The Public Relations profession is considered to be one of the most high-pressure jobs as the professionals work on tight deadlines with huge dependency on other stakeholders and are susceptible to mental anxiety. Now with the COVID-19 outbreak, the situation has become more dynamic. The lockdown has forced all of us to be home-bound with the organisations having employees work from home. These are leading to new kinds of challenges including job insecurity, anxiety and depression. 

Its time for all of us to #SupportEachOther for our mental well being. 

Sometimes we all need a good listener, who can help us in these unsettling times. We need FRIENDS who can ‘Listen, Talk, Discuss” to help reassure us that “it’s OK to NOT be OK”. Here are some “FRIENDS” you may reach out to talk, seek advice, share unapologetically and feel better. Just write to them, using the form, and they will connect with you. All your discussions with the “FRIENDS” will remain confidential between the two of you.

Abhishek Mahapatra

Director, Consumer Communications, Amazon India

Ashraf Engineer

Principal Consultant, Pitchfork Partners

Lopa Ghosh

Country Coordinator, Global Health Advocacy Incubator

Melissa Arulappan

Head, Corporate Communications India, IQVIA

Nandita Lakshmanan

CEO, The PRactice

Paarul Chand

Editor in Chief, PR Moment India

Prosenjit Datta

Founder and editor, Prosaicview

Rachana Panda

VP and Country Head for Communications, Public Affairs and Sustainability, Bayer South Asia region.

Smitha Verma

Independent Journalist

Tushar Panchal

Founder & CEO, WarRoom Strategies