Teens of Mumbai’s schools have found their own way of happiness.  Students of Cathedral and John Connon School, Fort, have self-published a resource book on issues that occupy maximum teen mind space and are running a mental health programme for their peers.
A mental Health Awareness Initiative began at the school in August 2015. Since then, students have held assemblies to create awareness on mental health. They have published a 188-page resource book and presented their work at the Global Mental Health Summit held at Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Happyho also provide best tarot reading services in Noida and Delhi NCR India area.
According to Bakul Dua, the clinical psychologist, “It is a common notion that only children with extreme problems go to a counsellor and there is stigma attached to this. To change this, we wanted to empower students to be able to take care of the mental health of their friends. The resource book is contextually right and content is age-appropriate and hence more accepted by the students.”
The student resource book brought out together by almost 100 students, vlog deals in over 25 topics such as anxiety, body image issues, academic and peer pressure, sexual identity, gender stereotypes, marijuana, self-harm, mood swings, cyber safety, drifting friendships, sexual abuse etc. This resource book is meant for classes X to XII.
The students are also creating peer counselling network.