In times of adversity, mental health and wellbeing awareness holds a vital role in helping people especially students to cope with the various e impacts brought by coronavirus disease in one’s life such as stress, anxiety, fear, trauma, and even worse, depression.
These were the topics discussed that during the webinar on “How to take care of your Mental Health and Wellbeing” conducted earlier today by the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) through Microsoft Teams.
CAS Dean Dr. Ramie L. Bulaybulay, Jr., in his opening remarks, welcomed and thanked the participants of the webinar. He announced that CAS will be conducting a series of webinars and orientation programs for its students to prepare them for the incoming class openings.
Psychology Program Officer-in-Charge Ms. Camielle A. Sarausad was the webinar speaker where she presented the Wellbeing Model of Mary Jo Kreitzer on the factors that contribute or affect one’s wellbeing: health, purpose, relationships, community, safety and security, and environment.
She also mentioned about the ways to improve wellbeing, namely: connect, be active, take notice, give, and keep learning.
Ms. Sarausad also shared tips on how to manage stress by having self-awareness, emphasized the importance of a supportive and healthy environment, and how it should foster a student’s physical, psychological, and psychosocial needs even during this pandemic.
The online seminar was aimed at having an interactive discussion with the students by educating them on how they could cope with the situation and stress brought by the present health crisis.
Thereafter, an open forum was organized where students were given the opportunity to ask questions.
Alyssa Mariam Usop, an incoming third-year BA Political Science student, expressed gratitude to CAS and the University of the Visayas for showing concerns to its students by conducting relevant activities such as webinars and orientations programs.
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