Seminar on mental health held at Chandhara Pampore

PAMPORE: A Mental health Awareness programme organised by ZOON Volunteers held at government high School Chandhara Pampore area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
Tehsildar Pampore Zubair Ahmad Bhat (KAS) was the Chief guest on the occasion. Dr Mehar was the guest of honour.
Volanters of Zoon, Principal, staff of High School and a number of students, besides Sarpanch, local people participated in the programme.
The ZOON Volanters also distributed refreshment and sanitary pads with the students and the staff of the school.
Chief guest and guest of honour, highlighted the importance of organizing mental health awareness programme.
The students and staff of the school appreciated the ZOON Volanters for organise the mental health awareness programme for students.
Tehsildar Pampore Zubair Ahmad Bhat delivered a speech in which he urged students to behave politely with their parents and teachers.
He also told them to adhere to their religion and follow a disciplined lives.
Founder of ZOON Sehar Mir presented a vote of thanks.
Taking to Kashmir Reader Dr Mehar said that the aim of the programme was to talk to young students on mental health, menstrual hygiene and body changes.
“ We should not create taboo about the menstrual hygiene, it should be talked and girls should know about body changes that occur at maturity,” she said, adding they should be empowered through knowledge.
she said that she along with Tehsildar Pampore participated in the programme and provided awareness to students.
She told Kashmir Reader such programmes are very essential for creating awareness among students about mental and menstrual health and creating an understanding in them.
She told students were told how they can progress and not to take pressure about menial issues.
A volunteer of the zoon told Kashmir Reader that the drive was about adolescence and mental health.
He added that two important things that we need to understand are menstrual and mental health.
“ If we don’t know mental we know nothing about our being, our emotions and feelings,” he said, adding that we need to understand menstrual health to have understanding with women folk.

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