Are You Distressed, Depressed or Feeling Suicidal.. WE ARE JUST A PHONE CALL AWAY: +91 80 23655557, +91 8105247529 (10am – 5pm) (Mon - Sun), arpita.helpline@gmail.com

OUR TEAM

Our team comprises of dedicated, trained and experienced volunteers. Our volunteers are monitored by senior mentors/counsellors while they reach out to the distress callers.

We organise periodic refresher programmes to update their knowledge and to improve their counselling skills. We have been attending to calls for various reasons right from failed relationships, academic stress, job stress, addiction, clinical depression and people who have history of suicides in the family. There is a slow but gradual increase in the number of calls. Our volunteers are able to speak in the following languages : English, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Konkani, Assamese, Gujarati, Bengali and Urdu.

SENIOR VOLUNTEERS/ Counsellors

Megha Counsellor: Diploma in fine arts, have been working as a volunteer with well-known Helpline. Completed Diploma in counselling skills, first level in NLP and has attended a lot of workshops organised by NIMHANS and is a certified Gate Keeper for Suicide Prevention.

Nazneen Counsellor: With Diplomas in Counselling Skills and in Students Counselling and Certifications in Art Therapy, Grief and Palliative counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, she has been associated with various counselling centres as a volunteer and mentor.

Smitha Counsellor: A caring, open-minded and a genuine person, trained counsellor with deep understanding of counselling concepts. Holds a Masters’ Degree in Psychology and is a certified Gate Keeper for Suicide Prevention. She cares about mental health and understand the implications it has on our lives. She volunteered her time at a suicide prevention helpline.

Shriram Counsellor: Retired banker & Writer. Volunteered for tele-counselling at well-known Helpline for Suicide prevention from it's inception in 2002. Served as its active volunteer for more than 15 years. He is a certified gatekeeper in suicide prevention.

Sushma Gopalan Counsellor: An enthusiastic and optimistic individual who has experience in working with issues related to academics, students and family relationships. Holds degrees in MSc (BT), MA (Psy), (PGDMH). She is certified in Guidance and Soft skills training. She is a certified gatekeeper in suicide prevention.

Adithi Counsellor: Volunteered for tele-counselling at well-known Helpline for Suicide prevention for nearly 5 years. She is a certified gatekeeper in suicide prevention.

Siddant Counsellor: With Masters in Science in Counseling & Psychotherapy and Life Coaching. He realises that the nature has created living and non-living species for a purpose to fulfill its karmic journey and co-exist for each other. He would like to use his purpose of life to help others, utilize his skills and knowledge to serve, so that his existence is justified. He is a fun loving person and likes to smile.

Geetanjali Counsellor: Holds a Diploma in Physio Therapy and Occupational Therapy at NIMHANS and St.MARTHA’s Hospitals. Also holds Diploma in Counselling Skills and Hypnotherapy. Love to travel, meet people and a very enthusiatic person.

Radha Counsellor: Secured BA. MBA. Michigan University Masters in Professional Taxation Univ. of Texas, Austin Texas. Further was employed as Investment, tax expert with legal firm in USA. Was an active volunteer work with Sisters of Mercy , caring for elderly Meals on Wheels program. USA. Taught middle school children for a Blind School and she volunteered her time at a suicide prevention helpline

Paru Counsellor: Bsc in computer science , Diploma in nutrition and dietitian. Trained rekhi practioner, trained to teach kids with autism, slow learners & down syndrome. Diploma in counselling Skills and Gate Keepers Course for suicide prevention. l am a compassionate animal lover and I believe that optimism and hard work is key to success.

Sonu Counsellor: She is a graduate in B.Sc and did Montessori course and holds a Diploma in counselling skills and is a certified gate keeper in suicide prevention. A very caring, optimistic and enthusiastic person.

Dr. Stella Counsellor: An educationist from last 3 decades with PhD in English literature, she has been intrigued by the psyche of people which lead her to get trained in counselling. She holds a Diploma in counselling and Life skills. She is exploring the field of psychology and has completed a course in Non-violent communication and a 101 course in Transactional analysis.

Natasha Counsellor: A BSc., BLibSc., BEd. degree holder and an educator with over 35 years of school-teaching experience. Has acquired a unique skillset, including effective communication and boundless patience. With a Diploma in Counselling and Life Skills.

Dr. Noopura Counsellor: PhD in social Work. Works in the field of child adoption. She is trained to prevent and address sexual harassment experiences at workplace. A deeply passionate about connecting with people and find great meaning in providing emotional support.

Shilpa Counsellor: An enthusiastic and a proactive person.A person who finds happiness in providing a helping hand to people in distress. A software tester who has a keen interest to understand People, different personalities and their behaviour. A Counselor currently working with Specially abled children and parents from past 2 years.A certified Gatekeeper in Suicide Prevention. Also associated with an NGO providing emotional support to the Cancer Patients and their Caregivers in the hospitals. Certified in Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Wellness.