Gestalt Wellness Institute Leads 5th iCare Mental Health Expo
Mental Health isn’t talked about enough.
This is why iCare was created.
iCare Mental Health Expo was founded in 2018 by Kirk Patrick Castro and Rennyvonne Fae Ledesma of the Gestalt Wellness Institute to inform the public and allow them to participate in spreading mental health awareness. This yearly event is also a way to commemorate World Mental Health Day on October 10th.
The first iCare Mental Health Expo in Cebu brought together several mental health advocates, service providers, companies, and organizations. It was held at Parkmall on the first day, and the second day, at Plaza Sugbo.
The Wellbeing Cluster PH was also invited as one of the conveners for the first iCARE Mental Health Expo. Wellbeing Cluster PH is a multi-sectoral organization platform that includes government agencies (DSWD, DOH, OCD) and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Region 7 through the cooperation of Central Visayas Network of NGOs, private sectors, academic institutions, and volunteers who cater to the humanitarian sector’s wellbeing needs.
The goal of the iCARE Mental Health Expo is to fill the gap between communities and mental health services by making them more accessible. We also hope to eliminate the stigma associated with mental health by educating people about this important aspect of their lives.
We raise awareness through ongoing community-based psychosocial support surveys, conferences, information dissemination (online and offline), and capacity-building.
This November, join us again in extending our hands to everyone to be more responsive and supportive of those in need.
iCare Mental Health Expo 5; Thrive! will be held at the Ayala Malls Central Bloc, Cebu IT Park on November 8, 2022, from 10 AM to 8 PM. Exciting activities include:
- iCARE Mental Health Talk Show
- Mental Health Exhibit
- Trivia Games
- Introduction to the Principles of MHPSS
- Experiential Activities in Creating Supportive Community
- Showcase of Talents
Register for FREE: https://tinyurl.com/iCAREMH-5
The first 300 registrants can get FREE food at the event.
Once again, participating in this initiative is a great way to help broaden our perspective on mental illness by expelling myths, educating the public, and showing support for those affected by mental health conditions. Keep in mind that your disorders do not define you. Never suffer in silence because you are not fighting these battles alone.
“iCare was brought about by my desire to provide accessible information on mental health, where experts talk about the importance of wellbeing and mental health outside the conference halls and classrooms, and into public places where people who needs it most can listen. It is a message that beyond our suffering there are people who are willing to help people uncover their potentials to live a life worth living.” — Kirk Patrick Castro, Chief Executive Director of Gestalt Wellness Institute.