Young Champs

Together, we’ll navigate the challenges and opportunities of young adulthood, building a supportive community along the way.

This stage of life is a time of significant personal growth and development, where building meaningful relationships is crucial. Our group provides a supportive environment to explore and address the unique challenges young men face in forming connections and navigating intimacy.

Join us to connect with others, share experiences, and develop the tools needed to form healthy, intimate relationships.

What is Young Champs all about?

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What are our goals?

Shared Experiences: Provide a platform for boys to share and connect.

Open Communication: Encourage honest and open dialogue.

Peer Support Skills: Educate on supporting one another.

Active Participation: Foster engagement and involvement.

Personal Growth: Promote self-reflection through resources and activities.

Emotional Resilience: Build emotional strength.

Mental Health Literacy: Improve understanding of mental health.

Topics we will cover

  • Balancing Life, Expectations, and Responsibilities: Juggling work, school, and personal life

  • Coping with Family Dynamics: Managing family expectations and conflicts, balancing family relationships with personal goals, dealing with overprotective or unsupportive family members

  • Transitioning to Adulthood: Navigating the shift from adolescence to adulthood, balancing freedom with accountability

  • Building and Maintaining Healthy Relationships: Navigating romantic relationships and breakups, managing friendships and social dynamics, setting boundaries and understanding consent

  • Career Uncertainty and Job Search: Exploring career options and interests, preparing for job applications and interviews and managing the stress of job rejections and uncertainties

  • Identity and Self-Discovery: Exploring personal values and beliefs, understanding and embracing one’s identity (sexual orientation, gender identity, cultural background)& dealing with societal pressures and expectations

  • Dealing with Loneliness and Isolation: Recognizing feelings of loneliness and isolation, building a supportive social network and engaging in community activities and groups

  • Health and Wellness: Importance of physical activity and nutrition, managing sleep patterns and insomnia & understanding the impact of substance use and abuse

  • Social Media Influence and Impact: Handling social media pressure and comparison, managing online presence and digital footprint & practicing digital detox and healthy usage habits.

  • Developing Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem: Overcoming self-doubt and impostor syndrome, celebrating personal achievements and milestones & building a positive self-image

Meet Your Facilitator Monal Biswal

Monal is an RCI certified Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist with a passion for guiding individuals through their unique mental health journeys. During his training period, he worked diligently at reputable institutions in Lucknow such as the Indian Army Central Command Hospital, Nur Manzil Psychiatric Hospital, Nirvaan Hospital for De-addiction, Umeed Rehabilitation Centre, and Dosti Special School.

This experience allows him to work with a diverse population and cater to their psychological concerns.

He is trained to conduct various neurodevelopmental testing, personality, and behavioral assessments. In his practice, he specializes in assisting individuals dealing with various psychological concerns such as OCD, Anxiety, Depression, and especially male adolescence concerns and curiosity related to sexual health.

He firmly believes in the uniqueness of each person and approaches everyone with empathy, warmth, and a non-judgmental attitude. His therapeutic approach is rooted in evidence-based methods, incorporating techniques supported by scientific research to effectively address challenges.

His journey has been marked by a deep dive into research, focusing on various psychological phenomena. He dedicated considerable effort to examining exam anxiety among college students, delving into its roots and manifestations. Furthermore, he explored intricate topics such as trauma symptoms, self-forgiveness, and psychological flexibility, particularly within the context of firefighters’ experiences.

This broad and comprehensive understanding of psychological challenges across diverse settings has equipped him with the ability to connect deeply with the unique experiences faced by individuals in India, offering insights and support tailored to their specific needs and circumstances.

If you’re navigating mental health issues and seeking support, he will be glad to be your ally on your journey toward healing and personal growth. Together, you can create strategies to manage symptoms, navigate challenging emotions, and strive toward achieving your unique goals. Feel free to reach out to schedule a session with him. Your well-being is his priority, and he’s here to support you every step of the way.

FAQ

Who can join the support groups?

Anyone interested in seeking support and sharing experiences related to the topics covered is welcome to join. This is a support group to connect peers on their healing journey. Our groups are designed for adults of all ages. The group is NOT for training or education and those seeking either should join the relevant programs.

Each support group session lasts for 75 minutes.

The support groups meet once a week.

The cost is 1500/- per month.

It’s okay to listen and participate at your own comfort level. Sharing is encouraged but not mandatory. You can benefit from hearing others’ experiences and insights.

No, our support groups are open and do not have a limit on the number of participants. Everyone is welcome to join and benefit from the shared experiences and support within the group. However we will maintain intimate small groups and create break out sessions if a particular group has large participation.

Yes, there are opportunities for one-on-one sessions with the therapist leading the group. These sessions are available for their actual fee. Alternatively, if needed, the therapist can also refer you to other professionals for individual support.

Unfortunately, once you join a support group, switching to a different group is not allowed. This policy helps maintain consistency and trust within each group.

 If you miss a session, you can catch up with the group in the next meeting. We do not provide refunds for missed sessions, but we encourage you to attend consistently to get the most benefit.

You can expect a safe, non-judgmental space to share your experiences, listen to others, and gain insights and support from peers and the therapist leading the session.

Yes, you are welcome to join multiple groups if you feel that it will benefit you. Each group has its own monthly fee.

​No prior experience or knowledge is necessary. The support groups are open to everyone, regardless of their background or familiarity with the topic.

Absolutely! We welcome feedback and suggestions from participants to ensure our sessions meet your needs and interests.

If you have an emergency, please inform us as soon as possible. While we cannot offer refunds for missed sessions, we will do our best to provide you with notes or resources from the session.

Our support groups are designed for adults. We also offer specialized groups for adolescents if there is enough interest.

We use a secure and user-friendly video conferencing platform such as Zoom or Google Meet to conduct our online support group sessions.

Payments can be made online through our secure payment portal. We accept major credit cards, debit cards, and other common payment methods.

Currently, our support groups are conducted in English. Please let us know if you have specific language needs.

Disclaimer

This group is not therapy/replacement for therapy or any type of medical or mental health care. It is a shared environment to feel supported and learn from experiences of each other.

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