POMENA 2nd INTERVENTION: EMBRIONIC
(Emotion Management During Pandemic)
Maintaining mental health is one of most important part of human life. When dealing with demanding schedule and various problems, we can’t deny that this situation may put ourself in a stressful situation. Moreover, these days still few people are aware with the importance of maintaining mental health. Therefore, education about mental health especially during COVID-19 is really needed.
Improve your Mental Health (POMENA) is an community development aims to increase knowledge and awareness of medical students about the importance of maintaining mental health, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. The members was divided into small groups in order to make it easier to delivering the material. In POMENA, we did several activities, we made a podcast called ‘Emotion Management During Pandemic (EMBRIONIC)’, we did pre-test and post-test via G-form, and also small game which filled out the bingo about activities that commonly carried out by the participants during the pandemic.
Filling out the bingo was done on Friday, October 9th, 2020 by uploading the bingo templates that have been filled, on each member’s Instagram story by also tagging the UKDW CIMSA Instagram account. The purpose of filling out this bingo is to share about each member’s activities during the pandemic.
Apart from uploading bingo templates, we also provide material through podcast. This podcast is filled by one moderator and one speaker. Podcast was done on Saturday, October 17th, 2020 by using Spotify platform. It was conducted with a speaker who is very enthusiastic in providing information according with the predetermined theme and an interactive moderator that could break the atmosphere up during the podcast, so it could run smoothly and satisfying. The participants were asked to fill out a pre-test before the podcast out, and a post-test after they have already listened to the podcast. We hope from this podcast, the participants were able to manage their emotions and mental health better during COVID-19 pandemic. During the post-test, we also did an evaluation towards the committee and also the third parties in order to make future activities run smoothly and we can minimize the problems and obstacles that may come up.