PANAJI: The National Students Union of India (NSUI), Goa, has demanded a full-time counsellor at the Goa University Campus to redress teh mental health issues faced by students.
“We are celebrating world mental health Day; this is one of the biggest problems in the world; it’s not the only problem with celebrities; it’s also with students. These issues have been taken at many level from NGOs to World Health Organization,” says NSUI Chief Naushad.
He said that on the Goa university campus, Goa Students are facing mental health and depression issues.
“This Goa Government is not taking mental health issues seriously even they are not considering the students’ Mental Health issues, It can be seen in Goa University Campus, In Goa University, there are more than 2000 Students, but they are not getting full-time counsellors, they have a counsellor who only visits twice a day,” he said.
“We met Assistant Director of Higher Education Kaustubh Kamat and demanded the full time Counsellor in Goa University to redress the mental issues faced by the students,” he added.
He said that during the Pandemic, there was no counsellor at the university campus. Post-pandemic, lots of students are suffering from mental health issues, but there isn’t any counsellor.
“The theme for this year’s World Mental Health day by WHO is “Make Mental Health & Well-Being for All a Global Priority. The authorities should follow this theme and should work for the well-being of the students mental health and should make this their utmost priority.
We NSUI Goa demand Government to take students mental health issues at top priority and provide all kind of support to students,” he said.