Through its goals and operations, Hibiscus Foundation for Social Welfare constantly reiterates the importance of providing accessible mental health for everyone. Through the Mental Health Project, HFSW works to promote systemic awareness, support the use of effective mental health practices, raise awareness on when to seek help, shatter myths and stigmas associated with mental health, […]
Through its goals and operations, Hibiscus Foundation for Social Welfare constantly reiterates the importance of providing accessible mental health for everyone. Through the Mental Health Project, HFSW works to promote systemic awareness, support the use of effective mental health practices, raise awareness on when to seek help, shatter myths and stigmas associated with mental health, and reduce illnesses. Mental Health is as important as physical health as health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being.
HFSW provides affordable counselling sessions handled by trained and qualified in-house counsellors. It is designed to make counselling services accessible to those from low-income backgrounds and personal relationships that may prevent them from seeking professional help. We aim to provide advisory guidance in line with our motto #MentalHealth4All. In addition to these, our Instagram page is solely focused on focussing attention on education and spreading awareness on mental health issues that are often stigmatised, overlooked, and ignored.
Guided Imagery Sessions is a sub project introduced by HFSW to help end the week and start the weekend with weekly therapy sessions to destress and refresh. Guided Imagery is a part of integrative therapies; a process that uses our active imagination, phrases and verbal cues to evoke a sense of relaxation, encouraging the mind, body and the spirit to heal. This is a completely safe and effective procedure. Stress is one of the primary contributors for a lot of health related issues that are on the rise recently. Through the process of active relaxation techniques along with the integrative approaches, the dynamic procedure helps one rejuvenate.
A workshop in collaboration with Urai Madras
HFSW collaborated with over 40 organisations and institutions and conducted a “Mental Health Awareness workshop, which addressed the need and importance of coping with difficult situations. Our internal commitments to this project include providing free mental health services and medical consultations, including counselling, check-ups, and pro-bono educational classes for the employees in leadership, research methodology, mental health, psychoeducation, and general health.
A workshop in collaboration with the Rotaract Club of Coimbatore
As a subsidiary, HFSW also has a Suicide Prevention Workshop is a 1-1.5 hour interactive workshop designed by mental health professionals that educate and familiarises people with self-help, dos and don’ts, legalities, risk factors, warning signs, and other key information that would aid institutions and organizations. Engineered to increase awareness, the workshop equips its attendees with general and specific knowledge about suicide prevention and fundamental intervention skills in response to someone who may be at risk for suicide. We have already teamed up with multiple institutions including NIT Trichy (Suicide Precention Workshop), YRC VIT (Suicide Prevention Workshop), and Girl Up Fembots (Suicide Prevention Workshop).
We have spread awareness in schools through various educational competitions involving multiple students between the age of 11-17 on Suicide Prevention Days. These events include conducting “you’re not alone” sessions by creating safe spaces for people to discuss their experiences, amplifying voices, removing stigma by normalising conversations, and myth buster quizzes hosted in multiple platforms for various institutions. These events have been successful in changing lives and making an immediate impact.
We also have a Substance Abuse Awareness and No Tobacco Awareness workshop as part of a separate project to prevent and reduce addiction rates.
Mental health issues are often overlooked and taken for granted. To stress the importance of the balance between physical and mental health, individuals within the organisation have health benefits that extend to but are not limited to counselling and mental and menstrual health leaves.
HFSW’s Mental Health Workshop