To help students combat depression and enhance social wellness, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has launched a counselling app – Dost for Life – for students of classes 9 to 12, recently. The app was launched keeping the current COVID-19 situation in mind.
The app, made available in playstore will help students to attend free live counselling sessions and ensures students well-being. As per report, Live counselling sessions will be held on Wednesday and Friday, every week and it’s open for all CBSE students across the world . These sessions have a total of 83 volunteers, of which 66 are from India and 17 are from Saudi Arabia, UAE, Nepal, Oman, Kuwait, Japan and the USA. The counselling slot will be from 9.30 AM to 1.30 PM and from 1.30 PM to 5.30 PM. Parents and students will be able to join counselling through the chatbox.
The board has also issued a manual in which the participation of school, family and society for the psychological health of the students is discussed. It also includes a discussion on the circumstances arising out of the current epidemic. The manual is available at cbse.nic.in.