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Individual counselling for staff is available through the Help Employees with Advice, Resources & Therapy (NUSHeart) Programme. Staff seeking professional support and consultation may approach NUSHeart for a confidential assessment as well as short-term counselling services held away from the University premises.

Contact details are available in the Staff Portal or here.

 

LUNCHTIME TALKS


Date Topic
28 July 2022 (1pm – 2pm)

Destigmatizing Mental Health

Mental health is the biggest cause for concern amongst employers as it results in issues like absenteeism, low productivity, missed deadlines and targets, high staff turnovers and interpersonal issues. The goal of this session is to create awareness of behavioural indicators and also provide support to co-workers who are facing individual emotional concerns.

Participants will be able to:
• Know why mental health awareness is important 
• Understand mental health and different conditions
• Recognise signs of concerns
• Learn how to support a colleague
• Discover steps to take in a crisis

Webinar
Slides

26 May 2022 (1pm – 2pm)

Identify Signs of Addiction in a Loved One

There are keys signs and symptoms to look out for if you think a loved one may have an addiction. This session will provide an overview of this complex situation and options to consider when looking for help. 

Participants will be able to:
• Define addiction 
• Identify common signs and behaviors of addiction
• Locate options for obtaining help for both loved one and themselves

Webinar
Slides

 24 March 2022 (1pm to 2pm)

Discover the World of Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence requires skills such as self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills. Embracing the nuances of human emotionhave demonstrated several benefits, particularly at work, such as better collaboration, compassionate leadership, boosted morale and overall a happier and healthier workplace.

Participants will learn:
• The ability to cope with daily situations and get along in the world including cognitive and emotional intelligence.
• An "amygdala attack" of panic reactions results when cognitive thinking stops
• Calm breathing and focused listening adds to EQ

Webinar
Slides

 18 March 2022 (1pm to 2pm)

Self-care: Caring for Yourself as a Woman

Challenges to women’s health vary according to age. A working woman can be more productive when she has a better understanding of her physical and psychological challenges, so that she can be more mindful and adopt an effective balance of her work and life. This session focuses on exploring the potential risks to women’s health status at different ages.

Participants will be able to:
• Develop strategies to cope with the challenges for that particular age
• Remain resilient and achieve a balance of their work and life

Webinar
Slides

 17 March 2022 (1pm to 2pm)

The Pressures of Being a Professional and a Parent

Making the transition to being a parent while remaining committed to your career can be tough. Juggling multiple pressures from your home responsibilities and your work life is never easy, and cultural expectations can make this particularly difficult for women, leading many to believe that having children will make it difficult for them to fulfil their career aspirations.

Participants will be able to:
• Discover a true balance between domestic and professional commitments
• Find harmony in the way between these two very different identities.

Webinar
Slides

 Available from 8 March 2022

Achieving Gender Equality and a Sustainable Future

Every year, International Women’s Day is held to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. This year’s theme is “Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow,” recognizing the contribution of women around the world who are leading initiatives on climate change adaptation, mitigation, and response, to build a more sustainable future for all.

Participants will be able to:
• Understand women’s roles in environmental actions and leadership to ensure a sustainable future
• Encourage women to participate in protecting their communities and environment
• Increase awareness of taking action to protect our environment, participating in conservation and recovery decisions.
• Promote positive changes through movements that could make long-term changes for all

Webcast

27 January 2022 (3pm – 5pm)

Healthy Mind Toolkit - Boosting Your Mental Health

“New Year 2022 brings to you a brand new start to reflect about your Mental Health. We prepare toolkits for you to kickstart your new year with healthier frame of mind. Take this opportunity to learn mental health strategies to breeze through the year!”

Participants will be able to:
• Learn how to optimize levels of mental health
• Identify ways to manage adversity and change
• Learn practical stress management strategies
• Develop structured mechanisms for building better mental health. 

Webinar
Slides

30 December 2021 (1pm – 2pm)

Feeling the Impact of Trauma - Reach Out for Help

“With the festive season round the corner, many are taking this time to rejuvenate and reflect on our own personal wellbeing. These last two years have been challenging for us. If you have experienced trauma or have been through difficult events and are struggling to cope, just know that you are not alone. Learn what trauma looks like, how to seek help and regain our emotional balance after trauma.”

