CCHS

Centre for Counselling and Health Services

Introduction

About us


The Centre for Counselling & Health Services (CCHS), an integral part of the University, is a student and faculty support service, providing motional and psychological support, medical first aid and basic health services.
With a 15-member enthusiastic team of counsellors, a Medical Officer and four nurses, the Centre endeavours to provide a nurturing environment wherein students are empowered to adapt to the dynamic environment, harness the best of their resources and face life challenges while achieving their academic goals.
Each school, depending on the volume of students, has one or two counsellors assigned to them. The Counsellors are available from 9.00 am to 4.30 pm on weekdays and 9.00 am to 1 pm on Saturdays, while the Health Centre facilities are available from 6:30 am to 6 pm on weekdays and 7:30 am to 1:15pm on Saturdays.

Role Of The Centre
The Centre aims at helping students to make proper adjustments in academic pursuit and improved quality of life. The counsellors motivate and support the students to regularly attend classes and to prepare for the exams systematically. Guidance and Counselling in our University is a professional activity based on certain well-accepted principles.



Activities


Induction Counselling

Through an interactive session, newly joined students and their parents are oriented, by the counsellors, to the campus culture and academic practices followed at the University. They are briefed about the academic assessment patterns, the required code of conduct and dress, the attendance requirements and information regarding the other centers and activities.

Psycho-educative sessions

These interactive sessions are conducted by the counsellors for all the first year undergraduate students on topics such as managing relationships, self-esteem, body image etc.; motivating them to make healthy life-choices.

Peer Education

Peer education is a Certificate Course (optional elective) which carries 2 credits; offered by the CCHS to the second year undergraduate students. The course, which aims to mould the candidates into “Peer Educators,” is based on the impact of peer influence during adolescence. Peer Educators, in turn, create positive attitudes and permeate a strong and healthy value-base among the youth that they come in contact with. The selected students undergo intensive training on topics like Life skills, Inclusiveness and Personal Safety through lectures, role plays, interactive sessions, group projects, field trips and mentoring sessions. The Peer Educators then work as volunteers alongside the counsellors, run life-skill based initiatives and also take the lead in organising and implementing awareness programmes.

Academic Counselling

The CCHS team regularly monitors the attendance pattern of each student and invites them to discuss the challenges that keep them from attending classes. Counsellors collaborate with the academic departments to identify slow learners and less motivated students; and arrange remedial tutorials and peer learning. Counsellors also meet students who have underperformers, to assess their study habits and areas of difficulty, mutually arriving at strategies to overcome them.

Awareness Programmes

Various enrichment programmes are organized by CCHS in order to create awareness on a healthy lifestyles, personal safety, mental health, substance abuse and communicable and lifestyle diseases; providing open platforms for students to learn and share experiences with regard to issues which influence their health and well-being.

Personal counselling

The Counselling approach by CCHS involves both walk-in (voluntary) counselling and the referral of the students by the faculty. Regular student-counsellor interactions and personal counselling result in inclusiveness to student life and coping mechanisms to students in need of support.

Special mentoring for International, NRI & Differently-abled students

The Centre attempts to provide a warm and congenial atmosphere for its foreign and NRI students, and support when they are homesick or have language difficulties. Along with the International office, the Centre orients them to the institutional and academic policies. Counsellors also reach out to them by participating in their fellowship gatherings so that they feel comfortable to approach the counsellors in times of need. Counsellors work individually with these students to ensure that they understand assessment patterns, teaching methodologies and the expected code of conduct on campus; guiding them in local etiquette and giving them pointers that would help them even outside campus.

Counsellors also help in providing a warm and welcoming environment for students who are differently abled by reaching out to them in various ways. Differently-abled students receive individual support from the Counsellors, starting from the time of admission and extending through their course. The counsellors work with the Examination Office to obtain for these students, privileges during exams, for example, language exemptions, extra time, scribes, exclusive and easily accessible exam halls etc.

