Mapúa MCL B.S. Psychology students spearhead activities for Mental Health Month 2023
Mapúa Malayan Colleges Laguna (Mapúa MCL’s) B.S. Psychology students and Ugnayan ng Malayang Sikolohiya (UgMaSiko) members spearheaded a series of Mental Health Activities last October 2023 in line with the celebration of Mental Health Month such as Psych Fair and Mandala Art Exhibit. These activities aimed to promote mental health awareness and to provide mental health support to the people staying at Bahay ni Maria and Marilac Hills-National Training School for Girls.
The Psych Fair, held on October 4, 2023, at the ETY Lobby, featured booths from various organizations that provide mental health awareness. Mapúa MCL students were able to learn about different mental health conditions, learn how to access mental health resources, and participate in activities that promoted mental well-being.
In collaboration with Mapúa MCL’s Center for Service and Community Engagement (CSCE), UgMaSiko also conducted an outreach program where Psychology students shared their musical talent at the Psych Fair to gather donations for Bahay ni Maria, home for the aged.
The Mandala Art Exhibit, held from October 15 to November 13, 2023 at the ETY Lobby, featured mandalas created by PSY111 students. The exhibit promoted the use of art to cope with stress and promote mental well-being.
On October 25, 2023, PSY113 students engaged with the community at Marilac Hills-National Training School for Girls. They conducted an outreach program at the center that provides residential care and rehabilitation to minor girls who are survivors of sexual abuse, human trafficking, and children in conflict with the law. The program entitled ‘Si Maganda ay Malakas din’ involved a series of workshops and activities that focused on mental health awareness, stress management, and self-care.
The activities were well-received by the residents of the school and provided the students with an opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in a real-world setting.
These Mental Health Activities provided the Mapúa MCL B.S. Psychology students with the opportunity to learn about mental health, apply their knowledge, and make a difference in the lives of others.