Mental Health and Emotional Well-Being

Making mental health a priority

The NLS Administration along with the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) has worked with the Student Bar Association (SBA) to carefully review the mental health and emotional well-being needs of the student community. We care about every member of our University community and seek to support your holistic development during your time at NLSIU.

We look forward to your support in destigmatising mental health and emotional well-being in our community. Let us step up and offer support to each other while also taking care of ourselves. With continued collaborative efforts, let us make our community healthier and more sensitive to issues of mental health.

The OSA has made the following services available to the student community. Reach out to for guidance and support on mental health.

1. Counselling Services

Five dedicated counsellors are available for counselling sessions, either online or onsite, upon request and counsellor’s availability. Please find their profiles and availability here.

Students need to use their NLS ID to email the counsellors to seek an appointment in advance. This service is available to students free of charge.

2. Clinical Therapy and App-based Services via Amaha:

Clinical therapy services with Amaha’s therapists are available to all the students. Please find the profiles of the therapists here.

Students will have to download the Amaha app on their phones and request a session via the app. All students must have received an email from Amaha on their NLS id to download the app. Students are required to use their NLS id to register on the app to use the services free of charge. Please note that there is no cap on the number of therapy sessions you book.

Amaha is a self-help app that enables mental health and well-being support for each user. It facilitates early intervention by providing a series of clinical self-help tools (remote, anonymous, 24/7). Developed over the last 2.5 years, it provides for self-awareness through free assessments and a range of CBT based self-help tools delivered as personalised programmes.

3. Psychiatric Referrals

Counsellors & therapists may recommend a psychiatric referral. The University has collaborated with a well-qualified and experienced Bangalore-based Psychiatrist. Please write to for the terms of engagement.

4. Consultation Hours with the Student Welfare Officer

Our Student Welfare Officer will be available to meet with students for any issue or concern they need help with or want to discuss. Please write to the Student Welfare Officer to schedule an appointment ().

In addition to these services, we will organise sensitization workshops to build awareness and address existing gaps in mental health awareness. Periodically, we will garner structured feedback from you on the aforementioned services as we continue to work on our mental health policy to make it more inclusive and expansive.