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Eight months in, people are still adjusting to the new normal brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the recent months, we learned of young professionals getting laid-off, resigning from their jobs, while some continue to adjust to work from home. With all these things taking its toll on our mental health, what is something we can do to help young professionals navigate their way through this pandemic? How do we equip them to handle stress and take better care of themselves, so they can continue taking care also of the people around them?

“What is something we can do to help young professionals navigate their way through this pandemic?”

BGC Connect’s event last Nov. 20 entitled “Survive and Thrive” – a webinar on mental health, self-care, and self-management – was set up to address those specific issues in our community, especially with the repercussions of the ongoing pandemic, and even the recent typhoons that struck our country. The guest speaker, Mr. Archie Dela Cruz – a resident counselor of Amara Counseling and Training Center – shared some very practical tips and was very helpful and generous with answering questions raised by the attendees at the end of the program. The event was attended by around 50 young adults.

The BGC ministry started in 2016 and is currently led by Pam Demetillo, Eunice Montilla, and Dave Capule. It seeks to reach out to young professionals in the BGC area for Christ. As of date, it has two Life Groups, and two Connect Groups that regularly meet. All gatherings, including its monthly joint BGC Connect Huddle – have been meeting online via zoom since May of this year.

Dave Capule

Dave is a leader and a small group facilitator at our Young Adults Ministry in Bonifacio Global City (BGC).