VEDA

Nationwide COVID19 Mental Health Initiative  

Emotional Support is vital to get through hard times. Covid19 has brought immense loss,

hopelessness, grief, fear, panic amidst limited emotional support of the prolonged social isolation.

We hear you.

 

With Veda you can now talk to experienced Psychologists, Grief Counsellors, and

attend Yoga, Meditation classes and not worry about being able to afford them.
 

These services are free.

We encourage you to Pay what you can to compensate for the volunteering professional's time

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If you face any problems,  please write to us at: covid@stimveda.com

How can Counselling/Therapy 

help me?

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Therapy is a safe space for you to share what is on your mind. The therapist can help you gain perspective on what you are going through and can help you find healthier ways of coping with life's challenges. 

In the Covid context, therapy can help you through grief, anxiety, fear, hopelessness, exam stress, family pressures, emotional support.

How can Yoga/Meditation 

help me?

Yoga offers immense physical and mental health benefits​.

 

In the Covid context, Yoga and Meditation:

  • Improves lung capacity

  • Help in De-stressing, Relaxation

  • Improves Sleep

  • Enhance concentration and focus

  • Increases energy and uplifts mood

Are you an experienced Psychologist or Yoga instructor?

Your confidentiality is our priority. Whatever you choose to discuss will remain within the company

Frequently asked questions

What happens in a therapy session?


In your first session, the therapist invites you to share what’s on your mind, or if there is something specific you want to discuss. The therapist can help you disentangle overwhelming emotions, help you figure out why you have specific reactions to certain situations, and discuss healthy coping mechanisms for life's challenges




What are the qualifications of the volunteering professionals?


All mental healthcare volunteering professionals listed on Veda are either counselling psychologists or clinical pscyhologists with 2-21yrs of experience. Those that are listed as clinical psycologists have an RCI license as per the requisite mandate.

Yoga, Meditation professionals are experts in their fields and are practiced instructors.




What is the duration of one therapy session?


One therapy session is 20mins arranged on Google Meet. Veda will share the link after succesfully scheduling the session!




Will the therapist/instructor know my personal details?


Unless you choose to tell them, therapists or yoga instructors do not know your personal details.




What should I do if I want to schedule with the same person again?


You can keep querying the bot until you see the therapist of your choice. A more direct way will be possible in 2 weeks.




How much money should I pay?


An average therapy session can cost anywhere between Rs. 500 - Rs. 3000. Though you are welcome to keep this range in mind, any small or big amount will be helpful to keep this initiative running.




I am feeling suicidal


Veda or it's services are NOT a suicide intervention service. In case of an emergency, please contact your nearby hospital or clinic or access the 24/7 Helpline numbers. Here are 24/7 verified Mental Health helpline numbers: 1. Vandravela Foundation: 09999666555 2. Spandan: 07389366696 3. Fortis Stress Helpline : 08376804102 4. Kiran Mental Health (Govt): 18005990019 5. Jeevan Aastha Helpline: 1800233330 They are also accessible through Veda.




What is Veda?


Veda is an interactive WhatsApp bot to help people connect to mental health professionals, yoga and meditation instructors. You can also avail mental health resource and check in with Veda daily on how you are feeling.




How do I talk to Veda?


You can talk to Veda by sending a "Hi" to +91-9409489792 on WhatsApp or by clicking on this link: "Hi Veda!"





Terms and Conditions

This is a volunteer run effort to help people cope up with the mental burden of Covid19. StimVeda or Veda is in no way responsible for any consequences whatsoever in to anyone arising from your use of any of the services provided through the Veda platform. StimVeda is an independent third party, and is not liable for any engagement undertaken and/or exchange of services between users of this digital platform and professionals listed on it.

These services will not be used for any medicolwegal purposes

 

This is not an emergency platform, if you're in need of an emergency or instant response service please contact your nearest hospital/clinic.