NEW DELHI : The Department of Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences, Fortis Healthcare, has launched a book on Study and Exam Skills, as part of the comic series 'Laugh & Learn with Dr. Parikh.'
The book uses a funny and engaging narration and is a useful guide to help youngsters understand how to study, prepare for exams and manage stress during exam time. The series is conceptualized by Dr. Samir Parikh, Director of the Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences and his team members, a hospital statement said.
Having been created in an animated form makes the narrative engaging for students, teachers and parents. The conversations in the book revolve around positive messages, inculcating skills, building resilience and coping in children to deal with the challenge of studies and examinations, it said.
The Fortis School Mental Health Program works with nearly to 5000 schools across 300 cities in the India, equipping the children with strategies towards smart goal setting, improving memory, enhancing concentration, time management, building resilience, coping technique, preventing bullying, to name a few, through itsdifferent workshops and programs.
Dr. Samir Parikh, Director, Department of Mental Health, said, “Children, as well their parents and teachers, tend to get extremely stressed about exams. It is important to help everyone view studies and exams in the right context and as teaching critical life skills to students.”
He said, “Our team has been working with schools across the country to empower students and help them prepare for important milestones in their lives.”
“Our objective in introducing this comic series and the characters of Addy and Anayka, is to enable young readers to connect instantly and relate to them while also building the skills that are helpful in studying and taking exams, helping to manage their stress and pressure better,” Dr Parikh added.
He pointed out, “With this, we will continue our efforts to reach out to students, helping them streamline their efforts in the best way possible.”