EURASHE member, the Polytechnic of Porto, through its Office for Academic and Professional Integration (GIAP), created an initiative to tackle the rising cases of anxiety and depression due to prolonged isolation.
Aware of the unprecedented situation, the ActivAmente program of the Polytechnic of Porto seeks to minimize and respond to mental health issues in times of COVID-19. “The program consists of the development of different tips and activities, to be performed regularly, always in the logic of mental health”, explains Paulo Santos, Pro-President of P.PORTO and promoter of this initiative.
In particular, the ActivAmente program proposes recommendations to stay active while staying at home, through online classes and suggestions for sports activities to be carried out twice a day.
“The institution must respond to the needs of its community,” says the Pro-President, “this is a difficult period, but it is our duty to create conditions that combat isolation, prevent and help extreme cases and encourage physical activity. we are adapting to today’s reality, with the resources we have available”.
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