Women often play many roles of – caregiver, homemaker, employee, daughter, wife, daughter-in-law, sister, friend, and multiple others. Each of them is governed by attitudes, beliefs, thoughts, and perspectives. Most of them are accompanied by a set of unrealistic expectations and demands, which turn into an enormous burden to bear and fulfil. Many women give so much of their time and energy to work, family, and daily responsibilities that they often neglect their own wellbeing.
Women also face certain unique challenges. They experience major physical changes during stages of life like pregnancy, after childbirth, and at menopause. You might experience postpartum depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues after having a child. Social and cultural expectations to take on parenting or caring roles, discrimination, body image, etc.
These are challenges that can wear away at the self-esteem of even the toughest individual: and low self-esteem can take their toll on your mental and emotional well-being. However, most of this is unrecognized and untreated.
- Our mental and emotional wellbeing intervention has three components: Awareness, group counselling, and stress management by experts.
- We provide psycho education on mind and body relationships and how psychological problems can affect the body and mind.
- Group counselor facilitates the sharing of problems, reviews coping strategies, and encourages alternate and more adaptive ways of problem-solving and coping. The focus is to encourage the group members to ventilate their problems and support and help each other in the process.
- Humanizing Lives under its program also extends social support by the women members to each other, to make them feel that they were not alone and could face any life situation.