Connecting NGO is a listening service that works to support people in emotional distress and/or those who are feeling suicidal. We aim to create a safe space where people can talk about their feelings of emotional pain and distress including suicide.
Connecting was founded on the vision of creating a caring and compassionate world where everyone is connected to life. Connecting works to prevent suicide by creating awareness and to provide support to those who have lost a loved one to suicide. Connecting programs aim to create awareness for suicide prevention, reduce stigma and shame associated with mental health and suicide and to create support groups in the community who are trained to respond to mental health crisis.
What an amazing journey it has been- both inward and outward! A big thank you to all my trainers, mentors, colleagues, co-volunteers and friends for making each experience an enjoyable learning.
Connecting has not only allowed me to develop from a shy little kid 8 years back to a mature man who can take to stage anytime for sessions but has allowed me to give back to society.
The volunteers at Connecting are like a small, close-knit family for me. I have grown so much with the support of my fellow volunteers. I have learnt so much in Connecting, and every new session is a new experience for me!
I feel very proud to be a Connecting volunteer. The principals that we follow at Connecting strike a chord with me and it's magical to see them being put to use on the field every day. I feel energetic after doing each and every visit.
Volunteering for Connecting makes me feel so satisfied, reaching out to those in need and at the same time connecting with my inner self, giving new hope and meaning to life.
I have seen myself grow at Connecting and it's like a family to me. The work it does touched my heart and so I wanted to contribute to the cause. It's a great place with a lot to learn, and also to have fun at the same time!
To me, Connecting is like a second family where there is a tremendous sense of community and togetherness. I am truly grateful to be a part of the team.
I have been here for a year and a half now and it gives me tremendous pleasure to be a medium for someone to be able to express what's going on with them and how they are feeling about it.
As an Industrial Psychologist, I decided to volunteer with Connecting so that I could make a positive diffwaitFormerence to people's lives.Working on the Helpline has shown me what a valuable offering Connecting has for people in distress.
I have been a volunteer at Connecting for more than a decade. I believe the secret to happiness is in helping others and serving our community. I have made it my mission to spread awareness about mental health in our society.
Connecting has always been a medium to satisfy my obsessive altruistic instinct, but indeed I have received more than I have given in the form of profound learning experiences. Blessed to be here!
I volunteer with connecting because I feel very good going to colleges, schools community's, attending events, bringing in awareness in people that the NGO is there for them, they are not alone. This does good for my soul.