Counselling Service has started a new initiative towards maintaining good mental health called “Samvad.”
Under Samvad, we aim to organize various talks, panel discussions and related activities to spread mental health awareness.

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About The Speaker

Dr. Sanjay Mahendru
M.D. in Psychiatry ,
Mahendru Psychiatric Centre


The final program, under Samvad, of the Counseling Service for this semester is a talk on "Mindfulness for Well Being, Focus and Energy" by Dr. Sanjay Mahendru.
Dr. Mahendru is an M.D. in Psychiatry and is also a psychiatrist associated with the Counseling Service.
You can read more about the session here:
The details of the talk are:
Date: 30th October 2018
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Sanjay Mahendru
Venue: L-16
Tea will be served at 6:15 p.m.

The Panelists

Prof. Goutam Deo
Professor, Chemical Engineering and Ex-Head, CS

Dr. Alok Bajpai

Ms. Rita Shukla
Counsellor, CS

Mr. Adityaa Bajpai
Coordinator, UG team CS

Mr. Aarush Mohit Mittal
Mentor, PG team CS

Ms. Ekta Surender
PhD Student, Design Programme

The Moderators

Arpita Gupta
Project Counsellor, CS

Prama Bhattacharya
Project Counsellor, CS


It is important for us to come together to prevent our friends from taking any untoward step.
We often fail unwittingly, to lend a helping hand in their hour of distress, because more often than not, we are incapable of recognising the symptoms and hence are unable to provide the necessary support.
It is also crucial for people to realise that they will find help, if only they would seek it.
The aim of the panel discussion, “Holding on to the Light”, is to raise awareness about this issue and also to look for possible solutions.
Because, in an inclusive society, suicide prevention is everyone’s responsibility.

Mindfulness for Well Being, Focus and Energy

Dr. Vivek Benegal
Professor of Psychiatry,
National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS)


Addiction can be confusing. Especially when one isn't sure if engagement with some substances or activities is just curiosity, necessity or compulsion.
Such habits can be notorious in the sense of causing more harm than one realizes. And by the time one does, a lot of harm has already been done to the person, their future, and aspirations.
Counselling Service invited Dr. Vivek Benegal from NIMHANS to help us understand addictive behaviors better so that we are equipped to know how to help ourselves and people we care about while dealing with addictive substances and habits.

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