Back to Home PageWelcome Guest! Register | Login | Home | Contact Us | Site Map | Advertise | FAQ | Search
Canadian Desi
    News


        
   Articles   NewsPapers   Top   India   Pakistan   Canada   USA   Diaspora   Sports   Politics   Law & Order   Business   Entertainment   Technology   More

Students helpline to check pre-exam stress








New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) A helpline will start from Feb 20 for students appearing in their board exams to provide psychological support and telephonic counselling to check pre-exam stress, a hospital here said Sunday.

"A pre-exam helpline to help students deal with all these exam-related issues, (the phone number) 98118-96286 will be open from Wednesday by Max Healthcare Hospital from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. addressing the concerns and queries of students on dealing with exam related pressures," a hospital statement said.

"Students in distress will be helped through telephonic counselling," it said.

The helpline will be active from Feb 20 till the end of the month.

Students face host of issues like lack of concentration, loss of appetite, headache, restlessness, lack of confidence and extreme depression during the exam period.

"Exam stress is a very sensitive and concerning issue. Stress can predispose to problems of the mind and body as they are closely interlinked by neurochemicals, hormones and immune system," Sameer Malhotra, head of department, mental health and behavioural sciences, Max Healthcare, said.

"Comparisons, parental expectations and peer pressure are major concerns for students attempting their board exams," Malhotra said.

"Many students are anxious, stressed and weighed down by expectations. It is quite important for both students and their parents to timely recognise the signs and symptoms of distress and manage them appropriately, timely and effectively," Malhotra added.

The annual exams by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for Classes 12 and 10 will start March 1. For Class 12, the exams will end April 17, and for Class 10 by March 15.

 
Indo Asian News Service

<< Previous Story <<
DU teachers busy in polls, students with Hazare

 

>> Next Story >>
India gifts 50 computers to central American nation college

Your Comments on this News:

Latest News

Russians to get awards over meteorite response
 
Russian party wants fines on use of foreign words
 
Russia, NATO to hold anti-piracy exercise
 
Terrorists strike Dilsukhnagar for second time in 10 years
 
Terror returns to Hyderabad, 12 die in twin blasts
 
Hockey World League: Indian men escape with 3-2 win over Ireland
 
Gang-rape victim's family to get flat
 
IOC vote a wake-up call for hockey: FIH president
 
Chennai is very lucky for me: Bappi Lahiri
 
Economic census begins in Delhi
 

News Categories

India
 
North America
 
South Asia
 
Gulf-Middle East
 
South East Asia
 
South West Asia
 
Asia
 
Europe
 
Australia
 
Caribbeans
 
Africa
 
South America
 
United Nations
 
National
 
Business
 
Sports
 
Technology
 
Culture
 
Diaspora
 
Entertainment
 
Indo-Pak
 
Incidents
 
Law
 
Religion
 
Security
 
Health
 
Lifestyle
 
Media
 
Society
 
Nature
 
Movie Review
 
Movie Snippets
 
Interview
 
Commentary
 
Articles
 
Features
 



 
Web
CanadianDesi
Please Contribute!
Write an Article
Send Community News
Create Photo and Video Albums
Submit Good Pictures
List Useful Websites
Post Jobs
Submit Events
List for FREE!
Businesses
Classifieds
Social Organizations
Religious Places
Employment Agencies
Email Page
Your Email
Friend\'s Email

Advertise Contact Us Privacy Policy and Terms of Usage FAQ
Canadian Desi
© 2001 Marg eSolutions


Site designed, developed and maintained by Marg eSolutions Inc.
//-->