As India completes nearly one month of an enforced lockdown, it has become evident that the stresses of losing livelihoods, and incomes, forced isolation and cramped family quarters, is leading to monumental psycho-social symptoms among people, especially the poor, which is also reflected in the huge spike in domestic violence and child abuse complaints in one month alone.

To provide a support system to our listeners at this time of stress, Gurgaon Ki Awaaz, in partnership with Rajbala Foundation, takes its on-going Udaan series, and turns its lens on counseling during the Covid-19 lockdown.

With counselors Satish Kaushik and Dr Pinky Goswami connecting via phone, and station manager Sharmila anchoring the program, Udaan brings to our listeners coping strategies, as well as a space where listeners can call in and talk to a trained mental health professional.

In addition to updates of information from the District Administration, the Udaan program is our effort to hold our listeners’ hands in this troubling time.

This document was last updated on April 28, 2020
It was first published on April 18, 2020 . Filed under: #campaigns, #programs, #Covid-19

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