NBT to bring out booklets on the Psycho-Social Impact of COVID-19

The seven booklets will focus on: 1. Parents, Mothers & Women; 2. Children, Adolescents and Youth; 3. Employees, Professionals, Self-Employed & Workers; 4. Differently-abled; 5. COVID-19 Affected Families; 6. Medical & Essential Services Providers; 7. Elderly (60 Years and Above).


National Book Trust which is the national body for book publishing and book promotion under the Ministry of HRD, is in the process of preparing seven booklets on the Psycho-Social Impact and How to Cope through a Study Group of psychologists and counsellors under its just launched Corona Studies Seriesto assess Community perception about the psycho-social impact of this pandemic.

The NBT Study Group (a group of eminent psychologists and counsellors) released a set of Questionnaires early this month in Hindi & English of seven segments to assess Psycho-Social Impact of COVID-19 and the Lockdown and How to Cope. The Public circulation of the Questionnaire was intended to create a conducive environment for community participation and sharing of emotions in the lockdown period.

Readers and general public are encouraged to participate in the Online Questionnaire and share their feelings and experiences to make the study useful for all. Corona affected families are encouraged to participate and send their responses.

The link to access the questionnaire is : https://nbtindia.gov.in/home__92__on-line-questionnaire-for-nbt-study.nbt

The NBT Study Group comprises Dr Jitendra Nagpal, Dr Harsheeta, Sq Ldr (Rtd) Meena Arora, Lt Col Tarun Uppal, Mrs. Rekha Chauhan, Mrs. Sonie Sidhu and Ms. Aparajita Dixit.

This Study Group will develop methodologies and practical tips to deal with situations, helped by easy-to-assimilate reading materials on various segments through research, virtual interviews and case studies.