Conducted by batches, all 110 personnel of the Parole and Probation Administration (PPA) Central Office attended the Mental Wellness Program webinar held last December 3, 9 and 10, 2020 from 8:30-12:00 noon.
The webinar which was facilitated by the Training Unit aimed to equip each participant with tools and techniques that can help improve their coping abilities in managing mental health; recognize the importance of mental health especially during a crisis, and achieve a positive mindset amidst the pandemic.
Discussion in the webinar included orientation and introduction to mental health and essential tools and techniques top achieve positive mindset during the pandemic. The discussion was followed by an open forum.
The conduct of the said webinar was in response to the call of the national government to integrate and advocate mental health policies and programs in the respective offices for the consciousness or awareness of its employees.
The resource person in the three (3) batches of the webinar was Dr. Maria Lourdes Rosanna E. de Guzman, an associate professor at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, College of Medicine at the University of the Philippines and the Philippine General Hospital.