Mental Health Wellness Interactive Workshop - Virtual

GDG Queens
Mon, May 30, 2022, 6:00 PM (EDT)

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About this event


#MentalHealthisHEALTH - please join us for Google Developers Group Queens' Wellness Hours on Monday, May 30th in honor of wrapping up Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental health matters everyday and should be openly discussed in today's world - without judgement or stigma. Come join us to participate in conversations surrounding self-care.

The pandemic has affected our mental health as a collective, whether you have transitioned to working from home, going back to the office, or now working hybrid, it's certainly been stressful. Join us from 6:00pm-8:00pm to join us in conversation about self-care, an open floor discussion about coping with stress in today's work environment and guest speaker Furqan Iqbal from Kalo Technologies, followed by a game of Jeopardy with a prize!

6:00pm - 6:20pm Introductions

  • Mental Health Awareness Month: why is mental health important?
  • Introduction of attendees (camera presence is optional)

6:20pm - 6:45pm Self-Care Workshop hosted by Mantasha Sharif

  • What is self-care?
  • Breaking the stigma
  • Self-care and Guilt
  • How do I do self-care and approach it?

6:45pm - 7:00pm Guest Speaker - Full Stack Developer from Kalo Technologies: Furqan Iqbal

  • Guest speaker Furqan Iqbal, will share about the unique mental health challenges he experienced due to the nature of hybrid work as well ways he coped.

7:00pm - 7:15pm Open Floor Discussion

  • What are some challenges you experienced while working remotely OR shifting to hybrid/in-person?
  • Did any part about the speaker’s presentation resonate with you?
  • What advice or suggestions might you have for your peers based on your own experiences?

7:15pm-8:00pm Mental Well-Being Resources #MentalHealthisHEALTH

  • Resources available for mental health support followed by Mental Health Awareness Jeopardy!



Monday, May 30
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)


  • Mantasha Sharif

    Mantasha Sharif

    Vibrant Emotional Health | The Dreams for Tomorrow Foundation

    Peer Support Specialist

    See Bio