Unimagdalena strengthens emotional well-being with a Psychological Care program

Unimagdalena strengthens emotional well-being with a Psychological Care program
Unimagdalena strengthens emotional well-being with a Psychological Care program

Through the Psychological Care Program, Pap, with the support of the Listening Center and the group of Mental Health Facilitators, they have worked with commitment to generate a network of emotional support for the entire community of the University of Magdalena.

This has been demonstrated by recent strategies, aimed especially at students, which have tended to keep a crucial topic relevant: mental health, taking into account that it is transversal and necessary in all spheres of life.

An academic respite

From the PAP Clinical area, the activity called ‘Academic Chill Out: Breaking the stress of performance!’ that, with the methodology of a ‘Listening’, a space was available for students to talk with the group of mental health facilitators about the academic situations that generate conflict or concern. and, likewise, they received guidance from professionals.

“This group is a volunteer that arises so that the university community has a space to be heard about everyday situations that happen inside and outside the campus. campus,” said master psychologist Mayra Mendoza Hernández, coordinator of the clinical area of ​​the PAP, who has also highlighted the work of this group of students who have received training for this purpose.

For Ati Zenen Zapata Izquierdo, a fifth-semester student of the Cinema and Audiovisuals, this initiative is important, because young people have a space in which they can pause and find themselves in the midst of hectic academic life.

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An everyday affair

Likewise, with the slogan that mental health is an everyday issue, the PAP, the Listening Center and the facilitators also developed a ‘Picnic’ called ‘The almost something’. The activity brought together students to talk about this type of informal relationships that also have implications for mental health.

“We are in a student population with many emotional needs. The University offers us many alternatives and we must appropriate and recognize them,” said María Camila Elías Torné, facilitator and eighth semester Psychology student, who He also expressed his approval for the reception of the activity and because mental health, from everyday issues, is gaining popularity in the Institution.

The campus is taken over!

For its part, from the Educational area of ​​the Psychological Care Program, strategies have been diversified to approach students and raise awareness about this matter. Thus, in alliance with students from the Family Health department of the Faculty of Health Sciences, a several-day tour of the campus classrooms was carried out.

According to what was explained by the master psychologist Eliú Fajardo Castillo, coordinator of the Educational area of ​​the PAP, “the purpose was to share instructive and reflective information related to the importance of identifying, regulating and managing emotions”, through didactic, dynamic and practical exercises. designed by students of the Psychology, Medicine, Nursing and Dentistry programs.

In this way, Unimagdalena strives for the students themselves to become the first channel so that their counterparts can learn about tools to manage their personal situations and create support circles and safe spaces essential for institutional well-being.

As has been a priority in the administration of Dr. Pablo Vera Salazar, rector of the University of Magdalena, different academic and administrative units converge in seek ways to maintain a firm commitment to the life and comprehensive health of each of the members of the Institution and have all their capabilities to provide support whenever required.

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