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Youth Alliance Masterclasses for Youths, Parents, Caregivers and Educators/Helping Professionals

08 Sep 2021

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Youth Alliance Masterclasses:  

Title:

Trauma Informed Care for Youths by Campus PSY (Singapore)

Synopsis:

“I want to be his/her good friend, I don’t know what’s bothering him/her, and I don’t know how to help”. Sounds familiar? Our interactions with young people often include questions about helping a friend, classmate, or colleague. And we want to empower you to be that first-line of support to your peers.

As part of the complementary series, our trainer from Campus PSY will draw on his/her experience as a mental health professional to help you understand how trauma can affect a young person, and how you can help. Bringing about healing through your supportive relationship with them, directing them to professional support, or preventing re-traumatisation in their interactions with you. 

Date: 26 Sep, Sun
Time: 10.30am

(Closed door session)

Cho Ming Xiu - YA

Speaker: 

Cho Ming Xiu 
Founder & Executive Director, Campus PSY (Singapore)

Cho Ming Xiu is the Founder & Executive Director of Campus PSY (Singapore). The registered non-profit organisation aims to promote mental health awareness and peer support among youths and young adults in schools and workplaces through advocacy, training, support, volunteering and intervention, to create an inclusive and supportive community for youths with mental health issues. As Co-Chair of the Youth Alliance, an Inter-Agency ground-up Mental Health Committee, comprising of Government, Healthcare, Social Service agencies and the Institutes of Higher Learning, catalysed by the National Council of Social Service (NCSS), in partnership with the National Mental Health Anti-Stigma Campaign, “Beyond the Label”, Ming Xiu co-leads the efforts in addressing the stigma towards youths with mental health issues in the Institutes of High Learning (IHLs) through public education, outreach and support.

Title:

Mindfulness (Finding Peace in a Frantic World) by TOUCH Community Services

Synopsis:

Feeling clueless about how to take care of your mental health Our mindfulness talks equip you with the knowledge and skills on how to do so. We use interesting activities to educate participants on the advantages of mindfulness and how to incorporate the various techniques into your everyday life. Register now to find out more! 

Date: 26 Sep, Sun
Time: 2pm

(Closed door session) 

PEGGY LIM - YA

Speaker: 

Peggy Lim

Social Worker, TOUCH Community Services 

Ms Peggy Lim is a social worker with the Mental Health team in TOUCH Integrated Family Group, TOUCH Community Services. Peggy has been working with young people since 2013, ranging from group work facilitation to counselling cases. Peggy is also an avid advocator of mental health and strives to build resilience in affected individuals. She has developed Upper Room, a mental health intervention for adolescents, and curated its groupwork curriculum. She hopes that her work would empower clients to become active contributors to the mental health cause.

Title:

Managing Performance Anxiety at School or Work or in Sport by Temasek Polytechnic

Synopsis:

Being able to manage our performance anxiety, at school or work or in sport is a crucial skill in our life. This is especially so if there are expectations from oneself and others. Inevitably, we may feel anxious from time to time. Performance anxiety is a complex psychological construct that encompasses the physiological and motor elements of completing a task. Every one of us is vulnerable to it. In this talk, we will look at how to manage our performance anxiety so that we can be more efficient in our given task.

Date: 26 Sep, Sun
Time: 4pm

(Closed door session) 

ANTHONY YEO - YA

Speaker: 

Anthony Yeo Lai Soon
Counsellor@Temasek Polytechnic

Anthony is a registered counsellor and clinical member with Singapore Association for Counselling.  He is currently a counsellor with Temasek Polytechnic, providing utmost quality of support to students struggling with mental health concerns.  Anthony received his Master of Social Science in professional counselling and Graduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision from Swinburne University of Technology with trainings in family therapy, expressive and sand play therapy. Anthony has 30 years of working and volunteering experiences in the social services industry. His passion in working with adolescents is rooted from his rich experiences and deep understanding of youth mental health trend. Anthony’s vision is to ensure his work provides a caring safe space for students and their families to experience their vulnerabilities while sharing their stories.

