Upcoming Events

It’s a new year! And The Social Factor is organising a series of workshops to help you in your parenting journey!

Workshops are priced at $25 per session or $60 for three sessions.

Workshop Schedule:

Helping Our Kids to Learn Effectively (Thu 27 Jan 8-9.30pm)

A new school year brings new challenges to our kids; especially as they are faced with new subjects and new content to learn. This workshop adopts a strengths-based approach towards learning, building on your child’s strengths to help him or her learn more effectively.

Helping Our Kids Make Sense of Relationships & Sexuality (Fri 28 Jan 8-9.30pm)

Growing up is hard – and sometimes doubly difficult for parents and caregivers. How can parents help their children as they hit puberty and balance between providing them a space to explore and keeping them safe? This workshop addresses the psychosocial development of teens and issues commonly associated with puberty.

Helping Our Kids Manage Excessive Gaming (Sat 29 Jan 10-11.30am)

Gaming can be a form of relaxation for many kids. But how much is too much? This workshop provides an insight on the latest games played by kids and adopts a sensory approach towards excessive gaming. It will explore why kids go on overdrive and lose control, and will discuss the stages of gaming addiction as well as how to help your kids manage their gaming.

About the Trainer:

Mark Lim is a professional trainer and counsellor with more than 20 years of experience in the education and youth sector. He was a lecturer in the local polytechnic and a teacher in a leading secondary school. Mark has a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and a Certificate of Professional Practice in Special Needs. He is currently involved in family life work as a marriage mentor and counsellor, and he conducts parenting and mentoring programmes for various educational organisations as well as counselling for persons with special needs.

Registration Link: https://bit.ly/journeysinparenting

Do contact us for more information: mark@thesocialquotient.biz

The Social Quotient is partnering 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, hopes to raise awareness on the importance of mental health and empower participants with a deeper understanding of fostering early help-seeking behaviours.

Topics include 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

Register at https://npmhm2021.com/

Hope for the Weary Workshop Series

In light of the recent happenings in Singapore, The Social Factor is organising a series of mental wellness workshops to help us make sense of what’s going on. The workshop topics and content were crafted following a survey which assessed the needs of the community in the wake of the events.

All workshops are free and you are welcome to sign up for as many workshops as you wish.

Workshop Schedule:

How to Manage Stress & Deal with Depression (Fri 30 July 8-9.30pm)

How to Care for the Self (Fri 6 Aug 8-9.30pm)

How to Reduce Conflicts with your Child (Fri 13 Aug 8-9.30pm)

How to Build a Stronger Marriage (Fri 20 Aug 8-9.30pm)Jointly organised with Homeschool Singapore.

About the Trainer:

Mark Lim is a professional trainer and counsellor with more than 20 years of experience in the education and youth sector. He was a lecturer in the local polytechnic and a teacher in a leading secondary school. Mark has a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and a Certificate of Professional Practice in Special Needs. He is currently involved in family life work as a marriage mentor and counsellor, and he conducts parenting and mentoring programmes for various educational organisations as well as counselling for persons with special needs.

Registration Link: https://bit.ly/hope_workshops

While all workshops are free, do consider supporting the work that we do. You may contact us for more information: mark@thesocialquotient.biz