YourDOST and upGrad launch free courses for professionals to foster emotional and mental well-being

5th September, 2022: YourDOST – one of India’s largest emotional wellness platforms, and upGrad – Asia’s higher edtech major have announced the launch of three free courses related to workplace emotional wellness and mental wellbeing.

Powered by upGrad, these online courses including Workplace Emotional Intelligence (EI): How to Be Emotionally Intelligent, ‘Getting Stay Interviews Right, and Time & Productivity Management Techniques will arm corporates with market-requisite soft skills for accelerating workforce efficiency and output, at large. Such carefully designed courses which have drawn insights from in-depth market research will promote agility and will help organisations come up with better employee engagement and retention plans.

Mental well-being for decades had a stigma around it, with people being reluctant to address this critical issue as it was considered taboo. It is one of the most pressing issues presently and as per reports by the scientific journal, one in six people faces one of the other common mental health problems including anxiety or depression.

Commenting on the development, Ms Richa Singh, CEO & Co-Founder of YourDOST said, “These courses are an absolute need amongst concerning trends like great resignation and rage quitting. With these courses, we are at a head start in solving cultural problems and promoting employee retention in organizations. While YourDOST has been working endlessly towards making lakhs of people more aware and counselling them to manage their emotional wellness issues, we are sure that upGrad’s extensive reach will support us in reaching larger communities.”

These virtual courses, by the experts from YourDOST, are aimed at working professionals to enable them to handle various such concerns creating unwarranted issues at the workplace in a self-paced manner. The course topics and modules will also empower them in handling the day-to-day work interconnected issues ranging from handling emotional concerns to questions related to their ongoing jobs to managing time which has been a critical challenge for fresh professionals.

“The times we operate in are so dynamic and fast-moving that its important for us as employers to understand our workforce and their changing requirements. These circumstances are also accelerating mental burnouts, less or no work-life balance, poor time management at work, etc. and need immediate attention and check. Therefore, our partnership with YourDOST will continue to serve these requirements for creating an all-inclusive work-sphere which in turn, shall foster growth within the industry. I’m sure that such productive and knowledge-building sessions will also help us build a stronger LifeLongLearning ecosystem for everybody who looks at attaining progressive career growth,” concluded Saurabh Deep Singla, CHRO, upGrad.

All the newly launched courses are listed on the website here and shall award learners with a certificate upon completion.

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