Parent meetings

The centre organises two parent meetings every academic year between parents and faculty including deans, heads of departments, the Registrar and the Vice-Chancellor. These dynamic and interactive sessions are aimed at exchanging ideas and collecting constructive feedback, if any, from the parent community, with the goal of enhancing the overall experience of the student.

Out- reach Programmes

As a part of social responsibility, the Centre has initiated outreach programmes during the academic year. An old age home and an orphangeare periodically visited by the counsellors . At the orphanage the children are given training in life skills through games and activities.  Support is also offered to them in academics through periodical visits where they are given tutorials in Mathematics and English.In the cold age home,counsellors spend time with the senior citizens by offering personalcounselling,enagaging them in music and various games and craft activities.

Services for Students with Special Needs

The team at the CCHS helps the management identify students from economically weak backgrounds in order to provide   services  like free accommodation, scholarships or concessions in fees.Differently-abled children receive individual support from the Counsellors,starting from the time of admission and extending through their course. The counsellors work with the Examination Office to obtainfor thesestudents, privileges during exams like language exemptions, extra time, scribes, exclusive and easily accessible exam halls etc.

Services for International Students

The team at the Centre for Counselling and Health Services attempts to provide a warm and congenial atmosphere for its foreign students, especially when they are homesickand have language difficulty. Along with the International office CCHS orient them to the institutional and academic policies. Counsellors also reach out to them by participating in their fellowship gatherings so that they feel comfortable to approach the counsellors in times of need. The Counsellors work individually with these students to ensure that they understand assessment patterns, teaching methodologies and the expected code of conduct on campus. The Counsellors also guide them in local etiquette and give them pointers that would help them outside campus, so they are not taken advantage of.

Interactive Sessions & Awareness Programmes

Is an effort to improve the psycho- social competence of students ,programmes are organized on topics like, Personal safety, Addictions, Anger Management, Managing Emotions,FosteringRelationships etc. These sessions provide an open platform for students to share their opinions and experiences with regard to a variety of issues, which influence their health and well-being. The goal of these sessions is to equip them with better skills for adaptive and positive behaviour.The Centre also creates awareness on substance abuse and its ill effects twice a semester by inviting medical professionals, recovering addicts and members of Alchoholics Anonymous and Narcotic Anonymous to have frank and open discussions with the youth and keep them away from such addictive behaviour.The Centre also conducts awareness sessions on issues of topical interest like Stress Management during examinations, awareness on seasonal sicknesses like Dengue and flu.

Other Initiatives

Psycho Educative Sessions: The Centre conductsthree tofive interactive sessions for all the first year Undergraduate Students in order to equip them to handle this new   phase of their lives.    Relevant issues of youth like managing time, relationships, self-esteem, body image and  awareness on   reproductive health, addictions, HIV –AIDS are addressed.

Health Centres facilities

The University has three Health Centres in strategically placed locations on campus. These Centres administer prompt first aid and basic health care services on campus, while raising awareness on current and relevant health concerns in and around the CHRIST community. This in turn, enhances the overall productivity of students, teaching and non-teaching staff, by ensuring good health and providing basic medical care. In case of emergencies requiring further care, the patient is promptly transported by the Health Centre team, via university ambulance, to the nearest tertiary care hospital.

 

Location Extension Timings

CENTRAL BLOCK

1st Floor Room No. 119

9063

Monday - Friday 09am - 06 pm

Saturday - 09am - 01.30pm

Block II

2nd Floor Room No. 710

9382

Monday - Friday 08.30am - 04.30 pm

Saturday - 08.30am - 01.15pm

Block IV

4th Floor Room No. 475

9329

Monday - Friday 06.30am - 03.30pm

Saturday - 07.30am - 12.30pm

 

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CHRIST

(Deemed to be University)

Hosur Road, Bengaluru - 560029,
Karnataka, India

Tel: +91 804012 9100 / 9600

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Email: mail@christuniversity.in

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Vision

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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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