Counseling and Guidance

SERVICES OFFERED AT THE COUNSELING & GUIDANCE UNIT: 

1.Counseling and Guidance to Students and Staff


Academic Counseling:
Is offered to students who need help with time management. What to read, how and when.
Test anxiety, test taking,
Public speaking or other issues dealing with their academics and even their social.

Personal Counseling: (This can be individual or couples) is available for concerns such as:
  • Grief resolution,
  • Relationships, 
  • Family issues,
  • Abuses, 
  • Eating disorders, 
  • Self-esteem, 
Depression and other issues of concern to students.
Crisis Intervention: Is available for emergencies regarding student safety and well-being, these include:
  • Suicidal thoughts or attempts
  • Threats to other persons,
  • Sexual attack and 
  • Severe depression. 
CONSULTATION:
For any students, or even staff who are concerned or came to know about the unusual, problematic or potentially harmful behavior of others Are also requested to report the cases to the counseling unit, so that we can solve the problem(s) i.e when you see any unusually behavior please report immediately. This is done not for the purpose of disclosing some ones information but for the case of helping him/her.
REFERRALS:
  • For psychiatric cases consultations are also made by the Counseling unit to psychologists at the psychiatric Ward/Department at MNH
  • For legal cases/ legal aid consultations are also made at legal unit/ to consult MUHAS legal officer/counsel
CONFIDENTIALITY:
  • Counseling respects and protects the individual student's/client’s right to privacy and believes that a commitment to confidentiality is very important to effective and successful counseling. 
  • Information which is obtained in the context of a counseling relationship may be released to other individuals and agencies only with the student’s permission. There are some exceptions, these exceptions include situations involving threats to ones self and threats to others. 
SOME ISSUES THAT ARE MAINLY REPORTED AT THE COUNSELING AND GUIDANCE UNIT:
  • Feeling tense, worried, depressed/ constant feeling of sadness.
  • Need to confirm an important decision. 
  • Feeling discouraged, confused. 
  • Concerned about alcohol/drug usage.
  • Can't Concentrate. 
  • Feeling lonely or alienated. 
  • Uncomfortable with people in groups.
  • Trouble with parents or partner. 
  • Uncertain/doubtful/in doubt about personal relationships. 
  • You may want to understand yourself better.
  • Need someone to help you sort out your options. 
  • Wondering what you're doing here, where you're headed and how to get there.
ELIGIBILITY FOR SERVICES:
ALL students are eligible: All students currently enrolled at MUHAS, are eligible to receive counseling services that is available from 8.00 am – 5.00pm Monday – Friday; but in case of emergence you can use HELP LINES 24 HOURS A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK.
APPOINTMENTS:
  • Appointments can be made by contacting a Counselor, but our intention is to help students as soon as the problem arises/ as soon as they need help. The unit is committed to seeing/ helping students as quickly as possible. WALK IN CLIENTS ARE WARMLY WELCOME AT ANY TIME.
2. HANDLING STUDENTS WITH DISABILITY:
  • Identify them
  • Solicit funds to support them 
  • Providing moral support
3. HANDLING MENTORING PROGRAMME:
  • Coordinating mentorship
  • Distributing mentoring interview guide and forms
  • Collecting mentoring forms for evaluation
4. HANDLING CONFLICTS AMONG STUDENTS
  •  Conflict managements and resolution
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