Taguig Advances Mental Health Wellness with MINDSCAPES and PhilCare Inc.
Taguig City, in a move to prioritize the mental well-being of its workforce hosted the "Caring for Carers: A National Mental Health Day Celebration" in partnership with Philhealth Care Inc. The event, held at the Taguig Convention Center on Tuesday, October 17, was a significant step towards promoting mental health awareness and accessibility among the city's employees, particularly its frontline health workers.
The highlight of the event was the official launch of MINDSCAPES, a mental health screening and wellness platform designed to provide essential services, including mental health assessment, literacy programs, webinars, training sessions, and counseling. Mr. Joseph Augustin Tanco, President of Philhealth Care Inc., expressed his appreciation for the local government's dedication to mental health initiatives and commended Mayor Lani and the medical professionals for their commitment to the program's success.
Mayor Lani Cayetano underscored the significance of mental health support within the Taguig community and expressed gratitude for the collaboration with PhilCare Inc. She emphasized the program's potential to serve as a model for other local government units nationwide, highlighting the necessity of a robust mental health agenda under the city's Transformative, Lively, and Caring vision.
Throughout the event, frontline health workers actively engaged in various mental health-related lectures and stress-relieving activities, such as massages, haircuts, and bead-making. The City Nutrition Office also contributed to the occasion by distributing fresh, healthful vegetables and demonstrating the preparation of nutritious juices, highlighting the link between diet and mental well-being. The collaborative efforts of the local government and PhilCare Inc. underscore the shared commitment to fostering a mentally resilient and empowered workforce within Taguig.
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