THE Bayanihan for WellBeing Initiative led by Unilab Foundation, Inc., is bringing us the first-ever Filipino family wellbeing virtual conference on February 12 and 13.
With the theme “Pagsulong ng Pamilyang Pilipino sa Panahon ng Pagbabago”, the virtual conference is set to open and steer a discussion that offers various perspectives on family wellbeing.
“It is in uncertain times like this that mental health and wellbeing must be put at the forefront to address these stresses. Forming healthy familial relationships do not only help the youth cope with the effects of crises but are also essential helping them feel love and security, which impacts their brain development and sense of self and helps them grow up to become confident and resilient individuals,” said Executive Director of Unilab Foundation Lilibeth Aristorenas.
The two-day conference will have three sessions that will delve into different aspects of Filipino family wellbeing, raise awareness on its value and impact on the mental health of the family, which can hopefully build meaningful partnerships and cultivate a culture of family wellbeing promotion.
To kick-off the conference, a panel discussion on the challenges and strengths of the Filipino family during the pandemic will take place on February 12 at 9 a.m.
The second session will take place on February 13 at 9 a.m. and will tackle how to provide a more active role in addressing family wellbeing through a panel discussion as well as activity-based target group sessions.
The third session will be on February 13 at 4 p.m. and will feature a discussion of different types of Filipino families and their stories from young couples and single parents to OFWs to conclude the conference.
The Filipino Family WellBeing Conference is completely free and open to all from medical and health professionals and development workers to educators, parents, and the youth. To join the event, you can register at bit.ly/FFWC2021RegForm and watch the livestreamat the Bayanihan for WellBeing Facebook page at facebook.com/BayanihanForWellBeing.
You can also support the event by donating a Bayanihan for WellBeing Resiliency Play Bag, which is composed of (1) toys sipa and kickball, which are intended to help children release tension; (2) cape and mask which they could design, allowing them to identify their strengths and make them feel like superheroes; and (3) writing and coloring sheets to encourage their creativity and help them express their emotions.
For as little as P250 you can help raise a resilient child by providing them with materials to help them express themselves and develop coping strategies. Donations can be done via bank deposit with the details below:
Unilab Foundation, Inc. – BPI Mandaluyong – Account number 0181-0489-72 (Swift code: BOPIPHM). Please send a photo of your deposit slip to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also donate via PayPal at healthierPH@unilabfoundation.org and send a screenshot of your transaction to email@example.com.
For suggestions and inquiries on the event including partnership and sponsorship opportunities, you may visit the Bayanihan for WellBeing Facebook page for more details. You may also contact Camille Mendoza at 0917-867-4169 or Jefferson Hilario at 0917-326-2092.