Psychosocial Support during COVID-19 : Expression of Interest Form
Thank you for showing your interest in providing counselling support to the citizens of India during the current trying times. The initiative is weaved together by Project StepOne which is a group of top startup entrepreneurs and COVID Response- a not-for-profit initiative bridged together by three impact-first mental health organizations: Mind Piper, I Am, and Sahay by SOCHARA.
With the COVID-19 outbreak, we are all adjusting to a new way of being. The pandemic has challenged the structures around us as well as the people's ability to deal with these changes. All over the globe, people are experiencing fear, anxiety, and loss. It is indeed an overwhelming time and can leave a lot of us feeling exhausted. They also require logistical support to cater to their immediate logistical need.
We aim to build a new collective perspective towards individual and community well-being and extend timely counselling support to people in need through the telephone helpline.
NOTE: We require medical students & professionals /mental health students and professionals with proficiency in Tamil along who are willing to provide their services on a pro-bono basis.
Herewith, the volunteers with the helpline are requested to give a two hours for an one-time orientation session and thereafter commit to a minimum of:
a) 3 active hours on helpline on a given day for a minimum of 3 days per week
b) Complete the necessary documentation
Those who complete the volunteering exercise for a minimum of 4 weeks would be provided a certificate from the partner organisations of the collective.