Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s S P Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) has introduced a unique initiative for the mental wellbeing of students, alumni, faculty and staff members called ‘Weekending with Vishwas’ during the Covid-19 lockdown. As students and staff have been working from home all through this duration, they meet online voluntarily every weekend and this has allowed them to feel comfortable, to open up and share even some of their most vulnerable moments.‘Weekending with Vishwas’ builds conversations around hope and resilience and allows candid conversations in a psychologically safe space. It has so far connected with over 450 participants from India and abroad who look at Vishwas as a medium to connect back with the community. Running for 14 weeks now, people come together to share stories. A team of students from across programmes help to coordinate and nurture the initiative. ‘Weekending With Vishwas’ is led by Dr. Vidyut Lata Dhir, a Professor of Leadership and Design Thinking and a certified psychologist. She says, “The idea is to have agenda-less conversations within the SPJIMR community and to not let the physical distance become a social or emotional one. While the world was locked down, we decided to reach out."