UP CALLS PARTICIPANTS FOR MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCACY PROJECT
The University of the Philippines is calling for participants for UP Student Mental Health Advocacy Projects.
UP said it recognizes the urgent need to promote mental health in UP. It was initiated by UP Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Office of Student Financial Assistance.
The project is called “Sandigan, Sandalan Training and Advocacy Programs for Mental Health”. One of the component projects of the “Sandigan, Sandalan” initiative is the Search for UP Student Mental Health Advocacy Projects.
The University said that the program is a UP System-wide search for innovative Mental Health Promotion ideas from eligible student organizations and groups.
“The Project is a venue to involve students in Mental Health Promotion by featuring student-led programs that other groups can replicate.”
The search shall accept entries from accredited student organizations and recognized student groups about mental health promotion initiatives they implement in academic year 2020-2021.
Submissions will be in the form of a short video (less than 8 minutes) featuring the organization’s or group’s mental health promotion initiative, along with an accomplished official entry form with a description of the initiative featured in the video (not exceeding 1,000 words), a one-page profile about the student organization or group, and an accomplished certificate of originality.
Submission of entries will be until September 1.
Ten winners will receive a cash price to support their advocacy and will be featured by UP in October 2021 to support the National Mental Health Week.