Fostering Mental Health and Well-being at Cresta College: A Counselor’s Perspective

At Cresta College, we aim to provide a holistic education. This caters to the academic needs of our students and prioritizes their mental health and well-being. As a leading institution offering 1st and 2nd PUC education, along with a three-year degree college program, we strive to create an environment where our students can flourish academically, emotionally, and socially.

Today, we will be highlighting the importance of mental health in our education system and the steps we take to ensure our students receive the guidance and support they need.

Create a Safe and Comfortable Environment

Creating a safe and comfortable environment is crucial for students to open up and express themselves freely. As a counsellor, ensure that you provide a private and quiet place for counselling sessions.

Active Listening

Active listening is an essential counselling skill. It is important to avoid interrupting them and let them express themselves freely. Paraphrasing and clarifying what they say will let them know that you are paying attention.


Expressing empathy and understanding towards a student’s situation can make a significant difference. Let them know that you can relate to some of the issues they are going through.


Encouraging students to talk about their feelings and suggesting ways to deal with their issues can help build their confidence. Pointing out their strengths and achievements can create a positive outlook.

Career Planning and Decision Making

For students who are unsure about their future career paths or seeking guidance on career-related matters, counselling can provide valuable insights. As a counsellor, help them explore their options and guide them towards a suitable career path.

Collaborative Goal-Setting

Working collaboratively with students and setting achievable goals that align with their overall objectives is an effective counselling technique. Regularly assessing their progress and making necessary modifications if any can keep them motivated.


Conducting periodic follow-ups with students to ensure they are making progress is crucial to the growth process. By reinforcing previously-discussed strategies it induces significant differences.

By creating a safe and comfortable environment our counsellors play a vital role in fostering a healthy and nurturing atmosphere for students to grow and succeed. The goal is to build trust and make decisions for admission. 

Our commitment to a student-centric approach in counselling and education helps prepare our students for fulfilling lives and successful careers post-graduation.