The graduation ceremony of Caring Minds, Institute of Mental Health, was held on Tuesday afternoon.
Diplomas and certificates for Diploma in Psychological Counselling (second batch) and Certificate Course in Psychotherapy (third batch) were presented to the candidates.
Recognised by Jadavpur University, these courses offered by the academic wing of Caring Minds, Institute of Mental Health, cover a variety of topics that not only enhance a students’ understanding of self and the people around them but also develops a strong foundation for those who want to study psychology further.
The founder-director of Caring Minds, Minu Budhia, said the graduating batch not only consisted of students looking for a career, but also a 77-year-old woman who wanted to complete the course for “personal growth”.
“I believe the students will make an impactful contribution to the community both as counsellors and as citizens. These courses are important as each graduate brings us one step closer to decreasing the paucity of mental health professionals in the country,” said Budhia.
Also present on the occasion were the vice-chancellor of Jadavpur University, Suranjan Das, and minister Sujit Bose.
Das said the university remained committed to the institute.
Caring Minds in over 9 years has touched 25 lakh lives through its clinical, academia and research and awareness wings. The healthcare facility has a diverse team of psychiatrists and psychologists who cater to issues faced by people of all ages.