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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…

Lee Kim Tah Lecture 2017 Proudly Presents “Medications: What the Elderly Should Know”

20th February 2017

Join us for this exciting lecture on the 18th of March (Saturday) 8.30am at the Training and Research Academy @ Jurong Point (TaRA@JP)! Kindly sign up through Lily at 6334 4445 ext 110 or email lily@nullpcs.org.sg

Colours of Ageing Book Launch

20th February 2017

COLOURS OF AGEING – 30 Years of Research on the Mental Health of the Singapore Elderly Ageing is not all grey. Elderly people are often portrayed in grim statistics as a faceless population. This book is not about arid facts but explores the mind of a generation who survived the Second World War and witnessed…

Survey to be formed to study suicides among young people

22nd October 2016

A questionnaire will be developed for police investigation officers to complete in their interviews with victims’ family and witnesses following suicide cases involving young people.

S’pore ranked 4th in mental health index for Asia-Pacific

11th October 2016

Singapore has been ranked fourth out of 15 territories in the Asia-Pacific for policies and services which help people with mental illness to integrate into society.New Zealand, Australia and…