DSWD wants stronger mental health programs for children

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has called for stronger mental health programs for children.

As the nation observes the 30th National Children’s Month (NCM), the DSWD said fundamental interventions to support the mental health and overall well-being of children must be given priority.

This year’s NCM theme is “Kalusugan, Kaisipan at Kapakanan ng Bawat Bata Ating Tutukan!”

“It calls for public support to prioritize the availability of necessary interventions to support the mental health and overall well-being of children amid the pandemic,” the DSWD said in a statement Friday.

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