Title:

Trauma Informed Care for Educators/Helping Professionals by Campus PSY (Singapore)

Synopsis:

Dealing with trauma is an unspoken part of an educator’s work. Students who present themselves as difficult, rebellious, anxious, fearful, or aggressive often have unseen trauma that educators have to deal with.

Having a better understanding of trauma and learning how to help lower the prevalence of adverse childhood experiences as well as its associated mental health issues can make a difference to our students by breaking the cycle of behavioral problems, thus contributing to better academic and learning outcomes.

Date: 1 Oct, Fri
Time: 4pm

(Closed door session)

YOKE WEN - YA

Speaker: 

Lee Yoke Wen
Lead Trainer (Trauma-Informed Care), Campus PSY (Singapore)

Yoke Wen is a trauma-informed practitioner, trainer and writer. She founded SOMAYOKE in 2019 — a commitment to facilitate and hold safe spaces for trauma healing and mind-body wellness for children, teens, adults and communities. SOMAYOKE offers therapeutic services, trauma training, writing and consultation using body-based perspectives and tools to explore safety and healing in mind, body and breath.

Title:

Trauma Informed Care for Parents/Caregivers by Campus PSY (Singapore)

Synopsis:

Sometimes as parents and caregivers, we find ourselves frustrated and clueless. Why is my child behaving this way? Why is it that whatever I’ve been trying doesn’t seem to help? Sometimes odd or disruptive behaviours may be a child or young person’s attempt to cope with unseen trauma and pain.

Research shows the impact that a supportive parent/child relationship can have on mitigating the effects of trauma. Our trainer from Campus PSY wants to help empower you to identify, support, and facilitate healing to potential trauma in your child / ward, partner, and yourself.

Date: 1 Oct, Fri
Time: 9pm

(Closed door session)

YOKE WEN - YA

 

Speaker: 

Lee Yoke Wen
Lead Trainer (Trauma-Informed Care), Campus PSY (Singapore)

Yoke Wen is a trauma-informed practitioner, trainer and writer. She founded SOMAYOKE in 2019 — a commitment to facilitate and hold safe spaces for trauma healing and mind-body wellness for children, teens, adults and communities. SOMAYOKE offers therapeutic services, trauma training, writing and consultation using body-based perspectives and tools to explore safety and healing in mind, body and breath.

Title:

Reimagining Wellbeing through Wabi Sabi by Dr Adelina Ong from from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Synopsis:

This is workshop is cosplay-inspired. Participants will dress up as their favourite comic, film or TV character and use creative writing, movement and devised performance to reimagine what mental wellbeing looks like. As part of this workshop, we’ll also challenge unhealthy performances of wellbeing on social media and embrace imperfection. This workshop will touch on the performance of hyper-productivity on social media during lockdown, addiction to social validation on social media platforms and discuss ways of reimagining mental wellbeing that destigmatise living with mental health conditions.

Date: 3 Oct, Sun
Time: 4pm

(Closed door session) 

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Speaker: 

Dr Adelina Ong
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Dr. Adelina Ong is an applied performance researcher based at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (London, UK). She writes about Compassionate Mobilities (a theory for negotiated living developed from her practice as part of her PhD), death and AI chatbots for mental wellbeing. Her place practices are inspired by cosplay, Death Cafes, D&D (Dungeons & Dragons) and urban arts (parkour, Art du Déplacement (the art of displacement), breakin’ (breakdancing) and graffiti). She has published in Theatre Research International, Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance (RiDE) and co-edited a special issue of RiDE ‘On Access’ with Colette Conroy and Dirk Rodricks. She has also contributed chapters to The Applied Theatre Reader (Second Edition) (2020) and the Routledge Handbook of Placemaking (2020).

 

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