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Oct 10, World Mental Health Day: Stress Management at Workplace
Every year October 10 is celebrated as the ‘World Mental Health Day’ with the objective of creating awareness about the importance of mental health. A workshop titled ‘Stress Management at Workplace’ was organized at the AIPHU campus to mark the World Mental Health Day, 2022 with this year’s theme, Make Mental Health, and Wellbeing for all a Global Priority. Dr. Sarita Behera from the National Institute of Science Education & Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar was the chief guest at the event, and she covered the workshop related issues in detail. She pointed out that from personal life to workplace, in all fields one experiences mental stress due to some reason or the other which has been observed to affect overall health. Thus, it is very important to recognize and address the adverse impact arising from it. She described various ways to manage and reduce stress and noted that the most important among them is mindfulness. Simplified, it would mean complete involvement in whatever we are doing at any given moment. By doing so, one can easily overcome various problems and get rid of mental stress.
She commented, “mental health and wellness has become a global challenge in post-covid period. The workshop hosted by AIPHU on mental health at this crucial juncture is a welcome step. It is a matter of great pleasure that the workshop is being organized by AIPHU this month. Such workshops will be beneficial for students pursuing public health in shaping their future objectives.” The students have learnt a lot by taking part in the workshop,” said VC AIPHU, Padma Shri Prof. Dr. Aditya Prasad Dash. Dr. Saraswata Mishra, Registrar, AIPHU gave an informative presentation on mental health and its management. The students from the Schools of Allied Health Sciences (SAH) and Biological Sciences (SBS) demonstrated a variety of exercises that are focussed on giving relief from mental stress at workplace. Prof. Pradeep Kumar Panda, Dean, School of Public Health, other faculty and students from SAH, SPH enthusiastically participated in the workshop.
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