Our mission is to address the mental health needs of the IISERB community. While most of our work involves one-to-one or group counselling with students, we are also involved in consultation, outreach, training, and other activities to strengthen IISER Bhopal as an institution dedicated towards learning, personal, and community development. Through counseling and other activities of the department, we strive to assist students in identifying, understanding, and solving problems. Each year many students seek assistance at Student Well being Centre (SWBC) for a wide variety of problems and concerns. like; depression, anxiety, substance abuse, eating disorders, family issues, adjustment difficulties, and relationship conflicts. Students are seen for short term counseling by the therapists in our staff. If the issues the student brings cannot be adequately addressed in our brief therapy model, we assist the student in finding an appropriate referral resource.
Adjusting to a new environment and moving away from home could raise concerns like homesickness, living with roommates, peer pressure, social acceptance, dealing with parents or even shaping your career. These issues at times cause stress and anxiety, ranging from mild to an uncomfortable feeling, you may definitely need help to reach a manageable level to empower yourself, to have control in testing situations.