Centre for Counselling and Health Services

Introduction

About us

 

The Centre for Counselling & Health Services (CCHS) is a student support service functioning under the Director of Student Services.
CCHS has two wings:

  • Counselling and mentoring support
  • Basic health services, medical first aid

 

Role

The Centre aims at helping students to make proper adjustments in academic pursuit and pursue holistic development in alignment with the Vision, Mission, and Core Values of the institution.

The counsellors motivate students to excel in their academic and cocurricular activities. They oversee performance and engagement levels to provide suitable and timely guidance when required.

The services provided by the Centre is a professional activity wherein the counsellors strive to create a safe, non-judgemental, and congenial atmosphere for the benefit of students. The Centre has also created a calendar of activities to promote healthy behaviours and positive living skills.

 

History

CHRIST (Deemed to be University) is one of the pioneers to introduce the concept of counselling service in higher education institutions (HEIs) in 1995 with just one counsellor. In 2008, the Centre took its current form with a structured form of functioning. The next significant milestone in the history of the Centre was the introduction of full time medical services and staff counselling.

The visionary step taken in 1995 has today led to a university counselling services model that stands apart due to its decades of evolution and the dynamic ability of curating activities to suit changing trends in society, especially the youth population.

 

Vision

EXCELLENCE AND SERVICE.

Mission

CCHS provides a nurturing environment where students are guided to adapt to the multifaceted environment, harness the best of resources and face life challenges while achieving all academic goals.

Objectives

  • To provide counselling and health services in an accessible and nurturing environment that recognises unique needs of students community
  • To support students cope with academic and social pressure
  • To build a peer support network through the Peer Education Open elective course which acts as the first line of communication in times of need. The course also imparts knowledge about life skills, soft skills, compassion, and community service
  • To accompany students in various phases of their lives

Testimonials

Upasana Belavadi, PSECO

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All of us who’ve been a part of the peer education program would undoubtedly credit our mentors and the course structure with well-deserved praises. But nonetheless how true it is, I want to emphasize on the very fundamental and simplistic ways in which this program might have changed my perspective on life. One thing I can proudly say

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Aparajita Pauranik, HEP

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My experience with Peer ed classes so far has been very rewarding and productive. The mentors always ensured that the sessions are tailored for us in such a way where we do not feel pressurised and also learn something new in every session. With the ongoing pandemic, these classes have really been the silver lining. Admist online classes, assignment

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Rhea Rose Abraham, HEP

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Peer ed has been the most interactive class we have had in the last semester and one that actually isn't stressful. In fact, it's helped me worry less, overthink less and just focus on doing what I can. The mentor meetings are especially nice, it's the closest thing we have to an actual offline class right now. Turns

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Risheek Banerjee, ISH

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At first when Deepa Ma'am approached me to join the Peer Education program at Christ University I was excited but mostly sceptical looking at the end-results they offered since they seemed too good to become true. Undoubtedly having do such a program without physically being present with each other is a pull on all our abilities. However, I

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Ritika Mukherjee, PSECO

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Peer Education has changed the way I approach life and has made me look inwards for all my difficulties. It has helped me introspect better and hopefully, I would be able to implement these positive changes to my fellow peers as well. Thank you for everything." 
 

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Dheeraj Adari, CBZ

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The pandemic and the lockdown have been torturing for many while a boon for some. I somehow found myself in middle ground back in June. Though I did miss the college and interactions with friends, I looked at this quarantine as an opportunity to heal my “flaws” and evolve into a better individual.
I tried meditation, affirmations, shadow

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Mohammed Zaid, BCB

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Life was going pretty much normal until this year. It was like everything turned upside down as soon as the pandemic started. Initially everything was going accordingly but as the pandemic became the new normal, everything came to a standstill. The concept of online classes came into existence which had its own dimension of everything. Life started becoming more

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Kevin J Antony, BCZ

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“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves” - Sir Edmund Hillary I always wanted to be a leader, I wanted to be extraordinary. That’s what brought me to Peer Education. I’ve had my share of failures in life but as they say “failures are the stepping stones to success”. I never had the right tools or

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Aditya Choudhari, BCB

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My experience of this online course was not a good one when it started as I wanted to do this face to face and thought that this online one would not be much effective but as it progressed , I started to get along with online learning and eventually liking the course. In the first few session on

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Keerthana Ramesh, BCB

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The pandemic was difficult for all of us. It was like everything just came to a pause, yet everything happening so fast. Online mode was another realm and of course it was really hard to adapt to it. I admit that it was too late till I finally figured out what was going on and how to adjust.

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Preethi Mariam Alex, BCZ

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When I gave my interview for the peer education certificate course, I didn't know what to expect. Little did I know then, that it would turn out to be the greatest blessing during this lengthy, exhausting lockdown. The topics discussed helped me reflect on my lifestyle, beliefs and values. It is effortless to get into a whorl of

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Anandita Mehrotra, JPENG

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The pandemic has been overwhelming for all of us. Making the best of the situation, I joined the Peer Education programme which has helped me understand myself better. I feel that I’m better equipped to handle stressful situations and have also learnt to analyse them better. I also have a more positive approach towards things which has significantly

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Renibi Mukhia, PSENG

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During the pandemic Peer Education really made a difference because the quarantine could feel very isolating.But working on oneself  and talking to other peers/ friends made things  relatable and less isolating.
 

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Garimella Bhavna, PSENG

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Being a perfectionist at heart, I've always had to struggle with accepting my flaws and my failures. Perhaps this was because I never knew that there were ways to control this. The Peer Education program came at the very right time for me, a time where I was confused about a lot of things in my life and my

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Namrata Warrier, PEP

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Peer Education has been one of the sessions I look forward to in  my week because unlike any other sessions, the focus is on ourselves. It has been extremely helpful to have mentors to guide you into being more aware of what and why we feel, think, behave and cope the way we do. Having someone who can

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Siddhi Harlalka, PEP

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The online peer education classes to me were like sessions where I could voice my problems in a safe space and get answers. It was a place where things I never thought about and things I over think about were discussed to gain more clarity. I really look forward to the few offline classes that might be held

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Sandeep N, PSECO

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Peer education is a one of a kind experience, where I learnt something that no class has ever taught me; empathy. We did this by delving into the life of a student, understanding the obstacles faced, and learning how to overcome them. By doing so, I explored parts of my own personal life that I previously had not

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Surjo Siddhanta Ray, PSENG

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One of the few things that kept me sane during the pandemic was the Peer Education course by the Center for Counselling and Health Services. The lack of interpersonal communication gave me an opportunity to delve into myself. This introspective process can be overwhelming, but the amazing mentors in the program have steered me in the correct direction. The

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CHRIST

(Deemed to be University)

Hosur Road, Bengaluru - 560029,
Karnataka, India

Tel: +91 804012 9100 / 9600

Fax: 40129000

Email: mail@christuniversity.in

Web: http://www. christuniversity.in

Vision

EXCELLENCE AND SERVICE

Mission

CHRIST (Deemed to be University) is a nurturing ground for an individual's holistic development to make effective contribution to the society in a dynamic environment.

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