UP MSC Wraps Up the Mental Health Week with Free Cadbury Chocolate Bars and Tang Juice Pouches

By Gere Ang (Class 2022)

 

Boxes of Cadbury 5 Star Chocolate bars welcomed UPCM students as they entered the lobby of Calderon Hall.

 

Last October 26, 2018, the Medicine Student Council (MSC) 42 capped off Mental Health Week by distributing free Cadbury chocolate and Tang juice pouches to the students.

The giveaway was the finale in a series of events for Mental Health Week, which included Dogs MD, Music Therapy, Art Therapy, and Tuesday Conference on mental health among others. The week-long project was spearheaded by Philippe Mamaril and Aira Kue (Class 2023) of the Health and Service Committee of the MSC.

Alluding to the UPCM vision of a five-star physician, the Cadbury chocolates were of the “5 Star” variant. Tang pouches signified “Tang-galin ang stress at pagod!” Stickers with inspirational messages were also distributed along with the goodies.

 

One of the 5Star chocolate bars featuring an inspirational sticker.

 

While distributions took place mainly at the lobby of Calderon Hall, students from all learning units were able to receive the goodies as members of the council also went around the Philippine General Hospital to distribute goodies to the ICCs, clerks, and interns.

 

Members of Class 2022 being happy students with the goodies

 

Aira Kue (Class 2023) giving away stickers with inspirational message found inside the cup

 

Members of the UP MSC 42 going around the different wards of PGH to give Cadbury and Tang to the ICCs and Clinterns

 

The event was done in partnership with Cadbury Philippines and Tang Philippines, with mental health week partners Costa Coffee Robinsons Place Manila, MentalHealthPH, Mu Sigma Phi Fraternity, Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), Phi Kappa Mu Fraternity, and SPU Manila Music Therapy.

“MSC 42, the MSC for you!”

 

Photos courtesy of Leandro Salazar

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