Weekend Getaway Good for Mental Health


Families, friends, and children had great fun on weekends as the Iloilo City Government rolled out its initial activities relative to its mental health, well-being, and resilience program dubbed Ginhawa 2.0 (to breathe) relaunched recently.

Everyone took a breather from their daily grind and participated in the activities at the Garden of Love in Nabitasan, La Paz May 6, as part of the City Government’s continuing efforts to provide avenues for mental well-being given the toxicity of the times.

Visitors enjoyed the photo booth and Expression Wall where they had the chance to be themselves and express how they feel. Parents had engaging conversations about family planning while their children sat engrossed in a story-telling session.

The activities were sponsored by the Iloilo City Public Library, City Population Office, City Mayor’s Office Media Team, and Internal Audit Services Office.

One way to promote mental health awareness is to show the importance of strengthening the spiritual aspect of individuals in order to search from within and understand how they would fit in with the rest of the world. This would also give them a great sense of connection with themselves and to something greater than themselves.

With this, the City Government headed by Mayor Jerry P. Treñas, through the Office of Executive Assistant (EA) Lady Julie Grace L. Baronda, City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO), and other partner offices, conducted the “Breathe in Faith: Weekend Getaway Activity of Ginhawa 2.0” at Jaro Plaza Gym April 30.

Around 77 participants, including children and young adults, participated in a series of activities prepared for them, and their active engagement was meant to make them productive even at a young age, resulting in a better and more sound mind and body.


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One thought on “Weekend Getaway Good for Mental Health

  1. Absolutely agree with this! A weekend getaway can do wonders for one’s mental health. It’s a chance to escape the daily grind, relax, and recharge.

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