Are you a student planning a long term stay? We need to talk about loneliness
You’ve waved your goodbyes, kissed your dog, packed your bags, hugged your friends, ransacked the internet for hostels in Pune or Bombay or whichever new city you’re moving to, and let go of your mother’s hand at the airport gate. All these months of exhilarated planning for college have culminated to this fateful day; and even though you’ve always dreamt of moving out and living on your own, a strange feeling awakens in the pit of your stomach right as your board your flight- a feeling of crumpling loneliness.
Shifting to a new city is never easy. Whether it’s frantic calls to home, waking up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat and not being able to recognize your hostel room for the first five seconds or the scrutinizing pain in your chest in the shower- loneliness and homesickness are real, and you’re not weak for feeling them, you’re only human.
TribeStays, as a student co-living space that’s built not only to take care of a student’s tangible amenities but also to provide a safe space for their mental health, understands that homesickness can be one of the toughest phases of a student’s journey. Thus, to tackle the prickly roads of growing up, here are a few of the amenities we provide to make our students’ transition into the new city as smooth, caring, and safe as possible.
TribeStays provides free counseling to all its residents. Mahima Mehra, our in-house counsellor, is a certified professional who provides one-on-one sessions at Tribe’s campus office. Here, residents are free to engage in conversation with her over a cup of coffee whenever they need. Patient-counsellor confidentiality is strictly maintained and students are free to talk about anything and everything that’s going on in their lives; an amenity that no usual Mumbai or Pune hostel provides its residents with.
Ergonomic rooms to help fight loneliness
Most students prefer to live with roommates to help fight homesickness. Having someone to share your day and watch an episode of ‘Girls Hostel’ with, goes a long way. However, sometimes, you just need your own space. Tribe’s deluxe twin sharing rooms with privacy dividers enable you to enjoy the best of both worlds- the company of a roommate along with the privacy and space of a single room.
Your chores, our responsibility
There’s nothing worse than having to cook, clean, wash clothes and complete a million other chores when you’re having a bad day and missing home. Tribe’s housekeeping, laundry service and homely meals (which are all included in the monthly rental fee and are one of the best in their class among hostels in Mumbai and Pune) lend you a helping hand when you need it the most.
Student Community Programs to help foster friendships
Tribe’s floor-wise student representatives are present 24/7 to help our residents with any queries or troubles they might face. Tribe understands the importance of community and that’s why all our campuses make it a point to organize at least one community party every month where students get to meet and mingle with their fellow residents over soothing music and delicious food. Moreover, we make sure to make our students’ first festivals away from home as memorable as possible by organzing Holi bashes, Easter hunts, Women’s Day dinners, Theatre Day Nukkad nataks, live performances by bands such as Fiddlecraft and much much more whenever we get a chance!
We also have our very own Tribe community app through which our residents can plan programs, receive invitations, and lodge complaints- all from the comfort of their beds!
Tie-ups with hospitals
Although we hope our students never have to use this facility, TribeStays believes in precaution over cure. Our exclusive partnership with Sahyadri Super Speciality Hospitals provides our residents with priority treatment in all its branches on the presentation of their Tribe ID cards. One can never be too cautious in an emergency and we ensure to arrange for ICU-level Sahyadri ambulances if our students ever need one to make the 15-minute journey as medically secure as possible.
And even though we believe the best way to understand the safety and care of a Tribe campus is through our free campus tours, why don’t you drop us a quick call at +91 8880868000 to know more about our mental health programs? Book your Tribe room today and secure your one-way ticket to a hassle-free and comfortable hostel life!