The department and office heads of the city government here have undergone a three-hour session on mental health and psycho-social support.
City Administrator Em Ang, in a press release, said it is important for the employees to promote mental wellness amid this time of pandemic.
“Amid these uncertain times when many of our employees are faced with fear, worry, and the new realities brought about by the coronavirus pandemic, it is also important to look after our mental health,” Ang said.
The city hall heads were divided in batches.
The first was conducted last Friday 27 November while the next two will be in December.
The activity will allow participants to share their pandemic-related experiences in relation to their personal management practices as heads of offices.
“The session involves topics like setting boundaries between work and personal life at home, handling emotions, and raising awareness on how vital mental health is,” said Dr. Calvin Dave Ganub of CARe Psycho-Social Support and Consultancy Services Hub.
The session was coordinated by the Human Resource and Management Services Office, and conducted by CARe Psycho-Social Support and Consultancy Services Hub, led by Dr. Rowena Bañes, with facilitators Ganub and Dr. Ana Lou Panganiban.
Meanwhile, the city council passed on second reading an ordinance creating the “Bacolod City Mental Health Council.