To ensure a healthy and productive workforce, mental and physical fitness programs are needed to promote employee well-being—this was stressed by Civil Service Commission (CSC) Chairperson Karlo Nograles.
Under CSC Resolution No. 1901265 or the Guidelines on the Development of Mental Health Program (MHP) in the Public Sector promulgated on 23 October 2019, and circularized via CSC Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 4, s. 2020, government agencies are mandated to craft and implement a Mental Health Program to promote overall mental wellness and provide an inclusive, conducive, and supportive work environment for public officials and employees. Said resolution is anchored on Republic Act No. 11036 or the Mental Health Act of 2018.
From a model MHP created by the CSC, strategies to promote employee well-being include the conduct of activities such as physical fitness, teambuilding, regular stress management, organized peer counseling, support groups, and interest groups. There is also a need to organize continuing mental health awareness and education activities for the agency’s workforce.
𝘗𝘩𝘰𝘵𝘰 1: 𝘊𝘚𝘊 𝘊𝘩𝘢𝘪𝘳𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯 𝘒𝘢𝘳𝘭𝘰 𝘕𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘭𝘦𝘴 (2𝘯𝘥 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵), 𝘊𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘪𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘳 𝘈𝘪𝘭𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘓𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘥𝘦𝘴 𝘓𝘪𝘻𝘢𝘥𝘢 (𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘮𝘰𝘴𝘵), 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘊𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘪𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘳 𝘙𝘺𝘢𝘯 𝘈𝘭𝘷𝘪𝘯 𝘈𝘤𝘰𝘴𝘵𝘢 (𝘭𝘦𝘧𝘵𝘮𝘰𝘴𝘵) 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘵𝘰𝘴𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘢𝘴𝘬𝘦𝘵𝘣𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘨𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘊𝘚𝘊 𝘔𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘢𝘯𝘢𝘰 𝘚𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘧𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘥 8-10 𝘍𝘦𝘣𝘳𝘶𝘢𝘳𝘺 𝘪𝘯 𝘛𝘢𝘨𝘶𝘮 𝘊𝘪𝘵𝘺, 𝘋𝘢𝘷𝘢𝘰 𝘥𝘦𝘭 𝘕𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘦.
𝘗𝘩𝘰𝘵𝘰 2: 𝘊𝘚𝘊 𝘊𝘩𝘢𝘪𝘳𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯 𝘒𝘢𝘳𝘭𝘰 𝘕𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘭𝘦𝘴 (2𝘯𝘥 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘭𝘦𝘧𝘵) 𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘢 𝘊𝘦𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘈𝘱𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘗𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘎𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘋𝘢𝘷𝘢𝘰 𝘥𝘦𝘭 𝘕𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘦 𝘎𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘰𝘳 𝘌𝘥𝘸𝘪𝘯 𝘐. 𝘑𝘶𝘣𝘢𝘩𝘪𝘣 (𝘭𝘦𝘧𝘵𝘮𝘰𝘴𝘵) 𝘥𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘊𝘚𝘊 𝘔𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘢𝘯𝘢𝘰 𝘚𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘧𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘥 8-10 𝘍𝘦𝘣𝘳𝘶𝘢𝘳𝘺 𝘪𝘯 𝘛𝘢𝘨𝘶𝘮 𝘊𝘪𝘵𝘺, 𝘋𝘢𝘷𝘢𝘰 𝘥𝘦𝘭 𝘕𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘦.