“Creating a healthy mindset is an investment in your overall well - being.” Carley Schweet
In order to spread awareness about the mental well-being of the students, Sri VIS observed a Mental Health Week from October 4 - October 10, 2020. The initiative was taken under ‘Manodarpan’ by the Ministry of Education, Government of India and covered a wide range of activities to provide psychosocial support to students, teachers and families. Students made beautiful posters and wrote creative slogans with meaningful and significant messages. Story telling sessions were also conducted in which teachers narrated stories highlighting various components of mental well-being. The story telling session was followed by a question answer round which enabled students to express their feelings. The theme of the story helped in establishing a link with the students’ daily life to create awareness. A game was also played related to emotions and feelings in which students were shown different stick puppets related to different emotions and they were asked to act accordingly. The aim of the game was to make children understand that it is very important to have balanced emotions and we should not stick to one emotion for long. The stories, messages and posters vividly brought out the importance of overall well-being of an individual.