For the month of March, PVP conducted online in-house training for one of our biggest clients on Mental Health First Aid. One of our more in-demand courses, Mental Health First Aid teaches skills in providing “first aid” to someone who is developing or experiencing worsening mental health problems or in a mental health crisis. This first aid is given until appropriate professional help is received, or the crisis resolves. Over 120 employees attended two batches of training sessions this March recognizing the importance of acquiring this skill to be able to help not just their colleagues but friends and family as well.
In the last of the 3-part series of mental health awareness campaigns and training for teachers of UNODC, PVP held a Peer Support Training last March 22 and 25. Facilitated by Ms. Alessandra Arpon, this training taught our teachers all over the Philippines to become peer supporters to their fellow teachers since they are the ones with common and shared experiences as teachers. It is easier to give mental health support when you know the person you are helping is coming from the same place as you, experiencing the same challenges as you. You just need to harness the listening, helping, and understanding skills to become the kind of peer support you can be to your colleagues.
After two years of the pandemic, PVP conducted its first hybrid seminar on mental health last March 23. The Philippine Carabao Center as part of its 29th-anniversary celebration invited PVP to its headquarters in Nueva Ecija to talk about mental health in the workplace, the mental health continuum, and employee motivation. Over 100 employees of PCC attended the seminar conducted by Mr. Gerald Penaranda via zoom all over the Philippines and on-site in Nueva Ecija. It was a most welcome change that PVP once again was able to meet its training participants face to face.
Lastly, in celebration of Women’s Month, PVP held its first-ever webinar on Creating Safe Spaces in the Workplace: An Introduction to the Bawal Bastos Law last March 15. Attended by over 100 participants, our resource speaker, Ms. Lyka Lucena discussed the basics of the Safe Spaces Act, sexual harassment in and outside the workplace, and what employers and employees can do to ensure a safe space workplace.
What’s next? Here are the upcoming events for April 2022:
Visit https://www.pvpi.co/courses for details and registration!