RC Amaravati Stress Management Project

Stress Management Awareness Program by RC Amaravati
DAGMHI 3030 (District Action Group on Mental Health Initiatives RID 3030)
which has been established to promote mental health and wellness primarily
focuses on common mental ailments like stress, anxiety and depression.

DAGMHI 3030 has introduced a three-phase program that includes awareness
in phase 1, counselling and treatment (with the help of MHPs – Mental Health
Professionals) in phase 2. Phase 3 comprises off follow-up sessions with MHPs
with the help of MH Allies.

Rotary Club of Amravati and DAGMHI 3030 conducted a stress management
awareness program with Hi-Tech Multi speciality Hospital & Research
Centre, Amravati for their staff.


In Phase 1, the speaker Rtn.  Dr. Vikram Wankhede (Psychiatrist) informed the
staff about how stress builds up in day-to-day hospital situations that are
unavoidable, how to cope up with and handle such situations.

Later, Rtn. Gunjan Hantodkar (Psychologist) gave insightful tips about how to
manage stress with the help of breathing exercises and meditation. She also
talked about importance of hydration (drinking sufficient water) and nutritious
diet in management of stress and other common mental health conditions.

Taking a step ahead, Rtn Gunjan will be visiting the hospital once in a week at a
fixed time and will offer counselling services and further help if needed. This
will be a pro bono services. This will the phase 2 of the said program.

This interactive program was organised on 18th February, 2023 and attended
by the hospital staff including doctors, nurses, ward boys, cleaning staff.
Rotarians including club President Rtn. Bhalchandra Sathe, Secretary Rtn.
Vinod Kudale along with few patients attended and were benefitted by this

Project Directors-
Rtn. Dr. Smita Hantodkar
(President Elect – RC Amravati, Director – DAGMHI 3030)
Rtn. Manali Bonde,
Director- Hi- Tech Multispeciality Hospital & Research Centre, Amravati.

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