Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday announced that residents of Delhi, especially students, can get guidance and counseling on academic, emotional and psychological issues by calling ‘YUVA’ helpline numbers 180011688 and 10580. Sisodia said, “We are committed to the mental well-being of all the citizens of Delhi and are just a call away from them. Whenever a person or student feels that he is under stress or going into a state of depression, he can call the Delhi government’s youth helpline.
He said that the callers can get the support of the counselor of the Delhi government. Sisodia said that people can call the helpline from 7:30 am to 8:30 pm on all working days and talk to trained counselors. The ‘Yuva’ helpline run by the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) receives an average of 250-300 calls every day.
According to Delhi government officials, the Kovid-19 pandemic has affected the mental health of all people. A senior government official said that all citizens of Delhi can avail the ‘Yuva’ helpline and their identity will be kept confidential. The official said assistance will also be provided to those students who are under stress due to the COVID-19 pandemic, are afraid of infection or feel uncomfortable adjusting to the changed lifestyle post-Covid-19. Apart from this, the youth who are concerned about the career will also be counseled.