UGM, through the Directorate of Human Resources, organized Capacity Building for the Center for Occupational and Environmental Safety, Health, and Security (PK4L) in dealing with mental health problems.
The training was conducted in two batches on June 22 and June 26, 2023, and attended by coordinators and members of PK4L from all faculties/schools, the UGM central office, and UGM Residence.
It featured several speakers who provided insights into mental health issues on campus. One of them was the Head of PK4L, Arif Nurcahyo, who explained the important role of PK4L in addressing mental health issues. Improved understanding and training are required for the members to undertake preventive measures.
The head also spoke on the fundamental principles of first psychological aid, procedures for dealing with emergencies involving self-harm, harm to others, or suicide attempts, and how to respond to reports of suicide attempts and damage to others.
This activity supported UGM’s efforts towards a healthy campus, including mental health for all UGM members. Mental health is one of the eight programs under the Health Promoting University (HPU) initiative, which kicked off in 2019.
It also aligns with UGM’s commitment to promoting Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly SDG 3, which aims to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all ages.
In addition to mental health, other HPU programs include the promotion of health literacy, increased physical activity, healthy eating patterns, zero tolerance for violence, bullying, and harassment, zero tolerance for drugs, tobacco, and alcohol, and the creation of a healthy, safe, and accessible environment, and reproductive health.
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