Testimonials

Testimonials

Listening Post

Last year was very tough for me. For 3-4 months, I hated everything around me. I had lost my self confidence, hated going out and had lost all motivation to enjoy things that I previously did. Just getting out of bed on most days was a huge challenge. But I wasn't sure what was troubling me. I just knew that I wasn't happy. My family were obviously concerned, and wanted me to go see a psychologist. But I refused - I thought they were commercial, and I just wanted to handle this myself. I wasn't very successful, even after ~2 months.
That's when my cousin recommended speaking with Listening Post. I am from Bombay so we first spoke on the phone. Because they were so warm and so understanding and "non-commercial," I traveled to Pune to meet them. That day, I spent a two hours discussing my life, trying to understand what drove me and why I was unhappy. This one session didn't solve anything. It still took me a few months further to regain my confidence and recover. But as I reflect back today, I know it had a profound impact.
It was great because my Listening Post volunteer understood. And she didn't judge. I could talk to her about things that I couldn't to my parents and friends. I remember her saying, "You don't need to worry. You don't need professional help. You will be fine soon. This happens to many of us in the mid 20s."
I know today I have emerged as a stronger being, and I have a lot to thank the warmth of my volunteer and the embracing arms of Listening Post for that. I can't wait for more "Listening Posts" to turn up across the country :)

Listening Post Visitor

Listening Post Visitor

May 2017

One routine evening, crisis struck our family, without warning, as is always the case.Brain numbed and grief battered every strength we had… I didn’t know who to call. How do we find the right people to help us? What we needed was a compassionate, sensitive, experienced professional who would help and very urgently!
Then I thought of Janaki and her center Saathi Haath Badhana. SHBs expert panel of professionals and Counsellors guided us every single step of the way and they helped us not only to understand the situation better, but also gave us clear, decisive ways to handling the issues. They understood the gravity of the situation and the urgency in the matter. Within a week plenty was resolved!
The best part– they showed us how to set our emotions aside & unite as a family to resolve the issue. So now we are stronger, closer and tight knit like never before!! If this was a Test of Fate, we have passed with flying colors – thanks to SHB!

Listening Post Visitor

Listening Post Visitor

Parent of a Cyber Sexual Abuse Victim

Schools

I appreciate the fact that such a course was introduced into our curriculum. If it had been introduced earlier, it would have been better, as it would have given us more time to think.

The course was very frank and we got to know a lot more than what we would understand on the net. The course made me see the LGBT community as humans too.

Now we know what changes we need to bring about in our country.

This course has helped me a lot as I'm more aware and concerned. With ( knowledge gained from) the gender and sexuality module, I can now help other people too and society and take action against such issues.

Class 12 Students

Class 12 Students

Gender & Sexuality Module

I think this course will be very useful when we step out into the real world and meet new and different people. This course will help us accept and help people in need.

I feel that everyone our age needs to understand both gender and sexuality and the session covers it wonderfully. The session will help me live a judgement-free life, where I'll know that everyone is a different person and it is OKAY to be different.

The session was very informative-brilliant use of audio-visuals to drive the message home. Topics were chosen with extreme care, according to significance in this day and age.

Understanding the subtle differences between gender and sex was relevant. The course will be important in the future to understand and interact with different people.

Class 11 Students

Class 11 Students

Gender & Sexuality Module

As students, as we step into the outside world, we will come across many situations, and this course will help me go through such situations and help the people who suffer from sexual harassment.

It will help tell who I am from within.

The medium used, the course content were very relevant, especially the films.

Class 10 Students

Class 10 Students

Gender & Sexuality Module

Corporates

The content was very apt and timely. A good insight into the subject.

It was a very interactive and good discussion. All the questions from the audience were answered. Great one!

Participants

Participants

Prevention of Sexual Harrasment @Work (POSH) Session

I can utilise the learning from this program to the fullest. I would recommend this to all employees.

Case study was interactive. All questions were encouraged and answered. I can utilize this in induction to increase awareness.

We can use this learning to effectively address the issues.

Internal Complaints Committee Members

Internal Complaints Committee Members

Prevention of Sexual Harrasment @Work (POSH) Session