Reaching out during a pandemic

A Moving Minds webinar with Aparna Joshi and Tanuja Babre

The changes experienced during the period of the lockdown, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, have been difficult for a large number of people. Calls to helplines to manage emotional distress have increased significantly.

Watch Aparna Joshi and Tanuja Babre—project director, and project coordinator, iCALL—in conversation with White Swan Foundation, talk about what they have learnt from the nature of calls received by the helpline in this period. They also discuss questions around what can be done, to address the distress among our loved ones.

iCALL is a telephone and email based counselling service run by the School of Human Ecology, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. It offers free telephone and email-based counseling services, to individuals, in emotional and psychological distress, across age, language, gender, sexual orientation and issues, through a team of qualified and trained mental health professionals.

You can access their details along with other helplines here.

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