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PU faculty member honored
PU faculty member honored

LAHORE: (Friday, August 28, 2020): Punjab University Institute of Applied Psychology Director Dr Rafia Rafique has been awarded "Pride of the Nation Award" for her volunteer psychological services during pandemic. Dr Rafia along with her colleagues set up the largest COVID-19 Mental Health Helpline to cater to the growing psychological needs of the community during pandemic. She was actively involved in telemedicine/ psychological services. First conference on COVID for designing a protocol manual for the helpline volunteers was arranged and professionals all over Pakistan participated in the conference. She personally started one minute video messages series to cater for the mental well-being of students, housewives, paramedic staff etc. Her programs on web TV and different news channels revolved around practical solutions to psychological concerns. Dr Rafia arranged numerous webinar addressing mental health by inviting renowned national and international speakers.