Mental Health Awareness Campaign | Swasth Mann Swasth Samaj

  • Date & Time:
    • December 14 - 18, 2020
  • Venue:
    • District Administration, Gurugram & IILM University, Gurugram

District Administration, Gurugram, & IILM University Gurugram, Haryana is jointly launching Mental Health Awareness Campaign on “Swasth Mann Swasth Samaj” from
14th December 2020 to 18th December 2020 to promote Positive Mental Health.

The campaign is aligned to WHO’s Theme of 2020: “Mental Health for all”. According to the recent data from WHO, 56 million Indians suffer from depression and another 38 million suffer from anxiety disorders. India accounts for 36.6 per cent of suicides globally. The Pandemic has further accentuated the need for mental health and broader programs involving psychologists, psychiatrists, behavioural scientists and community health workers to prevent mental illness and promote positive mental health.


  1. To create awareness about Mental Health issues.
  2. To break the stigmas surrounding mental health by providing adequate information and bringing normality to the concept of mental health.
  3. To psycho-educate people regarding mental health issues.
  4. To provide psychological aid like individual or group counseling.


  1. Awareness on mental health issues to provide helpful support to those affected in our families and communities.
  2. Reaching out to people through our planned initiatives and sessions within Gurugram.
  3. Providing a structured initiative to the individuals suffering from isolation, loneliness and other mental health issues.
  4. Bringing normalcy to the concept of mental health.
  5. Helping individuals to lead a healthy and holistic life.

Program Layout

Day 1

Slogan Launch at DC Office Gurugram – “Swasth Mann Swasth Samaj” (“Relevance of Positive Mental health during Current pandemic situation”)

Date: 14-12-2020 | Time: 11:30 Hrs. –12:30 Hrs. | Venue: DC Office | Audience: Virtual
  • Face to Face Inaugural address by Dr. Sujata Shahi, Vice Chancellor, IILM University, Gurugram.
  • Key note address by Dr.S.Y. Qureshi,Chancellor,IILM University
  • Introduction to MHAC by Prof. (Dr.) Abha Singh, Director IILM Centre for Emotional Intelligence.
  • Chief Guest Address – Shri Amit Khatri, Deputy Commissioner Gurugram.
    Inauguration of the slogan launch “Swasth Mann Swasth Samaj” and Address to the virtual audience.
  • Vote of Thanks – Col. Lalit Kapoor – Registrar, IILM University, Gurugram.

Use this link to view on YouTube Live

Session 1: Each one care for one | Interactive Session | Dr Monika Sharma (Associate Professor Psychology) & Dr Vinay Saini (MD Psychiatry, District Mental Health Program In charge)

Date: 14-12-2020 | Time: 12:40 Hrs. –13:40 Hrs.

Humans have primarily evolved as social beings and a loss in social ties can have detrimental effects. Over the last few decades, we have seen remarkable changes in the very fabric of our society where we have found ourselves in weaker family ties, lesser connection with extended families, and reduced membership to social groups.
Social distancing due to pandemic has accelerated the need for positive social connections. Keeping this in view

The session will focus on:

  • The misconception which we carry and the power behind building positive connections with people around us.
  • The blocks which people face while connecting and the strategies to overcome them.
  • Discussion on the social network theory and its application for fostering positive mental health at the community level.

Day 2

Panel Discussion: Mental Health for All

Date: 15-12-2020 | Time: 11:30 Hrs. –12:30 Hrs.


  1. Mr Saumyajit Roy, Co-Founder & CEO, EMOHA Elder care
  2. Prof. (Dr.) Abha Singh, Director, IILM CEI
  3. Dr Samir Parikh, Director Of Mental Health & Behavioral Sciences. Fortis Memorial Research Institute.
  4. Ms Aditya Misra, Director, Principal, DPS, Gurugram.
  5. Mr Gautam Kapoor, Asia Pacific, Digital Identity Capability Leader, Deloitte
  6. Dr Nitin Aggarwal, MBBS MD Specialist in Psychiatry, Haryana Government.

    The pandemic has been a reminder to each one of us that one of our basic needs is learning how to take care of our psychological and emotional wellbeing. We consciously need to mindful and understand what good mental health looks like.
    We have with us six eminent Professionals from different walks of life sharing their expertise on How Mental Health can be part of everyone’s life in simple and easy ways.

