Mumbai, 10th October 2022: SVKM’s NMIMS Sunandan Divatia School of Science (SDSOS), Department of Psychology organized a one-day multi-therapeutic event to improve mental health at its Mumbai campus on the occasion of World Mental Health Day celebrated on October 10.
The Chief Guest on the occasion was Dr. Meena Chintamaneni, Pro-Vice Chancellor, NMIMS, Dr. Purvi Bhatt, HOD, Biological Sciences, and RJ Yamini Sharma, from 93.5 Red FM, Bajate Raho! along with the Core Faculties of NMIMS, SDSOS
There were a number of diverse stalls providing delectable dishes to deft d.i.y.’s to help alleviate stress was a major attraction. These stalls were designed based on research keeping in mind how each item at the stall can contribute to an individual’s well-being. Dark chocolate containing baked goods was a major point of attraction at one of the stalls which elevated the mood of participants. Students improved their mood with motivational and positive content written on a board. A stall for face painting was also put up for the students.
Dance performances and spell-binding singing performances increased the fervour of all participants tenfold. The audience was sizzling with energy and engaging in therapy through music and dance. To spread awareness about ‘Peer Pressure’ a Nukkad Naatak was presented. The vociferous and quirky performance enraptured the audience and put forth the message to prioritize mental health in all circumstances.
First-ever magazine “The Psychlic Zone”, was officially launched on this occasion. The magazine includes the work and arts done by the students. It has various segment like, Psychlopedia, Psyart, Psycheye and many more
Speaking on this momentous occasion, Ms. Madhumati Mulik, Assistant Professor, Amity University highlighted Industrial Psychology and Workplace inclusion said, “The environment created in your office plays an important role for your subordinates. In addition to the existing technological innovations such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, a new segment called behavioural economics is coming up which is nothing but decision-making. It is important to understand human behaviour in your decision-making process and thus, become a multi-disciplinary decision-maker.”
Dr. Ruttuja More, HOD, Psychology said, “I am enthralled to attend this memorable event. According to the World Health Organization, mental health is one of the most neglected areas of public health. Close to 1 billion people are living with mental disorders. Yet, relatively few people around the world have access to quality mental health services. In these circumstances, events like this would certainly help people release stress.”
The event was a huge success and the energy which was incorporated in organizing proved worth it. This event will carry some of the fondest and most prized memories for the future.
Sunandan Divatia School of Science was started in 2007 with a view to provide undergraduate and postgraduate students an opportunity to be a part of the unique learning methodology of the university, which lays emphasis on academic excellence combined with industry oriented training. With the boom in information technology and more and more sophistication in instrumentation techniques, there is now a very thin dividing line between the various disciplines of science. Therefore, there is a greater need for ﬂexibility in scientific thought as well as training manpower on an interdisciplinary plane. With this thought in view, the SVKM’s NMIMS introduced highly innovative and unique interdisciplinary courses at the Sunandan Divatia School of Science from the academic year 2007-2008. The goal of the Sunandan Divatia School of Science is to be a Center of Excellence in the domain of Pure and Applied Science by providing quality education and research.