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Capitol, Miriam College to conduct mental wellness workshop in Pampanga

The provincial government of Pampanga, in partnership with Miriam College, is set to conduct school-based workshops for mental health in the four district towns in the province, which aim to address the alarming cases of mental health among students.

In a press conference, 2nd district Board Member Mylyn Pineda-Cayabyab bared plans to partner with Miriam College for the conduct of a mental wellness workshop for 500 public school students.

According to Pineda-Cayabyab, the provincial government will provide funding for the logistics during the training. The workshop will be free to public school students.

The first training is set after the Holy Week. Initially, 100 students are lined up to join the training, which will be done by district.

Pineda-Cayabyab, an alumna of Miriam College in Quezon City with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship Management, is backing the mental wellness workshop in order to address mental health cases.

Miriam College Marketing and Communications head Lynda Catinding-Garcia said the school-based program for mental health aims to recognize the importance of understanding and promoting positive mental health and well-being; become aware of personal mental state and well-being; recognize the concerns of the learner that affect their mental health and well-being; and develop and share specific strategies on establishing a positive and nurturing environment in the school setting.

In addition, a post-graduate certificate in School-Based Program for Mental Health or Master of Education in Guidance and Counselling may also be availed by participants who wish to pursue further studies. 

Miriam College is a premier Catholic educational institution founded by the Maryknoll Sisters of New York in 1926. It offers academic programs at the basic and tertiary levels at its main Loyola Heights, Public Quezon City campus. Its growing 15-hectare MC Nuvali branch in the province of Laguna currently offers basic education to boys and girls while its third campus, the 10-hectare MC Alviera in Porac town is underway.