Our Response to COVID-19

Mental Health workshop for Amrita Vidyalayam students – Ettimadai

December 4-16, 2023 – A 2-week workshop for 9th and 11th standard students was conducted at the Amrita Vidyalayam in Ettimadai, by the Mental Health team consisting of members from AMMACHI Labs, the Amrita School of Social & Behavioural Sciences, and the Center of Women’s Empowerment &Gender Equality CWEGE.

The “AAIR: Building Inner Strength” workshop taught about 125 attending students how to understand and manage their minds (thoughts, emotions, behaviors), how to recognize and change negative thought patterns to positive, and how to incorporate powerful spiritual principles into their daily lives (e.g., Awareness, Acceptance, Gratitude, Compassion, Discernment, Optimism, etc).

It was conducted in a fun & interactive manner, bringing a very positive response by the students and faculty.

It will be followed by a similar workshop to be held soon for a second batch of students. These workshops are built to address the serious mental problems that youth have been facing since the covid pandemic.