On the occasion of World Mental Health Day, observed on October 10, the School conducted a workshop for parents on the topic Stress Management: Integration of Psychological support, Physical Exercise & Diet in Coping with Stress in Parents of Children with Special Needs. The workshop was conducted, especially for the parents, to guide them about the techniques and strategies for effectively coping with stress, and to live a healthy and stress-free life.
In the workshop, different types of exercises, meditation techniques and positions to relieve exertion were explained and the parents were encouraged to incorporate them in their daily lives. It was also advised to check for any co-morbid health issues before starting the exercise.
Parents were explained about the importance of building social support, time management and self-care in coping with stress.
Parents were given specific and detailed explanation about the nutritional value and appropriate intake of different food groups to be consumed on a daily basis.