Head On Chats: Coping with Coronavirus

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Head On Talks goes online with Head On Chats and explores important discussions to navigate our time as a society dealing with community quarantine and a public health emergency. Aside from physical sustenance, shelter, and hygiene, we are also coping with managing our mental wellbeing, sense of safety, and emotional hygiene. The Head On Talks Series started in 2018 promoting a culture of understanding, acceptance, and responsibility for mental health.

We’re back online. This month, we’re opening up the Head On Talks Series for free with Head On Chats. More than ever, now is a time where talking about mental health #HeadOn is important. 

Join us in conversation with psychologist Fab Calipara. We’ll be talking about mental wellbeing at home. The household unit is a system that runs like clockwork, and the circumstances of quarantine may be causing changes, subtle or drastic, that are taking a toll on our mental wellbeing. Fab will be talking about emotional hygiene, self-care for parents and carers, and practical tips for families to stay regulated.

Event details

Thursday, April 23, 2020

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

The talk will be held in a secure Zoom meeting session.

Registration Fee

Free – registration required


About the speaker

Fabrienne Calipara MA, RPSY

Fab is a licensed psychologist with a diverse range of experience  with individuals, groups, and communities across all ages. She completed her Masters in Clinical Psychology at the University of Santo Tomas in 2009, and has been in practice since then.  Her work with children and adolescents revolves around dealing with trauma, abuse, emotional and behavioral issues, and working closely with schools to offer and co-develop educational programs and professional development to enhance psychosocial support for the community. She has also been a resource speaker and facilitator since 2006, specializing in topics of psychological wellbeing in children, women, and in the workplace; addressing sexual abuse and psychotrauma management; and skills training for psychologists and counselors.

Fab’s work includes treatment and therapy with the Kanlungan Sa Erma Ministry Foundation, case reviews and analysis for adoption with the RCWSG Committee of DSWD IV-B, and private practice primarily at MAGIS Creative Spaces. She has also worked as a training and workshop facilitator for the Employee Assistance Program at Human Dynamic, as a counselor and training specialist that spearheaded Stairway Foundation Inc – Manila’s Counseling Program, and as a crisis intervention worker at the Women’s Crisis Center.

The Head On series of events is about creating community around mental health and psychoeducation. Aside from events like this, we also have the Head On Groups, which offer support and the accountability of a small community, for self-care. Get in touch if you’re interested in Head On Groups.