Agubayani shared in their Facebook Page a compilation of the mental health initiatives around Iloilo City. This is to cater to your needs. As mental health advocates from the Global Shapers Iloilo Hub knows that COVID-19 is a global health concern. It poses a threat not only to our physical health but mental health as well. For the past days and weeks, they have been hearing a lot of information and news from social media. It may have stressed us out and made them feel anxious.
If you feel you need psycho-social support, Agubayni have compiled a list of some of the mental health initiatives. These are around the city to cater to your needs.
So, who are these mental health responders and how could they be of help?
Western Visayas Psychosocial Support for COVID-19
This group is a team of licensed mental health professionals across Western Visayas. They aim to provide psychosocial support through telecommunication. Message them your concern, read and fill in the consent forms and they will refer and set an appointment with you.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/westernvisayas.psychosocial/
WVMC Department of Psychiatry
Likewise, WVMC is the main COVID hospital for Western Visayas. Despite the demands to cater to COVID patients the WVMC Department of Psychiatry is open to attend to all mental health concerns of all Ilonggos. However, priority may be given to frontliners and health care workers. To regulate one on one sessions, you may message and set an appointment with them at 2pm-4pm.
WVMC Psychiatry Hotlines:
Facebook Page: WVMC-Psychiatry (https://www.facebook.com/wvmcpsych/)
WVSU-MC Department of Psychiatry
Another government hospital ideally intended for non-COVID patients also offers mental health support to you. You may relay your concerns to WVSU-MC Department of Psychiatry. The ideal way is through their Facebook Page or contact number.
Contact number: 09064571619
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/wvsumcdepartmentofpsychiatry/
University of San Agustin Iloilo – Psychology Department
They also provided a directory where you can get in touch with registered Psychologists and counselors. Please see attached photo for their contact details.
Global Shapers Iloilo
Global Shapers Iloilo has previously made a mental health directory. It consists of different psychiatrists, psychologists, and counselors. You may access it through this link.
From Agubayani’s end, we would like to invite you to join us in our viber group Agubayani community. In here we will be providing list of activities, readings, and online courses that you can do at home. Or you can take part of to keep yourself sane and occupied for the next few weeks. You can also invite your friends. We are hoping you could join us through this link:
Most importantly, join Agubayani Community on Viber.