UST offers free mental health services to frontliners

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 08 2020 10:57 PM

MANILA - The University of Santo Tomas is offering free mental health services to frontliners who are fighting the deadly novel coronavirus in the Philippines.

Giovanna Fontanilla, public affairs director of UST, said in a statement Wednesday that the Thomasian Mental Health Responders, led by the Association of Thomasian Psychology Alumni and the UST Department of Psychology, is offering the free assistance to frontliners.

UST said that its team is composed of licensed psychologists, guidance counselors, medical doctors, psychology graduate students, and health professionals trained in providing "psychological first aid."

It said frontliners are "not only feeling the physical toll of their work, but also the psychological aspect of having to overcome fear while putting their health at risk."

Frontliners who want to avail the free services by UST can contact or register at +63917-152-1817 or at https://www.facebook.com/messages/t/ThomasianMHResponders.