This page contains details about the workshops that we have organized here at IISc.

Speaker:  Dr. Naufal Hameed (Clinical Psychologist)

Date and time: 17th September 2022, Saturday, 3:00 p.m.- 05.00 p.m.

Total duration: 90 minutes -120 minutes

Venue: Faculty Hall, Main Building, IISc

The Speaker will discuss a wide range of topics:

Normality to Abnormality: The continuum of mental health.

 Do I need help?: Reflection on indicators of positive mental health.

Taking care of mental health: What can be done? 

Help-seeking and many facets of help-seeking behaviour.

The talk will be followed by a Q&A Session.

Join us to understand the challenges in seeking mental health care, promoting positive mental health, removing the stigma related to mental health, and the ways to seek and provide care.

  • Navigating through Grief and Trauma
    Description: Description: The CoViD-19 pandemic has also brought with it unprecedented levels of grief and trauma. And especially after the deadly second wave, grief and trauma have touched all of us in one way or another. Grief and trauma are not limited to experiencing the loss of a loved one. They are much more complicated and multi-layered than we tend to think, and they manifest themselves in different ways — be it a sense of anxiety and uncertainty about the future; the fear of economic toll; the loss of connection; the loss of a job or a relationship; the loss of sense of security; or even just a sense of discomfort that seems to linger.  The complex structure and nature of grief and trauma make it more difficult for us to even perceive and acknowledge them. It is with this in mind that we, EMPATHS, along with the IISc Wellness Centre, are organizing a mini workshop, Navigating through Grief and Trauma, to help us explore the underpinnings of grief and trauma, and understand how they can affect us at an individual and at a societal level.
    Schedule:
    2:30 – 3:30 PM Understanding Grief
    3:30 – 4:00 PM Break + Q&A
    4:00 – 5:00 PM Understanding Trauma
    5:00 – 5:30 PM Break + Q&A
    5:30 – 5:40 PM Closing remarks
    Date: 17th July 2021
    Speakers: Dr. Shoma Chakrawarty (Psychology Faculty & Therapist) and Ms. Ashwini N.V. (Psychologist and Founder, Muktha Foundation)
    Link to the poster: link
    Link to the recordings: 1. Understanding Grief by Dr. Shoma Chakrawarty, 2. Understanding Trauma by Ms. Ashwini N.V.
    Link to the resources:  1. Resource links : 2. PPT

Workshop on “We walk with pride & our Mental Health matters too”

Hello! Greetings from the IISc Wellness Centre!
The Wellness Centre takes pride in inviting you to join our Wellness workshop. 

Title: We walk with pride & our Mental Health matters too
Speaker: Ms. Nikita Gagneja, Psychiatric social worker, TISS, Mumbai.
Date: 18th December 2021 (Saturday)
Time: 3 pm to 5 pm

Link to the poster: link
Link to the recordings: Workshop on “We walk with pride & our Mental Health matters too”

Workshop – “Stress Management: Self and Community Care”

Hello! Greetings from the IISc Wellness Centre!
The Wellness Centre takes pride in inviting you to join our Wellness workshop. 

Title: Stress Management: Self and Community Care
Speaker: Ms. Christine Holmes, Clinical Social Work, Columbia University, New York
Date: 29th January 2022 (Saturday)
Time: 2 pm to 3 pm

Link to the poster: link
Link to the recordings: Workshop on “Stress Management: Self and Community Care”