Prafulta - Center For Psychological Wellness, conducted a two day workshop called ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham’ - ‘A Festival of Feelings’.The event was conducted online, on Zoom, over 6th and 7th of February and was supported by LTHE, Larsen and Toubro Hydrocarbon Engineering. The core team, of Father Godfrey D’Sa - ( Director) Shalu Mehrotra, Ratandeep Chawla , Nidhi Panday Jain , Kumkum Jagadish and Kajal Shah Rambhia, worked relentlessly to get the Festival organized! A team of 20 volunteers from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, provided the technical support required to make this event possible. With this entire team working around the clock for the past couple of months, we had 95 schools participating, making this two day ‘mela’ a roaring success!
15 sessions for parents on Effective Parenting strategies were conducted on the 6th evening by a team of 12 senior psychologists. 450 parents attended this and many issues pertaining to parenting were discussed. The parents were very responsive and asked a number of questions and went back feeling heard and with insights for their challenges.
Sessions for children on ‘Handling Difficult Emotions’ were conducted on the 7th of Feb, by a team of 26 trained psychologists. 670 children participated in this and they learnt effective techniques to handle emotions. Story telling with Power point presentation, drawing, singing made it fun filled. Children learnt how to handle anger, sadness, nervousness, fear and be happy and positive!
This entire feat was one of the largest mental health campaigns conducted online by Prafulta.