Mitra in many Indian languages means “friend”, a source of bonding and alliance. We see ourselves as being that for the IIT Palakkad community. The team at Mitra includes:
- A two-member team of qualified and experienced clinical psychologists who work with you to facilitate your inner journey of growth and greater awareness towards your emotional well being, towards the progress that you want to make in your life. Complete confidentiality is maintained with a non-judgemental attitude.
- Yoga and sports professionals, and student volunteers, who work with you to facilitate your physical well being.
- The wellness centre also has trained Gatekeepers and faculty advisors
Mitra is always looking for new and innovative ways to educate and care for our community. We also support students who experience difficulty in learning about themselves, creating healthy relationships, developing life coping skills, and improving decision-making skills. We utilize the latest evidence-based practices and invest our best efforts to make sure no one is left behind. We want everyone to be aware of and have access to the mental health and physical health services they need.
Arya Aravind Tessy Grace Mathews