NCPCR launches toll-free tele-counselling quantity for kids affected throughout COVID-19

New Delhi, September 21

The apex little one rights physique NCPCR has launched a toll-free tele-counselling helpline quantity 1800-121-2830 for kids affected throughout COVID-19 for offering counselling and psycho-social help.

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), in an announcement, stated the tele-counselling service will present psychological first-aid and emotional help to kids who’re in quarantine or isolation or at COVID care centres and kids who’ve COVID constructive dad and mom or relations or kids who’ve misplaced their dad and mom as a consequence of COVID-19.

The Commission acknowledges that each one kids have distinctive vulnerabilities owing to particular wants and calls for at totally different phases of progress until the time they attain maturity, the assertion stated.

“COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of us, no matter how old we are. Children may experience a range of psychological issues such as anxiety, fear, worry, depression, difficulty sleeping, and loss of appetite,” it stated.

“SAMVEDNA (Sensitizing Action on Mental Health Vulnerability through Emotional Development and Necessary Acceptance), Toll Free Tele counseling -18001212830 (from Monday to Saturday 10 am – 1 pm and 3 pm to 8 pm) will be able to address the stress, anxiety, fear and other issues among children,” the assertion stated.

When a toddler dials the toll-free quantity, they get to talk to knowledgeable counsellor in a secure atmosphere, it stated.

“The tele-counselling support will cater to children all over India in various regional languages also. Counsellors have been specially trained by the expert team of NIMHANS to address the needs of children in these difficult times,” it added.

“The NCPCR with India Co-Win Action Network (I-CAN) has created a network of qualified and trained experts/counsellors/psychologists for providing psycho-social support to the children through tele-counselling. Technical support to this initiative has been provided by National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences (NIMHANS) in training of counsellors. The creativity partner for this NCPCR’s initiative is New India Junction (NIJ),” the assertion stated. PTI

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