The Thomasian Mental Health Responders, led by the Association of Thomasian Psychology Alumni (ATPA) and the University of Santo Tomas College of Science Department of Psychology, offers free psychosocial services for front liners and those involved in the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ).
Licensed psychologists, guidance counselors, medical doctors, Psychology graduate students, and allied health professionals comprise the over 150 volunteers.
This initiative aids front liners who are committed to offer health care especially for suspect, probable, confirmed COVID-19 patients in hospitals, as well as those who provide the needed support to ensure the success of the implementation of the ECQ, and those who are feeling not only the physical toll of their work, but also the psychological aspect of having to overcome fear while putting their health at risk.
The Philippine government imposed the ECQ in Luzon on March 16, 2020 and it ran until May 15, 2020 in which movement of the population was restricted except for necessity, work, and health circumstances. A modified ECQ was declared from May 16 to 30, 2020 as a possible transition phase to a General Community Quarantine (GCQ). Eventually on June 1, NCR has been put under the General Community Quarantine status.
Those interested in availing the services of the Thomasian Mental Health Responders can register through http://tinyurl.com/TMHR-COVID19 or send a message to 0917-152-1817 or m.me/ThomasianMHResponders.