With the theme “Preparedness in Handling New Normal Learners: A Webinar Series for Parents” Medical Colleges of Northern Philippines- International School of Asia and the Pacific hosted a mental health webinar which consisted of two batches last June 18-20, 2020 and June 25-27, 2020 respectively.

Under the Office of the Student Services and Office of the Guidance Services, the webinar was geared towards addressing students’ experiences during the pandemic and concerns on the educational shift towards the new normal. The webinar was composed of an hour of sharing and information dissemination on mental health related topic and holistic development of the students.

On the other hand, the webinar was extended to series of webinar to ensure that address the issues raised during the meeting with the deans and program coordinators. John Carlo Suyu, RPM led the first session with the topic of understanding the mental health of the new normal learners during pandemic while Jhona Pauline Mamansag, MAEd discussed about the role of parents in the distance learning approach for new normal. Cindy Duldalao, RPT, MPH served as the final speaker and presented her lecture on how to protect children from online addiction.

Meanwhile, the series of webinars were conducted though the school’s zoom link account and was spearheaded by Aristotle Gonzales, MAEd, Dean of the Students services and John Carlo Suyu, RPM, Head of the Guidance Services Office. The webinar was participated in by some 500 parents coming from MCNP and ISAP.