You Are Not Alone

ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM FOR SCHOOLS

Adolescence can be a tough phase with strange new experiences and major changes. From exams and planning for the future, to experiencing isolation in the wake of the pandemic, and finding their identity, students at this age face a range of issues that affect their mental well-being. Effectively addressing mental health at an early age can help adolescents lead fulfilling lives as adults.

About The Program

You Are Not Alone was initiated in 2016. The aim of the program is three-fold: to create awareness on stress, anxiety and depression amongst adolescents; normalize conversations on mental health; and build resilience. The program also enhances the support system for adolescents by reaching out to teachers, parents and guardians with relevant information and resources on mental health.

  • Mode of Delivery
    In-person and online
  • Languages
    English, Hindi, other regional languages
  • Session Fee
    Delivered free of cost
  • Type of Schools
    Public and private schools
  • Geography
    India
20 %

of adolescents globally experience mental health conditions

50 %

of all mental illnesses begin by the age of 14 and often go undetected and untreated

10 %

of children aged 5-16 years have a clinically diagnosable mental problem

For Students

The program is designed to educate students about stress, anxiety, and depression, so that they are able to understand how mental illness can affect them or their peers, thereby sensitizing them towards others who may be affected.

For Teachers

The program for teachers sensitizes them about the importance of mental health, enabling them to support their students and themselves, and equip them with relevant resources.

For Parents

Parents and guardians play an important role in the mental wellbeing of adolescents. With the help of our subject-matter experts, we have created an online booklet (available for free ) that contains tips and advice to nurture adolescents’ mental health.

Disclaimer: This booklet is for informational purposes only. The booklet is being distributed without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. The responsibility for the interpretation and use of the material lies with the reader. In no event shall TLLLF be liable for damages arising from its use.

Since Launch In 2016

  • Teachers Sensitized
    20,000+
    Across India
  • Students Educated
    197,100+
    Across India
  • Program Implemented In
    22
    Cities Across India

Testimonials

TLLLF has helped us reach over 7,000 children across Chennai. After each session, we are left overwhelmed by the student’s response. It is as though someone has spoken their language and also heard them out for the first time. Students are more at ease with their anxious thoughts and are ready to seek help rather than suffer in silence.

The teachers also felt the same. The Foundation’s approach to help teachers understand their students better, actually helped them understand themselves too.

Radhika Sasankh, Inkleweave - Chennai

During a session at one of the schools, a student walked up to me and said “Thank you for conducting the session and sharing the booklet. Now, at least I have helpline numbers to reach out to”. This was something which hit me, that I was able to help students out in some way.

Another time at a Government school for girls, while talking about bullying in classrooms, students shared personal experiences and how deeply it affected them. They were open and vocal about how these experiences had a huge impact on everyone. They also shared that these topics are not usually addressed or talked about due to stigma.

Priya Gupta, Trainer - ENRICH

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