Impact of Counselling on Mental Health and Academic Anxiety: A Review of Existing Literature
Keywords:Counselling, Mental-health, Academic anxiety.
Adolescence is crucial period in the life span where there are notable opportunities for the changing life experiences, there is lack of counselling services for mental health, anxiety and well-being. Mental health is now recognised is being crucial to over-all health and it is defined as 'subjective wellbeing, perceived self-efficacy, autonomy, competence, intergenerational dependence and self-actualization of adolescence. Despite widespread and increasing awareness of the mental health, anxiety and other psycho-social challenges which are being faced by adolescents, their needs in this area are largely unmet particularly in India. Counselling services can be contributed in adolescent’s mental health, academic anxiety, other psycho-social aspects for their successful completion of educational process and further entries in the various work-fields and employment. Counselling can play crucial role in achieving the dual goals of school safety and educational improvement, supportive and positive learning environment for them. Thus, the present study is an attempt to review the impact of counselling services on mental health and academic anxiety among adolescents, based on review of previous researches that have been conducted. The discussion along with some suggested measures have been included in research paper for emphasising the impacts of counselling for adequate mental health and academic anxiety.
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