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Sarthak

NIMHANS and HelpAge India are jointly implementing Sarthak to ensure mental well-being of elderly. Key facts Sarthak is a community-based initiative that provides nurses, healthcare workers and volunteers training on geriatric mental health. The National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences (NIMHANS) and an NGO named HelpAge India are collaborating to implement this initiative. Under ..

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WHO, ILO global guidelines on mental health

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have jointly issued guidelines to address mental health issues faced by global workforce. Key facts The guidelines called for addressing the threat to mental health issues among the workforce like high work burden and negative behaviours. Depression and anxiety account for 12 billion lost ..

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NCERT’s guidelines for early identification of mental health problems in students

Recently, the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) issued the guidelines for “Early identification and intervention for mental health problems in school going children and adolescents”. Key facts The guidelines were released after a nationwide survey found that exams, results and peer pressure has caused an increase in stress and anxiety levels among ..

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October 10: World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day was observed across the world on October 10, 2021 with the objective of raising awareness on mental health issues. Key Points The day is observed to gain support on initiatives related to mental health and well-being. This year, world mental health is more significant because Covid-19 has majorly impacted the mental ..

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Punjab Prison Rules, 2021

The Punjab Cabinet recently approved Punjab Prison Rules, 2021. These rules were approved under the Prison Act, 1894. Background The Punjab Jail Manual of 1996 has become archaic. There is a need to update it in the changed scenario of modernisation. Punjab Prison Rules, 2021 New security parameters such as effective surveillance and safe custody ..

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October 10: World Mental Health Day

Every year, the World Mental Health Day is celebrated on October 10. The day was first initiated by World Federation for Mental Health. The day is marked by several International organisations spread all over the world. In some countries like Australia, the day is a part of Mental Health Week. Highlights According to WHO, mental ..

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