The two-day virtual workshop was organised by the college’s entrepreneurship development cell
A two-day virtual workshop at St Xavier’s College (Autonomous) Calcutta focussed on mental health and career counselling.
The workshops on Saturday and Sunday were organised by the college’s entrepreneurship development cell.
“While pursuing a career, students often face situations that are stressful and detrimental to mental wellbeing. Job aspirants and professionals are facing a tough time because of the pandemic. The objective of the workshops was to reach out to such people,” said Arup Kumar Mitra, the coordinator of the cell.
“Some 500 people had registered for the virtual sessions. Around 2,000 more watched it on our YouTube channel. The participants included students and professionals,” he added.
Psychiatrist Devendra Save and clinical psychotherapist Sejal Desai held a session on mental health and Abhijit Deshmukh, a career coach, held a career counselling session as part of the workshops.