1) Managing Stress & Anxiety – Community of Praise Baptist Church
Mark & Sue Lim from The Social Factor were invited to speak to the church congregation about how to manage stress and anxiety in the church. This was part of a series entitled “Pathways to Mental Wellness”, conducted by Community of Praise Baptist Church, in conjunction with International Mental Wellness Day.
2) Mental Wellness Concerns for Leaders – Community of Praise Baptist Church
This was a training session for church leaders which touched on a number of important issues:
- Managing Emotional Hurts & Holding Space
- Empathy & Empathic Listening
- Signs of Distress
- Common Mental Health Disorders
- Important Issues – Burnout & Exhaustion
3) Panel on Adoption & Fostering – NUS College of Alice and Peter Tan
Mark & Sue Lim of The Social Factor were invited to speak as part of a discussion panel on diverse families in Singapore. The sessions, in March and October 2021, are part of an ongoing module on “Unequal Parenthoods in Asia”, which examines how parenting roles and styles and perceptions of parenting are differentially produced across time, place and context.
4) Attention Workshop – MOE Gifted Education Branch
This programme, for English Language teachers aimed to achieve the following goals:
- To help participants have a better understanding of the challenges faced by gifted students;
- To learn about various classroom and instructional strategies that can be used to help gifted students; and
- To help students who may display traits of twice-exceptionality.
The emphasis of the session was on sensory considerations and how they affect students who have challenges in handwriting, reading and speaking.
5) Mental Wellness e-Workshops for Polytechnic Students – Ngee Ann Polytechnic
This was the second run of 23 mental wellness workshops that The Social Factor conducted for 1st Year Students at Ngee Ann Polytechnic. The curriculum for the 1.5-hour workshops was developed by the Ministry of Education, and students were equipped to recognise signs of distress as well as how to support themselves and their peers.
6) Respect & Responsibility e-Workshops for Polytechnic Students – Ngee Ann Polytechnic
This was the inaugural run of 57 mental wellness workshops that The Social Factor conducted for 1st Year Students at Ngee Ann Polytechnic. The emphasis was on how participants can be respectful in the school and in the workplace, when managing the various relationships that they encounter.
7) Nanyang Poly Learning Festival – Coping with Stress & Mental Wellbeing
The workshop aimed to achieve the following goals:
- To help participants learn the fundamentals of coping with stress and building mental wellbeing;
- To help participants recognise signs of distress and the need for help & support; and
- To help participants develop healthy support strategies.
8) Mental Wellness e-Workshops for Polytechnic Students – Nanyang Polytechnic
This is part of a regular run of mental wellness workshops conducted for 1st Year Students at Nanyang Polytechnic (January 22, May 22 and November 22). The curriculum for the 2-hour workshops was developed by the Ministry of Education, and students were equipped to recognise signs of distress as well as how to support themselves and their peers.
9) Peer Support Programme – Evergreen Secondary School
This was the second run of the Peer Support Programme conducted for Evergreen Secondary School Student Peer Supporters. This was run at both Basic and Intermediate Levels.