Go­ing through a bad phase? Hap­pi­ness solutions just a click away

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - Lucknow - HT Cor­re­spon­dent lko­re­porters­[email protected]

LUCKNOW: Young­sters suf­fer­ing from stress, ad­dic­tion or go­ing through a bad phase due to break-ups have help at hand – in the form of a mo­bile app.

The mo­bile app, ‘Cof­fee with Coach’ has been de­vel­oped by Hap­pi­ness Solutions, an or­gan­i­sa­tion work­ing on a goal of men­tally healthy In­dia. It will help a per­son to get ap­point­ment with a hap­pi­ness coach at one of the cof­fee shops. “It’s a unique ini­tia­tive where a per­son in need of coun­selling can meet a coach free of charge at a cof­fee shop with which we have a tie- up. The meet­ing is con­fi­den­tial and re­quires peo­ple to pay only for their cof­fee while they get so­lu­tion to their problems. Af­ter the first ses­sion, the per­son may opt for the sec­ond one or may not,” said Ra­jesh J Singh, founder CEO, Hap­pi­ness Solutions.

“Youths in stress of­ten do not wish to see a doc­tor. Hence, meet­ing a hap­pi­ness coach at a place like a cof­fee shop will cer­tainly help. It has been seen that a large num­ber of cases get solved in just one ses­sion. So, meet­ing a coach via the app will cer­tainly help more young­sters in stress open up,” said Dr Manju Agrawal, dean and pro­fes­sor, psy­chol­ogy at Amity Univer­sity.

The app can work problems like stress, re­la­tion­ships, re­jec­tions, blame, shame, anx­i­ety, pes­simism, lone­li­ness and par­ent-child is­sues. It can be down­loaded on the cell phone, added Singh.

“Right now, we have five coaches to dis­cuss the is­sues and more shall join. Our mis­sion is to spread aware­ness about mental health,” said Singh.

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