Health helpline for exam-related stress for students launched

Updated on 23 November 2013

Health helpline for exam-related stress for students launched – Hindu

The Health Department and the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) will jointly launch a 24-hour helpline, DISHA (Direct Intervention System for Health Awareness)’, to help students combat problems arising out of examinations-related stress.

The services of the helpline will be available to students from March to May, on the toll-free number 1056. The number can be accessed at all hours from any part of the State, Health officials said.

The helpline will be accessible to students from 10.56 a.m. on March 6.

Cities » Thiruvananthapuram

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, March 5, 2013

Updated: March 5, 2013 14:02 IST
The state health department has launched DISHA
The state health department has launched DISHA a online helpline offering counselling on the health concerns of the people. The direct intervention system for health awareness will act as counseling tool for students during the examination time. The helpline 1056 was launched by health minister V S Sivakumar here on Friday. A panel of doctors will be ready on call in each district to provide expert opinion, said Dr B Unnikrishnan, state nodal officer of DISHA.
G Rajiv, Thiruvananthapuram

Helpline on health services launched

By Express News Service – THIRUVANANTHAPURAM

Published: 10th March 2013 10:04 AM

Last Updated: 10th March 2013 10:08 AM

The Health Department in association with the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM)   is launching a 24-hour helpline. The project called Direct Interventions System for Health Awareness (DISHA) will be available throughout the state on the toll free number 1056. By calling this number, services related to health can be known.

For the time being, it would function as a helpline for students facing exam stress. Students can seek counselling for the stress felt during exams. Studies have found out that around 5 per cent of students do not perform well in exams. more