Mental Health Awareness Workshop
Silver Ribbon (Singapore) has been promoting positive mental health among
- domestic workers
- psychiatric inmates
- grassroots leaders
- religious leaders
- school teachers and counsellors
- staffs of government agencies and corporate partners
- staffs and volunteers of voluntary welfare organisations
Upon request, we will customise the duration and topics of our talks according to the needs of targeted audience.
Mental Health First Aid
The MHFA course was originally developed by Betty Kitchener and Professor Anthony Jorm (Australia, University of Melbourne) in 2000, with intention of raising mental health literacy in the Australian community and was introduced in Singapore in 2006. A group of 7 instructors from NUS and community agencies were trained as instructors to provide the MHFA training. The program had received favourable feedback and with the increase in requests for the course, there was a need to establish a local program, MHFA (Singapore) to make the training more applicable and readily available to the larger community in Singapore. In July 2007, a memorandum of understanding was signed by MHFA Australia and Changi General Hospital, to improve mental health literacy among Singaporeans.
At the 2-day workshop, participants learn to
- identify signs and symptoms of Psychosis, Depression, Anxiety Disorders, & Substance Abuse Disorder,
- apply 5 basic MHFA steps to manage mental health crises.