Participants will be able to:
• Understand the effect of continual exposure to trauma and learn the cycle of trauma and recovery
• Explore strategies to use in regaining emotional balance after trauma
• Address personal reactions to stigma of seeking help and overcoming those reactions

Webinar
Slides

25 November 2021 (1pm – 2pm)

Understanding Depression and Suicide

Participants will be able to:
• Gain insight into depression and suicidal thoughts
• Explore coping strategies to deal with difficult situations
• Understand ways to support others

Webinar
Slides

10 October 2021 (1pm – 2pm)

World Mental Health Day 2021

On 10 October every year, we celebrate World Mental Health Day. This is an opportunity to discuss about mental health issues, such as emotional, psychological, and social well-being.

On this day, NUSHeart is proud to partner our vendor Workplace Options to raise awareness of mental health issues and to mobilize efforts in support of mental health.

In this thought-provoking webinar, we provide the tools and techniques to help individuals take a positive and active approach to prioritising their own mental wellbeing. Discussion points include:

• Finding balance between positive and negative emotions
• Developing coping skills and methods to deal with stressful situations
• Practicing gratitude by being appreciative of simple pleasure in life

Click here to access the on-demand webinar, available starting from Sunday, 10 October 2021.

30 September 2021 (1pm – 2pm)

Disrupting Negative Thoughts

Participants will be able to:
• Identify the symptoms and causes of negative thoughts
• Apply strategies to disrupt negative thoughts
• Understand when additional help is needed and the types of help available

Webinar
Slides

29 July 2021 (1pm - 2pm)

Effective Communication in a Virtual World

Participants will be able to:
• Build knowledge and insight to communicate in a way that drives positive working behaviours
• Conduct professionally when working remotely
• Manage expectations and interact effectively when working remotely.

Webinar
Slides

24 June 2021 (1pm – 2pm)

Understanding Mental Health: “Mental Health: Recognize and Respond”

Participants will be able to:
• Know why mental health awareness is important
• Understand mental health and different conditions
• Recognise signs of concern

Webinar
Slides

27 May 2021 (12.15pm – 2pm)

Session 2 (Recommended for all Reporting Managers)
Reporting Managers are recommended to attend Session 1

"Mental Heallth: recognise and respond for mental health" (1 hour)

Participants will be able to:
• Understand mental health and different conditions
• Recognise signs of concern
• Establish strategies for having a conversation with an employee in need of support

"Manager's Guide to NUSHeart" (30 mins)

Participants will be able to:
• Get an overview of the NUSHeart programme
• Understand how to use the service as a management tool
• Apply the steps to assist and refer employees to the service

Q&A session (15 mins)

Webinar
Slides 1   /    2

20 May 2021 (12.15pm – 2pm)

Session 1 (Recommended for all Employees)

"Will there be a couch? What to expect from counselling" (1 hour)

Participants will be able to:
• Understand some of the myths and realities of counselling
• Identify different types of therapy and counsellors
• Understand what to expect in a counselling session

"Employee's Guide to NUSHeart" (30 mins)

Participants will be able to:
• Get an overview of the NUSHeart programme
• Understand when to use and how to access the service

Q&A session (15 mins)

Webinar
Slides 1   /    2

29 April 2021 (1pm – 2pm)

Empathy & Respect: “Building Positive Relationships at Work”

Participants will be able to:
• Understand the importance of focusing on interpersonal relationships at work
• Recognise patterns in their own behaviour that may impact their relationships negatively
• Be mindful of changes that they need to bring about to positively impact their relationships

Webinar
Slides

25 February 2021 (1pm – 2pm)

Self-Care Matters: “Making a Life while Making a Living: Work-Life Synergy”

Participants will be able to:
• Identify various ways to achieve balance with personal, family and work responsibilities
• Learn time management strategies to manage multiple demands effectively
• Develop an action plan to balance their own work and life demands

Webinar
Slides


 

 

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