Mumbai: YourDOST, an online counselling and emotional wellness services platform, claims to witness a significant positive impact in 8,000+ young migrant workers and health workers who have undergone its series of emotional counselling sessions conducted during the lockdown period.
YourDost claims that during the lockdown phase 1,000 young workers, half of them women were otherwise experiencing a highly challenging time due to the impact of the pandemic outbreak in the country on their jobs and lives, received emotional counselling to overcome their anxiety and manage the situation and future more effectively. YourDOST has offered its emotional counselling sessions in Medinipur (West Bengal), Kalimpong (West Bengal), Delhi, Dehradun, Kaithal, Erode, Namakkal, Coimbatore, Amaravati, Khandwa, Dhar, Barrackpore, Howrah, Sambalpur.
Speaking on the emotional counselling program held during the lockdown, Ms. Richa Singh, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, YourDOST, said, “After providing extensive emotional counselling to the young migrant workers and health workers, we could see a tremendous improvement in their approach towards lives and careers. We have so far provided counselling to over 8,000 workers of which 1,000 workers took counselling during the COVID-19 lockdown period. We have provided at least 5 sessions for each of them”.
“YourDOST provides emotional support to the migrant and health workers and empowers them and helps them build their decision- making skills. All this helps them in taking the right decisions for themselves and grow in their life. It is a free service for individuals. Our counsellors give them some learning exercises, using the appropriate techniques to make them feel better, and help them build the ability to make better decisions for themselves”, added Ms. Richa Singh.
As a part of the program, YourDOST’s Experts reached out to the young migrant workers and health workers and provide them with the appropriate guidance by understanding their real problems through counselling sessions. Each individual session lasts a minimum of 30 minutes.