Revisiting the Heart of Education
A closed-door sharing of best practices by schools and mental health organisations about improving the mental well-being of students
About The Conversation
Many youths’ daily lives circle around their school - studying, socialising with friends, after-school activities, and more. But, how exactly can we best support their mental well-being through their growing up years?
In this conversation, educators, youths and mental health organisations will share and learn from each other best practices to best support youths and their mental-well-being
Segment 1: Organisation Sharing
Through sharings by various mental health organisations/ground-up initiatives, schools will get a better idea of the variety of approaches and resources that mental health organisations are currently implementing to improve the mental well-being of youths
Segment 2: Big Group Sharing + Q&A
To facilitate mutual learning and a collective approach towards better supporting students, school representatives (both educators and students) will share their best practices with regards to improving the mental well-being of students.
Pre-conversation B webinar:
11 Dec 2021
15 Jan 2022
Pre-conversation B webinar:
Online via Zoom
This Conversation is joined by
Dr Edwin Lim (Moderator)
Hwa Chong Institution
With deep passion for education and positive education, Dr Lim has actively contributed to the flourishing of the school community via various programmes and training for youths and educators. He is also the secretary of the Singapore Positive Education Network.
Sherman started out as a commodities trader covering Africa, whose experience drastically changed his perspective of life and led him to co-found Happiness Initiative. He is very passionate about building inclusive communities and understanding how we can make the world a kinder, more empathetic place.
Rebound with Resilience
Kevin is a passionate speaker, podcaster and founder of Rebound with Resilience. Having lived through and overcome depression and mania, he developed a deep responsibility for raising the resilience and mental wellness of youths, and has spoken in over 100 schools and organisations.
Dai Ming Xiu
Ming Xiu started at SAMH YouthReach as a Programme coordinator, followed by appointment as case worker to date working closely with youths, caregivers and community stakeholders. He also engages in the delivery of SAMH’s outreach and community education efforts.
Project Green Ribbon
Rachel has worked as a behavioural therapist and psychologist in both private and public settings, with experience in managing young children and adults with special needs who present with emotional and behavioural difficulties.
Community Health Assessment Team (CHAT)
CHAT is a national outreach and mental health check programme under the Institute of Mental Health (IMH).
We have been helping and supporting young people with mental health concerns since 2009.
Do I have to pay to sign up for this conversation?
No! This conversation is free for all to sign up, as are all the activities in "The Next Step For Us", the Mental Health Collective Conference.
Why is this a closed-door conversation?
This is to ensure that a safe and secure space is created for our participants to share their thoughts and best practices. Potential sensitivities may also arise from schools and youths when they make comments in a public setting.
If this is a closed-door conversation, can I still join and how do I join?
Definitely - by registering for this conversation! Do note that participation is on a first-come-first-serve basis as there is a limit to the number of participants who can join this conversation. Therefore, only those who have registered and fall within the set capacity will be admitted into the conversation.
By youths, you mean?
Rest assured, MHC is committed to bringing this conversation to primary schools, secondary schools and other Institutes of Higher Learning in the years to come!
I am neither a youth or part of the school authorities. Can I sign up for this conversation?
By school authorities, you mean?
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