themselves. In accordance to their predicaments, constructive counselling was provided for them to deal with their problems more effectively.

The teacher in charge at the NGOs who provided the necessary input that was not shared by the kids themselves facilitated the counsellor’s job.

As one child went for individual counselling, others were engaged in playful activities that stimulated mental activity. Each session ended with distribution of candies and froooties, which enabled the counsellors, build in good rapport with the kids.

The mental health counseling camps served the purpose of empowering the children with enough information and problem solving skills with regards to the stress and problems confronted by them. Moreover, the aim of imparting emotional maturity upon the kids so that there is a sense of control, sense of right and wrong and indulgence in well thought out actions was fulfilled with the help of the counseling sessions successfully.
 
AUGUST 2012


 
SEPTEMBER 2012


 
OCTOBER 2012