UE Caloocan Celebrates 6th Guidance Week

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The University of the East (UE) Caloocan Campus’s Guidance and Counseling Office (GCO) will be having its 6th Guidance Week Celebration on November 20 to 24, 2017. The celebration’s theme is “Empowering Warriors’ Mental Health.”

The UE GCO continues to support the University’s Total Student Care Program by developing the most responsive and empowered programs aimed at assisting UE students in achieving their optimal development. Thus, the thrust of this year’s Guidance Week Celebration is mental health.

The celebration will kick off with “Understanding Mental Health” on Nov. 20 (Monday). That Monday’s week-opening Thanksgiving Mass will be followed by “An Overview of Depression and Suicide and Challenges of the Millennials,” a seminar in collaboration with the Natasha Goulbourn Foundation, with two resource speakers: Registered Psychologist (RPsy) Lillian “Ali” Ng Gui and Psychiatrist Jose Gerardo Los Banos, MD.

That Monday morning seminar will be followed by the opening of the “Stop the Stigma! Be Aware and Be Informed” Exhibits and Booths. The afternoon will feature a seminar titled “Let’s Talk About It: Breaking the Silence of Mental Health” (A closer look on Depression, Suicide, and Basic Life Skills). That afternoon seminar will be in collaboration with the Childfam-Possibilities Psychosocial Services, with Ms. Karen Rose V. Vardeleon, RPsy, as resource speaker.

Guidance Week’s Day 2, Nov. 21, with the theme “Building Mental Health,” will feature seminars for the GCO’s special groups for UE Caloocan’s Junior High School and College Students titled “Buffing Up Your Mental Health: Resiliency Building for Millennials and iGens.” This is in collaboration with Mental Health Matters by Kylie Verzosa, with resource speaker Chelsea F. Verzosa and Registered Psychologist Eva E. Pacayra.

“Strengthening Mental Health” is set for Day 3, Nov. 22, where the UE Caloocan GCO will facilitate career seminar in the morning on “Strengthening the Warriors’ Mental Health: Responding to the Job Market Challenges.” The resource speaker will be Hon. Jose “Joey” D. Lina Jr. An On-the-Spot Drawing Contest titled “Be a Bestie Not a Bully: An Anti-Bullying Campaign” is set in the afternoon.

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“Maintaining Mental Health” is the theme for Day 4, Nov. 23. The day will find “Young and Drug-Free! Fighting Drugs on Social and Psychological Levels,” a Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Seminar in collaboration with the Dangerous Drugs Board.

Day 5, Nov. 24, will focus on “Advocating Mental Health.” An extemporaneous speech contest on “Be a Bestie Not a Bully: An Anti-Bullying Campaign” and the College UE Caloocan Perks Peer Facilitators’ Inter-school Peer Interaction Seminar, with resource speaker Mr. Elmerando T. Mores, RGC, RPsy, will close the five-day celebration.

For further details, please call 367-4572 local 175 or visit our Facebook page UE Caloocan Guidance and Counseling Office.
See you there, UE Caloocan Warriors!

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