Psychology and Mental Health Celebrated

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At inauguration!

 

Psych Youth Mela-2016 was the joint effort of the Master’s level students of Padmakanya Multiple campus, Central Department of Psychology, Tribhuvan university and Trichandra Multiple Campus which was held at Padmana Kanya Multiple Campus on Saturday 24 September, 2016. The event was conceptualized and designed by Psychbigyaan Network Nepal-PNN.

The 3 different campuses where Psychology is taught in post-graduate level showcased various demonstrations, exhibitions, psychological experiments, psychological assessments, mental health information desk and many more. Like wise many other organizations like RhythmNeuro Psychiatry Hospital, Tribhuvan University teaching hospital, Ankur counseling and training center, Counseling Psychology and Social Studies College (CPSSC), The relief trust, Gestalt in Nepal and many other organizations/groups had the stalls where they could directly communicate with visitors. 35 different informational stalls were installed in the event.

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A stall showcasing Psychological Demonstrations..
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35 more stalls all around with many information and psychological and youthful demonstrations

 

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One of the Psychological Assessment happening…In picture : Piyush, MA TU.

Likewise, ‘Relaxation Room’, ‘Stress Management Room’, ‘Psych Videos Show’, ‘Hypnosis Demonstration’ were happening in individual demonstration rooms.

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Hypnosis was live demonstrated to visitors who were interested in one of the room in the Mela.

The formal program was from 11 AM to 4 PM. The program was initiated after the inauguration by lighting the light by Assistant Dean of Tribhuvan University Proj. Dr. Rajkumar Panday, followed by the Welcome note by Program Coordinator (Click Here for ‘Welcome note by Program Coordinator’) and short speeches by Prof. Dr, Santa Niraula (Central Department of Psychology, TU), Assistant Prof. Kishor Thapa (Department Head, PK Campus), Assistant Prof. Dr. Mita Rana (Department Head, Psychology, TU). And the inauguration program was concluded by Prof. Dr. Renuka Joshi, Campus Chief of Padmakanya Multiple Campus.

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Formal Inauguration by Ass. Dean. Dr. Rajkumar Panday, TU which was accompanied by Psychology Department Heads of TU, PK and RR Campus along with Campus chief of PK campus

 

 

 

More than 2000 visitors visited all the stalls and the event throughout the day from 11 AM. The program was designed in such a way that poets, drama performers, singers, dancers could exhibit their talent in between the event. This let our visitors be refreshed by the performances throughout the day. Likewise, the fun highlight of the event was when informal program started at 4 PM with concert from PaSapi Band. It lasted from 4 PM to 6 PM which helped all the visitors, event management team and our stall-exhibitors get refreshed with the band’s musical performance.
The program’s themes were  ‘Let’s Talk-Let’s care’ and ‘Let’s Celebrate Psychology’ which reflected the celebration of Psychology in a fun fulfilling way and to generate as much as awareness possible regarding mental health amongst the youths.

'Band-PaSapi- performing and our dear audiences enjoying and grooving in the music after 4 PM. The sight was mesmerizing!
‘Band-PaSapi- performing and our dear audiences enjoying and grooving in the music after 4 PM.
The sight was mesmerizing!

 

 

Even Department Heads cannot stop grooving with students while ending the program. In picture (In sari), Ass. Prof Kishor Thapa and Minarva Jonche, (Depart Head and MA coordinator, PK campus)
Even Department Heads cannot stop grooving with students while ending the program.
In picture (In sari), Ass. Prof Kishor Thapa and Minarva Jonche, (Depart Head and MA coordinator, PK campusHere is the link of one of the performances in between the formal program : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5vlMRkgMek
Some Audiences enjoying the performance while other visitors visiting the stalls for information.
Some Audiences enjoying the performance while other visitors visiting the stalls for information.

We believe the motive to gather all the interested youths in psychology and engage them by showcasing ‘what is happening in the field of Psychology to visitors’ and ‘celebrate Psychology’ were successful.

Many students who were studying Psychology in various institutions and who were the visitors of the event have given good positive feedback. They told us that this kind of event was the first one which they witnessed. They added that the major highlight was amalgamation of information and performances which was happening for the first time in Nepal in Psychology/Mental Health.
Likewise stall exhibitors and visitors were giving good points on the event management and stalls placements. This was the biggest encouragement and motivation for us.IMG_1882

We believe the trend to Celebrate Psychology will be followed every year. Let’s get connected to talk more about this subject. And Let’s get connected to explore this subject.

0T4A2245Happy World Mental Health Day-2016.

All the photos of the events are uploaded here. Click Here-For Album 1   (Photo Credits: Pema Sherpa)

Click Here for the Album-2  (Photo Credits: Bharat Sunar, Padam Raj Joshi, Nikhil Bista, Bikash Rai and many other friends)

And the program is covered in the radio episode  of Manojigyasa: A radio initiative in Psychology and Mental Health. Click Here for the Radio Episode

Manojigyasa- Episode 5!

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This is the Podcast of the radio program Manojigyasa which was originally broadcasted from Ujjyalo 90 Network. Manojigyasa is a program based on Psychology and Mental Health. This was originally broadcasted on Saturday, 19 December 2015, 5:15 PM.

In this episode, we have dealt with:

1) What personality is , its effects on human behaviour, and issues regarding personality including interview with Psychology faculty of PadmaKanya Campus, Minarva Jonche

2) Psychopathy- its causes, effects, and prevention and a case study as an example

3) Pscyhbigyaan-Tip: on how shift work affects our brain.

Give a listen to it, and feedback would be much appreciated.