The City School, Southern Region, launched a conference aimed towards students’ personal and social development in line with The City School Vision-2020 initiated by Dr Farzana, CEO Managing Director of The City Schools.
It is a network wide training and awareness program about the unique needs of the millennial students born between 1984 and 2004 on the psychological issues of the youth today, said a statement issued on Thursday.
The objectives of the conference, held at a local hotel, were to help the participants to understand the need of mental health support at different ages; be better able to explore those needs; and to learn strategies to respond well when a need like that arises in schools.
Dr Rakhshanda Talat Hussain, former chairperson Department of Psychology, University of Pakistan and a founder member of “Dialogue”, spoke about the myths about mental health; myths about the mentally and emotionally challenged individuals; causes of unsocial behavior in students; and tensions of everyday life.
She emphasised the responsibility of society in helping to overcome inhibitions and explore problems with a view to solving them.
She applauded the management of The City School in taking the initiative of introducing guidance and counselling program across all its schools.
Speaking as chief guest, Dr Huma Baqai reiterated the importance of behavioural and social/emotional counselling.