Since a lot of us spend a considerable amount of our adult life working, what happens at the workplace starts to have a lot of personal significance to us. In such cases, the challenges that emerge at work soon start to affect the other parts of our life as well as the time spent outside of work. Some of the challenges we may face at the workplace include managing high amounts of work stress, balancing interpersonal relationships, facing the anxieties of performance appraisals, low confidence, depression, managing ethical issues at the workplace, and dealing with workplace bullying, harassment and discrimination.
Some of these concerns we may be able to resolve on our own and for some we may need the support of our friends and colleagues. However, there may be some problems that bring with them a very high amount of distress, and these will require us to seek the help of trained and skilled mental health professionals. A trained counselor can offer a number of specialized skills and services towards addressing some of the challenges that might have been overwhelming us. A counselor can work with us to try and find solutions to our concerns and provide us with information and suggestions necessary for us to keep going, while ensuring that we are safe and well at the same time. The counseling process is not about giving advice but about empowering each of us to try and find a way forward for ourselves.
How iCALL Can Help You
iCALL is a free service that offers email and telephone-based counseling. It was founded in 2012 with an aim to help anyone in need of such help across age, gender, sexual orientation and race. At iCALL, it is our endeavor to provide comprehensive and professional assistance to all who feel the need for it. The services are free and are easily accessible across geographical locations, which means that anyone from any part of the world can reach out for help. iCALL also conducts workshops and trainings for corporates, educational institutions, government agencies, and NGOs that it is partnered with. The content and the length of these workshops/trainings can be tailored according to the needs of your institution.
Spread the word about iCALL
You can help spread the word about iCALL by putting up our posters/fliers/newsletters on noticeboards/ common areas in your institution. You can also talk about iCALL on your social media pages such as Facebook and Twitter. Or in case, you do not have the means to do any of the above, the information can always be shared through word of mouth. Spreading the word makes the service more accessible to all those who may at one time or another feel the need for it. You could also contact your HR department or Management to invite iCALL for a talk or a workshop. Our contact details are as follows
Points of contact at iCALL to discuss further ideas
Tanuja Babre, Programme Coordinator – iCALL