“Mastery of Heart & Mind” – Youth Mental Health e-Conference (October 2021)

The Social Quotient partnered with Ngee Ann Polytechnic to organise an inaugural Youth Mental Health e-Conference on “Mastery of Heart and Mind”, targetted at all staff and students from Institutes of Higher Learning in Singapore. The conference, held in conjunction with World Mental Health Day, hoped to raise awareness on the importance of mental health and empower participants with a deeper understanding of fostering early help-seeking behaviours.

Topics included an overview of the mental health scene in Singapore, as well as discussions on how to support students with mental health issues, with three tracks in the areas of peer support, special needs and self-harm.

Opening Speech by Ms Sun Xueling, Minister of State, Ministry of Education

Keynote Address 1 by Dr Cherie Chan, President, Singapore Psychological Society

Keynote Address 2 by Ms Kok Yun Fern, Senior Clinical Psychologist, Institute of Mental Health

Concurrent Sessions (Peer Support)

Ms Joy Ong, Senior Lead Counsellor, Inspire Joy

Dr Timothy Hsi, Pychotherapist, Abundanz Consulting

Concurrent Sessions (Special Educational Needs)

Ms Sandra Charis Tee, Educational Therapist, Agape Educational Therapy

Mr Mark Lim and Mrs Sue Lim, Consultant/Counsellors, The Social Quotient

Concurrent Sessions (Life Matters)

Dr Cheryl Loh, Chief and Senior Consultant, Changi General Hospital

Dr John Tan, Executive Director, CARE Singapore

Closing Plenary Session: Enhancing Support Systems in Schools

Moderated by Mr Carlin Lee, Student Counsellor, Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Links to the conference can be found here:


 Workshops on Understanding Children with Special Needs

Parenting Workshops on Helping Children Build Stronger Social-Emotional Skills 

Workshops for Teachers on Implementing a Special Education Programme

Student Workshops on Effective Learning for Life

Career Transition Talks for Polytechnic Students

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