The DA-Philippine Carabao Center continues to uphold its employees’ well-being by launching the Mental Health Wellness Program last May 12 alongside Physical Health Fitness and Sports Programs under the leadership of the Human Resource Management Section and the Management Systems Audit Office.
The mental health wellness program specifically aims to provide a safe space for those who may be experiencing mental and emotional stress or anxieties and establish a support system in the spirit of carrying each other’s burdens. Furthermore, this program is expected to help break the stigma attached to acknowledging and taking care of one’s mental health.
Scheduled every Tuesday, mental health activities were conducted since May 17 and were attended by employees from different sections.
“Isa sa mga malalaking tulong ng programang ito sa akin personally ay ‘yung malaman ko na sa mga nararanasan ko, generally in life and particularly in the workplace, ay hindi naman pala ako nag-iisa. Dahil dito, nagkakaroon ako ng pag-asa sa anumang sitwasyon na kinakaharap ko dahil nagkakaroon ako ng mga bagong perspective. More than these, ay nagkakaroon pa ako ng pagkakataon na makatulong din sa iba by encouraging them” said Pauline A. Maramag, staff under RDD – Business Development and Commercialization Unit when asked how the program is helping her so far.
Reynaldo E. Bauzon, program chairperson, further stressed that mental health should not be taken lightly and invited all DA-PCC employees to join the activity every Tuesday, 4:00-5:00 pm at the PCC Mini Theatre.