DEPED: Students in Typhoon-hit Bicol to Get Mental Health Aid Sessions

The education department’s regional office in Bicol said that it will extend psychological first aid to students in areas hit hard by the recent typhoons that ravaged the country.

DepEd Region 5 said the sessions will cover some 200 students per schools division along with mental health services to teaching and non-teaching staff from December 7 to 11.

The office said, “[The session] is an arts-based approach. It includes body movement and music activities, t-shirt art creation, writing and storytelling exercise, and breathing exercises to foster the well-being of all attendees.”

Officials added that while it will be held in person, health standards set by government such as physical distancing and PPE wearing would be followed. It will also be limited to between 15 to 20 persons per session.

Super Typhoons Rolly and Ulysses left Bicol reeling from extensive damage, with billions of pesos in damage to crops and thousands of homes destroyed.

Source: https://www.philstar.com/nation/2020/12/03/2061366/students-typhoon-hit-bicol-get-mental-health-aid-sessions-deped

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