A Basic Psychosocial Support for COVID-19 Frontliners
Fear, worry, and stress are normal responses to perceived or real threats, and at times when we are faced with uncertainty or the unknown. So, it is normal and understandable that people are experiencing fear in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Likewise, on June 23, 2020, the GAD Focal Point System (GFPS) initiated a Psychosocial Support to the first responders of COVID-19 pandemic. BHWs, BNS, Day Care Teachers and other personnel from the LGU participated in the said activity.
Basic Psychosocial Support is at the core of helping others to feel better, learn new skills to look after themselves and how to help others feel supported through effective techniques and interactions.