Boosting Support Through Mental Wellness Information Sessions

In a bid to enhance student mental wellness, learning sessions were conducted from May 13-15, 2024 at the ARC Discussion Room, as part of the Support Program for Diverse Groups. Facilitated by Ms. Arlene Bernardo, RGC, Ms. Lizale Olasiman, RPm, Ms. Jan Mariele Salazar, RPm, and Ms. Jessa Mae Malano, RPm, sessions aimed to provide valuable insights and support to various groups within the student community.

The sessions, which catered to children of OFWs, selected scholars, and foreign students, were designed to address the unique challenges and concerns these groups may face in their academic journey. Each group participated in separate sessions with tailored topics to ensure relevance and effectiveness.

With the overarching theme of “Understanding and Supporting Students’ Mental Wellness” the sessions delved into the intricacies of mental health issues prevalent among students. Participants had the opportunity to engage in discussions, activities, and presentations aimed at fostering a deeper understanding of mental wellness and promoting a supportive environment within the academic setting.

The facilitators leading the sessions provided guidance and valuable resources to help students navigate the complexities of mental health. By fostering a safe space for conversations and learning, the Support Program for Diverse Groups sought to empower students with the knowledge and tools needed to prioritize their mental well-being.

Overall, the learning sessions were well-received by participants who expressed appreciation for the opportunity to engage with counselors and peers on important issues related to mental wellness. The program is poised to make a significant impact on the holistic development of students from diverse backgrounds.