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In the Same Boat: Peer-led Support Group for College Students

The aim of this open support group is to provide a platform for individuals to share their experiences and struggles with academic anxiety and stress. Participants offering support, encouragement, and coping strategies collectively to manage their academic anxiety and stress effectively. We hope to foster a sense of community and belonging among participants, addressing feelings of isolation and loneliness.


What does the support group offer?

  • Every Saturday, April 2024

  • Open Group

  • Online: Google Meet

  • 6pm - 7pm

  • Fee per session: Pay as you like, starting at INR 99/-

WEEK 1 : Unpacking Perfectionism

Perfectionism may led to fear of failure, self-doubt, and excessive stress over academic performance. By addressing perfectionistic tendencies and exploring alternative lenses, individuals can address anxiety and improve their overall well-being. The objective is to explore how perfectionism shows up for everyone, identify how they contribute to academic anxiety, and share collective ways for managing perfectionism.

6th April, 2024

6pm - 7pm



WEEK 2 : Navigating Pressure & Expectations

External pressures and internal expectations may contribute to a constant sense of pressure to excel academically, leading to heightened anxiety and stress. By acknowledging different perspectives and offering support, we hope to provide a space to share collective concerns faced by students.

13th April, 2024

6pm - 7pm



WEEK 3 : Exploring Academic Competitiveness

Constant comparison to peers and unrealistic standards of success can exacerbate feelings of inadequacy and anxiety among students. The objective is to foster a supportive environment where participants can openly discuss feelings of academic comparison and competition, challenge unrealistic perceptions of success, and cultivate a sense of collaboration and camaraderie rather than comparison.

20th April, 2024

6pm - 7pm



WEEK 4 : Time & Task Management

Procrastination, feelings of being overwhelmed by workload, and heightened anxiety as deadlines approach can be difficult to manage. The objective is to create a supportive space to share difficulty in managing time and collectively explore strategies that might be supportive.

27th April, 2024

6pm - 7pm



Meet the Facilitator

Trainee Counseling Psychologist

I am a trainee counseling psychologist. I am dedicated to fostering a safe and inclusive space for individuals to explore their innermost thoughts and emotions. Equipped with an MSc in counseling psychology, I have augmented my education with courses in art therapy and dream analysis, recognizing the diverse avenues through which healing can occur. My experience as a peer support personnel on a mental health platform has honed my ability to connect empathetically with others, while my collaborations with NGOs and other mental health organizations have deepened my understanding of community-centered care. Drawing from therapeutic approaches such as Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), I tailor my interventions to suit the unique needs of each individual, guiding them towards growth and self-discovery.

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