Peer Support Club Workshop for MSAP students held at MAHE
February 27, 2022
Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) hosted a Peer Support Club Workshop for MSAP students on Monday, February 27, 2023. Dr Geetha Maiya, the Director of the Department of Student Affairs, was the host of the event held at the Counselling Hall, EDU building, MAHE, Manipal. The workshop focused on building a sustainable peer support team and was presided over by Dr P. Giridhar Kini, the Registrar of MAHE, and Dr Nandineni Rama Devi, the Director of Manipal School of Architecture and Planning, was the Guest of Honour.
During the workshop, students were made aware of the mental health issues that their peers face on a daily basis. They were taught how to identify and listen to their fellow students' problems and provide support to help them avoid negative paths. The event included a group activity highlighting topics such as interpersonal relationships, drug abuse, and social media addiction.
The workshop's main objective was to create a supportive environment where students could help one another. Trust is a vital element of this, and the institution recognizes the responsibility it has to protect its students from harm. By providing a safe environment and peers to communicate their needs, wants, and problems, MAHE is committed to helping its students thrive.
The Peer Support Club Workshop was beneficial for the participants, equipping them with the skills to assist their peers effectively. The event's organizers hope that the workshop will encourage students to support one another and contribute to building a stronger, more caring community at MAHE.