Student Support Centre

Caring through Conversations

Background and Rationale

Manipal University is a university that is constantly striving to maintain international standards of excellence, certainly in academic output, but equally in the holistic emotional, mental, and physical well-being of its students.

Over the many years of its existence, Manipal University has provided all its students health insurance, a dedicated health lounge and facilities in the hospital, and encouraged faculty mentorship of individual students. To further assist and support student needs, and to give easy access to adequate support for mental and physical disabilities and challenges, Manipal University’s Vice Chancellor Dr H Vinod Bhat inaugurated this unique psychotherapy facility on March 31, 2017.

By fortuitous coincidence, SSC was set up in the same year that the World Health Organization has devoted to mental health under its campaign slogan ‘Depression: Let’s talk’. The World Health Organization has identified depression as the single largest contributor and leading cause of mental and physical disability across the world. It is the second leading cause of death (by suicide) in the 15 – 29 years age group. According to the National Crime Records Bureau, a suicide is committed in India every five minutes and a third of all suicides in India falls within this age group. The Student Support Centre has linked with the WHO campaign on raising awareness around mental health and aspires to contribute to public education about issues that affect young people, such as sexual abuse, suicide, and substance abuse.

For medical emergency, please call – 0820 2923154/ 22246
For Ambulance services, call – 0820 2922761
Call us during office hours – 0820-2922430
Student Support Centre is open from 9am to 8pm from 1 January to 14 May and from 1 August to 14 December.
It is open from 9am to 6pm from 15 May to 31 July and from 15 December to 31 December.

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