DepEd mental health helpline system launched

DepEd mental health helpline system launched

MANILA – The Department of Education (DepEd) has launched a mental health helpline system with contact information from different organizations to support learners, teachers and the public in times of mental and psychological distress.

Under DepEd memorandum No. 072, series of 2021, its offices are instructed to include and promote the national and regional helplines of Circle of Hope Community Services, Inc., Covid-19 Mental Health Responders from the Masters Psychological Services, Hopeline PH and The 700 Club Asia in events and programs.

“We prioritize the promotion and protection of the mental health and general welfare of our personnel and learners, especially amidst the challenges we face due to the crisis,” DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones said.

The helplines may provide mental health and psychosocial support services, as well as wellness checks.

All helpline numbers will be updated every March and October of the year.

The memorandum issuance is aligned with the provision of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services in the DepEd Order No. 14, s. 2020.

The organizations’ helplines can be contacted through:

Circle of Hope Community Services, Inc. : (+63) 917 882 2324, (+63) 908 891 5850, (+63) 925 557 0888
COVID-19 Mental Health Responders from the Masters Psychological Services: https://www.facebook.com/theMastersPsych/photos/a.1783242525300758/2353920514899620/?type3&theater
Hopeline PH: (02) 8804 46 73, (+63) 917 558 4673, (+63) 918 873 4673, Globe/TM toll-fee 2919
The 700 Club Asia: (+63) 949 889 8138, (+63) 943 706 7633, (+63) 0943 145 4815, (+63) 917 836 1513, 02 8737 0700, 1-800-1-1888-8700 (PNA)

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