The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will launch a mobile-based app to offer psychological counseling for students and parents. The app will be launched on Monday – May 10 and will be available to download from Google Playstore for Android devices.
The app is named as ‘CBSE Dost For Life’ which will hold free live counseling sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays by the trained counsellors and principals. There has been many volunteers who are willing to work, like 83 volunteers from India, Saudi Arab, UAE, Nepal, Oman, Kuwait, Japan, and USA.
Mental health wellness of students of classes 9 to 12 during the pandemic is the utmost priority for the board. Students will also be provided with information on the course guide after class 12, tips on mental health and wellbeing.
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Teenagers are the most affected during the pandemic, keeping in mind, CBSE has prepared educative material on social, emotional, and behavioral issues such as exam anxiety, internet addiction disorder, depression, specific learning disability, substance use disorder, aggression among others. This can be accessed at website cbse.nic.in and YouTube channel of CBSE.
The board says that the new app will bring “ease, convenience, and utility” for both students and parents in a safe home environment.