Day 3

Session 1: Uncertainty another opportunity- Being to Becoming | Dr. Megha Pushkarna (Associate Professor Psychology & Counselling Psychologist)

Date: 16-12-2020 | Time: 11:30 Hrs. –12:30 Hrs.

Starting of 2020 and we have been thrown into moments of complete surprise and uncertainty. Work from home became the new normal and with it came this unexpected turn of social distancing, something, we all as social animals have never faced in our lives. Seeing and reading pandemic gaining its strength gave us vulnerable moments and a feeling of despair. Can we rise above these unhappy, worrying, and uncertain times to make them as our new opportunities?

Join the session to explore –

  • What is uncertainty as we all explain it differently- is it or is it not?
  • How to analyze what is an opportunity and how to explore it- think beyond.
  • Self- analysis of what works or didn’t work before- step ahead and move forward

Session 2 (Parallel): Creating Emotionally Intelligent Schools | Dr. Roma Kumar (Senior Consultant Psychologist, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital & Max Hospital Gurugram.)

Date: 16-12-2020 | Time: 11:30 Hrs. –12:30 Hrs.

Students with higher levels of emotional intelligence are able to better manage themselves and relate to others around them. This can help them develop improved self-motivation and more effective communication skills—essential skills to helping students become more confident learners.
Join the session to be know more about emotional intelligence and its magical impact in our lives with an expert who has transformed many lives.

Day 4

Session 1: Mann se Mann ka Ellaj | Management and Prevention of Stress through Psychological Intervention for Police Officials

Date: 17-12-2020 | Time: 11:30 Hrs. –12:30 Hrs.

Resource Person

  1. Prof. (Dr.) Abha Singh (Director, IILM CEI & Psychologist.)
  2. Dr. Parnika Sharma (Psychologist & Co-Founder Prodogy People)

Conducted Training Programs in the past for more than 52,415 Police Personnel for Behavioral Skills and Personality Enhancement Program in Delhi, UP & Rajasthan Police and now in Gurugram, Haryana.

This Training Program is focused on

How police officers are more susceptible to deteriorating mental health especially in identifying the stressors and dealing with them.

  • Training Kit (Theme Based Engaging Activities+ 1 Pager Handout with Strategies)
  • Managing Stress/ Police officer Burnout
  • Building Resiliency
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Building/ Improving Personality
  • Assessing mental health through Freely accessible tools for their reference
  • Extending Psychological Aid

Day 5

Session 1: Tackling Screen Addiction during Pandemic | Ms. Sakshi Singla (Child Development Expert)

Date: 18-12-2020 | Time: 11:30 Hrs. –12:30 Hrs.

The screen time for children in the age group of 5 to 15 years has shot up by 100% since the first lockdown. 84% of parents are worried about the increase in screen time for children due to the pandemic and social distancing norms,

The screen time battles at home are increasing and hence addressing parents about decreasing psychological wellbeing in children and teenagers is important.

Innovative strategies to tap the screen time and reduce the anxiety of parents and kids will be discussed in this interactive online session with an expert child psychologist.

Session 2 (Parallel): Wellbeing & Holistic Living | Mr. Saumyajit Roy (Co-Founder & CEO, EMOHA Elder care)

Date: 18-12-2020 | Time: 11:30 Hrs. –12:30 Hrs.

Assessing mental health through freely accessible tools for their reference.
*Extending Psychological Aid.

The session will focus on

  • Managing stress
  • Positive Wellbeing
  • Developing Hope
  • Optimism
  • Dealing with Isolation, Alienation and restricted movements

Day 5

Valedictory at DC Office Gurugram – Report Presentation – Dr. Megha Kochhar Psychologist and Life skill Trainer On “Mental Health Awareness Campaign”

Date: 18-12-2020 | Time: 12:45 Hrs. –13:30 Hrs. | Venue: DC Office | Audience: Virtual

Valedictory Session Concluded By

  1. Dr. Sujata Shahi – Vice-Chancellor, IILM University, Gurugram.
  2. Prof. (Dr.) Abha Singh – Director, IILM Centre for Emotional Intelligence.
  3. Shri. Amit Khatri – Deputy Commissioner, Gurugram.
  4. Col. Lalit Kapoor – Registrar, IILM University, Gurugram.

Use this link to view on YouTube Live

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