GCU online counseling to deal with Corona stress
LAHORE: Government College University (GCU) Lahore has established a tele counseling center to provide free online counseling services for people facing anxiety, stress, fear, or other psychological problems arising from the global pandemic of corona virus and locking in their homes.
GCU Deputy Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi said arrangements for the center, which was established with the help of the university’s Department of Psychology (Clinical Psychology Unit), had been completed; and the Punjab Governor, Chancellor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar will officially inaugurate him on Thursday (today).
He said Governor Corona Helpline’s Call Center would also refer patients with psychological problems to the GCU Mental Health Assistance Line. Prof. Zaidi said the psychologist’s cell phone number that met the university’s requirements was also posted on the university’s website and social media accounts and the time of their availability.
He said the Pakistanis had faced a very difficult time because of the Covid-19 pandemic, so that all institutions, both public and private, and all individuals had to play their role with their best resources to help other human beings.
He appreciated that where our doctors and paramedics have fought this pandemic as a frontline soldier, our clinical psychologist will also make efforts to help people struggle with anxiety, stress, fear or other psychological problems arising from the global pandemic from coronavirus and this locking. in their home.
VC said the GCU tele-counseling center will provide counseling services to eliminate the effects of stress and anxiety management, manage anxiety isolation, build resilience, overcome activity restrictions, deal with Hypochondria and Cyber-chondria and supportive psychotherapy to deal with the disease. anxiety and fear.
He said initially five senior clinical psychologists would provide counseling services from 9am to 9pm Monday through Thursday. They will be part of the tele-medicine corona helpline (0304-1112101)
The VC advises people in times of uncertainty, avoiding speculation about a pandemic on social media, keeping yourself busy with activities, writing e-mails to your family and friends, engaging yourself with books, watching movies – and above all try to help others who, in his opinion, are the best way to fight despair, anxiety, depression, or fear.