A ray of hope; Managing Psychological Wellbeing and mental health of undergraduates amongst new normal scenario


Title - Proposed Guest Lecture series “A ray of hope; Managing Psychological wellbeing and mental health of undergraduates amongst new normal scenario “for Student Counsellors of the University of Moratuwa.

- Collaboratively organized by the Student Counselling Unit and the Staff Development Center of University of Moratuwa.

Background: Maintaining optimal psychological health and well-being is vital for the undergraduates to successfully achieve their academic as well as life goals. However, apart from the usual package of challenges faced by the undergraduates associated with psychological imbalances, numerous other factors have been added to the platter due to the Covid 19 pandemic. The highest rates of youth population with mental disorders like stress, anxiety, depression have been reported at present, locally as well as globally, more than ever before due to the effects of the pandemic. Even though treatments are readily available, a larger percentage of students with such psychological imbalances never seek help from a health professional due to the associated, stigma, discrimination, lack of awareness and negligence. Therefore, it is essential to adopt effective ways of regularly identifying and providing substantial support and guidance for concerned undergraduates in all higher education institutes.

Objectives: To create better awareness on the aforementioned challenges faced by our undergraduates from a psychological perspective, and most importantly generate awareness on the array of psychological imbalances/disorders and possible management/therapy techniques which can be adopted by the University Counsellors. This lecture series is expected to provide up to date knowledge and awareness for the Student Counsellors to provide a more effective service for the undergraduates to maintain healthy mental stability through this pandemic as well as beyond and empower them to achieve their academic and personal goals.

Date and time - Every Friday from 4.30 p.m. – 7.30 p.m. starting from 5th November 2021 for 7 consecutive weeks.

Schedule of lectures - Download.

Link to the Lecture series.

Topic: A ray of hope; Managing Psychological Wellbeing and mental health of undergraduates amongst new normal scenario

Time: Nov 5, 2021 04:30 PM Colombo
  Nov 12, 2021 04:30 PM Colombo
  Nov 17, 2021 04:30 PM Colombo
  Nov 26, 2021 04:30 PM Colombo
  Dec 3, 2021 07:00 PM Colombo
  Dec 10, 2021 04:30 PM Colombo
  Dec 17, 2021 04:30 PM Colombo


Meeting ID:
691 9628 6536
Passcode: SC@UoM21