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NUS Greater Good Series – Resilience Across the Age Continuum

11th February 2019

The National University of Singapore (NUS) Greater Good Series kicked off the year with a most pertinent topic in our fast evolving and challenging times: Resilience Across the Age Continuum. The event was held in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the NUS Department of Psychological Medicine and the 5th NUS International Academic Psychiatry Conference. In his welcome…

5th Lee Kim Tah Lecture: Mental Health in the City – Living, Working & Ageing in Singapore

31st January 2019

NUS Mind Science Centre organised the 5th Lee Kim Tah public seminar on 20 Jan 2019 at the National Gallery Singapore, Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium. Titled Mental Health in the City: Living, Working and Ageing in Singapore, the public seminar started off with an opening address by Associate Professor John Wong Chee Meng, who expressed appreciation…

Upcoming: 5th Lee Kim Tah Lecture: Mental Health in the City

15th December 2018

NUS Department of Psychological Medicine, Mind Science Centre, is organising the 5th Lee Kim Tah Lecture: Mental Health in the City. Living, Working and Ageing in Singapore. In this public symposium, Professor Norman Sartorius, former director of Mental Health, World Health Organisation and President of the World Psychiatric Association, together with local NUH clinicians, Dr. Celine…

Greater Good Series Dinner Dialogue: The Community Health Intergenerational (CHI) Study

5th December 2018

The NUS Mind-Science Centre organised the Greater Good Series Dinner Dialogue on 21 November 2018 at Regent Hotel Singapore, presenting the Community Health Intergenerational (CHI) Study to distinguished guests, industry professionals and recurring donors. CHI Study (Hannah) Being the region’s first multi-disciplinary and intergenerational ageing research, the CHI study aims to holistically investigate the biological,…

Partnership Formed to Train Community Health Volunteers for the Elderly

27th February 2018

Wanted: volunteers to be trained to help keep elderly people mentally alert through planned and structured activities. These volunteers will be trained through online courses as well as classroom sessions taught by experts in a new programme that is being developed by a consortium of agencies and headed by the NUS Mind-Science Centre (NMSC) at…

Reminder for MSC-Seed Grant Call

17th January 2018

The Mind-Science Centre (MSC) is an academic research centre at the Department of Psychological Medicine under the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. The Centre aims to be a knowledge centre of excellence for psychological research, education and service with a non-drug approach.  The Centre also aims to focus its research to the local context…

Mind-Science Centre Greater Good Series Event – How to Build Mental Resilience in Our Youth?

23rd November 2017

To conclude the Inaugural Hikikomori Round Table and Symposium, MSC has organised the Greater Good Series Dinner Dialogue at Orchard Hotel Singapore as the finale. Prof Lo Tit Wing, A/Prof Takahiro A. Kato and A/Prof John Wong Chee Meng explored potential suggestions to build mental resilience amongst our adolescents and youth for a more resilient…

Hikikomori – Hidden Youth Syndrome Symposium 2017

23rd November 2017

Hikikomori – Hidden Youth is an evolving syndrome affecting late adolescents and young adults, presenting with features of social withdrawal, isolation, depression, social anxiety with psychosocial impairment and internet gaming addiction, which is estimated to affect 1.6 percent of youth globally, especially in Asian cities like Japan, Hong Kong, China and Singapore. With over 100…

Hikikomori – Hidden Youth Syndrome Round Table Discussion 2017

22nd November 2017

A panel of 33 mental health multidisciplinary professionals across psychology, psychiatry, the arts council, the ministry of education, voluntary work organisations and academicians with expertise predominantly within the Asian region gathered at the inaugural Round Table discussion at NUHS Tower Block on 22 November 2017. The enthusiastic response to invitations allude that Hikikomori as a…

Mind-Science Centre Greater Good Series Event – Can dementia be prevented? A behavioural approach through diet, music and Chinese painting.

2nd November 2017

When the secretases that produce Aβ were first identified in the late 1990s, some people felt that the writing was on the wall for Alzheimer’s disease: a little effort on protease inhibitor development and the end was near. History has proven the over-optimism of this naïve view. Several hundred dementia treatment trials have failed, which…