AddressHealth partners with TenderMinds, a Bangalore- and Mysore-based specialist child and adolescent mental health specialist, to bring forth our Nurturing Schools Program. This is AddressHealth’s Counselling & Psychology initiative that addresses the growing burden of mental health problems in children of school-going age. It is a well documented fact that many of the behavioural, emotional, pro-social and peer related problems are better tackled in schools, in group settings, than in clinics. Nurturing Schools is a holistic approach powered by TenderMinds’ team of child psychiatrists, clinical psychologists and school counselors on the one hand, and AddressHealth’s extensive network of partner schools on the other.
Our special programs for schools:
Screening – Standardized tool used to screen all students to identify those at risk of developing emotional difficulties (like anxiety), social difficulties, hyperactivity problems, behavioural problems and peer problems
School-based workshops – For students identified to be ‘at risk’ by screening process, themed group-based workshops conducted by trained psychologists
Workshops for teachers – With the goal of aiding teachers who value the emotional wellbeing of their students, an orientation session provided to all teachers at the beginning of the program
Workshops for parents – Three targeted workshops for parents conducted: Understanding the learning needs of children; improving motivation in children to help them achieve their potential; and overview of effective discipline