Session on Psychosocial Resilience in Youth at BMI-B News Story

Hareem Zehra| Staff Correspondent TBT| Beaconhouse Margalla Campus Boys Branch Islamabad

Islamabad: Beaconhouse Margalla Campus Boys Branch (BMI-B) has joined hands with the Deputy Commissioner’s team to work towards the goal of a drug-free environment. Professor Shakil Jahangir Malik held a very informative and interactive session on Thursday 2nd January 2020 to raise awareness about ‘Psycho-Social Resilience in Youth beyond the Walls of School’. Teachers and parents attended the session. Professor Shakil Jahangir Malik is a renowned scholar holding the following degrees; MBBS, MCPS (Psych), Dip NLP (Lon), DPM (Eire), MCPS (Can), MRCP (Psych. Lon), FRCPsych (Lon), Emeritus Consultant Psychiatrist, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, a Professor of Clinical Psychiatry University of Sussex, U.K. In the session, he spoke about the issues and solutions of psychosocial resilience amongst children. He firmly believed that Pakistani people have been victims of unprecedented psychosocial trauma for years. To overcome this problem some meaningful development is required by the local community leadership; which is teachers and parents. He further suggested that some remedial work has to be done, and for this, the ‘Head, heart and hand’ has to be drug-free. Professor Shakil is a strong advocate of the need for value-based education and aspires to support educational institutions in Pakistan to develop a learning environment.

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