Duration: 1 day
Dates: 1 December 2022, 8 April 2023 and 28 October 2023
Venue: Singapore University of Social Sciences
Discover how you can strengthen your mental resilience and well-being, which are important factors of successful ageing! Join us to learn about mental well-being and the common issues affecting it. In our daily lives, we may face stressors which affect our ability to experience life in a positive manner and could increase our vulnerability to mental health difficulties. Through experiential learning, this course will help you pick up practical tips to enhance and maintain your mental well-being.
Senior citizens, caregiver
WHY seniors are prone to mental well-being challenges?
WHAT are the common mental well-being issues faced by seniors?
- Common Mental Well-Being Issues in Seniors
HOW to deal with them?
- Successful Ageing and How to Get There
- Overcoming the Challenges of Mental Well-Being
- Tips on Self-Care for Better Mental Well-being
- Be aware of some most common mental well-being issues faced by seniors and why they occur.
- Be able to recognise the signs and symptoms of these mental well-being issues, and know of approaches, techniques and resources to prevent and manage them.
- Acquire a positive outlook towards ageing.
A. Knowledge and Understanding (Theory Component)
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
Changes associated with ageing that challenge seniors’ mental well-being
Stress and its physiological reactions
Common mental well-being issues of stress, anxiety and depression, and their signs and symptoms
Complications of mental ill-being
Factors that promote mental well-being and resilience
B. Key Skills (Practical Component)
At the end of this course, participants will be able to apply practical tips, identify positive attitudes and mindsets to cultivate for enhancing and sustaining mental well-being, namely:
How to maintain mental well-being as we age
Medical and professional care: What, Where, When and How to seek help
Accepting mental health issues as being a common human experience, overcoming the prejudices and stigma against them
Confident that anyone can overcome mental health issues with a positive mindset and some external help
Have empathy and motivation to reach out to and connect with families and friends as a means to strengthen mental well-being in oneself and others
| Day 1|
|09:00 – 09:30||Welcome and Introduction|
|09:30 – 10:15||Game|
|10:15 – 10:45||Lecture|
|10:45 – 11:00||Break|
|11:00 – 12:00||Lecture|
|12:00 – 13:00||Lunch|
|13:00 – 14:00||Reflection|
|14:00 – 15:00||Lecture|
|15:00 – 15:15||Break|
|15:15 – 15:45 ||Group Discussion|
|15:45 – 16:15||Summary of Learning Points|
|16:15 – 16:30||Closing|
Singapore University of Social Sciences reserves the right to amend and/or revise the above schedule without prior notice
Associate Professor Ivy Chia
S R Nathan School of Human Development
Dr Ivy Chia is currently the Head of Programme at the Singapore University of Social Sciences. She received her PhD from University of Cambridge, and completed her Masters at the University College London. She is an advocate of mental well-being and interested in building resilience for latter years. She is also a certified Lego Serious Play facilitator, and did training in “Designing Your Life” series started by the Stanford Life Design Lab. The latter explores how to reframe life goals, to get unstuck in life issues, so as to experience life more fully and meaningfully.
Please submit the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Coloured copy (back and front) of NRIC for Singaporeans and PRs, or "Employment"/"S" Pass for foreign applicant
- Application form
Singaporeans aged below 50 / Permanent Resident / Other Resident
|National Silver Academy Subsidy1|
(S’poreans aged 50 and above)
|Full Course fee (A)||$100||$100|
|NSA subsidy (80%) (B)||-||($80)|
|Nett course fee (A) - (B) = (C)||$100||$20|
|7% GST on nett course fee (D)||$7||$7|
|Total nett course fee payable, including GST (C) + (D) = (E)||$107||$27|
1National Silver Academy Subsidy
Singaporeans aged 50 and above may enjoy subsidies up to 80% of the course fees.
The course fees are reviewed annually and may be revised. The University reserves the right to adjust the course fees without prior notice.
For clarification, please contact the Centre for Continuing and Professional Education (CCPE) via the following:
Telephone: +65 6248 0263