In today’s fast-paced and interconnected world, communities face a myriad of challenges, ranging from mental health issues, relationship problems, financial stress, and personal crises. Access to professional counseling services can play a crucial role in addressing these challenges, promoting well-being, and fostering stronger, healthier communities. A counseling service tailored to the needs of the community can become a pillar of support, offering guidance, empathy, and hope to individuals in their times of need.
How The Service
Despite the existence of domestic laws and International Conventions in favour of children, and all the works carried out by the competent Ministries and institutions, our children in Mauritius are still being subjected to violence. Surveys and research studies have also shown that because of the break down in the family unit, and single parent family, children are more exposed to risks and violence.
The 2011 Report of the Ombudsperson for Children in Mauritius has revealed that children are victims of physical and sexual abuse, trafficking, neglect or negligent treatment, and mental/psychological violence. What we can gather from the Report is that physical abuse against children is on the rise year after year. Besides the Report of the Ombudsperson for Children, the media, regularly reports cases of child abuse.
The traditional way of counseling, that is telephone counselling is no longer working as expected for various reasons. One of them is that children are not able to use this service in confidence and it is not child-friendly. Online Counselling service for Children will provide children of Mauritius and Rodrigues access to information and counseling. This innovative type of help, far from the traditional advice, will be easily accessible to children. Counselors will be trained on various topics affecting children in their everyday life ranging from violence at home to violence at school.
Halley Movement is working on operating this service since 2 years. Various meetings, consultation, and training have taken place already and we are currently looking for partners who can sustain this service. Please write to us if you believe you can assist us in any way.
Helpline Mauritius is operational since 2012. This service is under the aegis of Halley Movement.
How We Work
A trained counselor plays a pivotal role in promoting mental and emotional well-being by offering professional guidance and support to individuals facing personal, emotional, or psychological challenges.
Halley Movement joining forces, local and international organisations, non-profits, government bodies, and community groups to pool resources, expertise, and networks to address complex challenges effectively.
Helplines provide a quick and easily accessible means of support. The service if free and confidential. In times of crisis or distress, individuals can contact the Helpline without hesitation and remain anonymous, which can be crucial for those who fear judgment or stigma. This anonymity fosters a sense of safety and allows callers to express themselves openly.