The Counselling Services under Student Affairs Division had recently organized an Oath Taking & Appreciation Ceremony for the former and newly elected Peer Counsellors on 9th April 2021, at Auditorium A while adhere strictly to SOP such as masks on and maintaining social distance.
It was started with welcoming address by Professor Azrin which mentioned that Year 2020 was a challenging year, as people are forced to adapt to new realities. Nevertheless, the former peer counsellors had managed to contribute their part in a a number of virtual programs such as online workshop, online group chat, role play session, mental health awareness virtual run and intellectual forum. They were then awarded with certificates and virtual run packages after the video presentation.
The newly elected peer counsellors of Year 2021/22 took an Oath of Confidentiality, which is similar to informed consent for those seeking counselling services. They were then awarded with button badges.
For the past 5 years, the peer counsellors group are a group of students that volunteer themselves and selected specifically, to be trained with basic counselling skills to reach out to others that are struggling emotionally. The team would also assist in all mental health programmes organized by the Counselling Services.
Former peer counsellor Sasikala receiving her certificate and virtual run packages from Professor Azrin
Peer Counsellor 2021/22 receiving his button badge from Professor Azrin
Professor Azrin Ariffin, Deputy Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs taking picture with the event poster.