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AWE E-learning Training Course

9th July 2019

The Age Well Everyday (AWE) Programme is an evidence-based, volunteer-driven community programme that aims to prevent or delay the onset of dementia and improve the quality of life of the elderly. It is currently being carried out by volunteer trainers at various community centres in Singapore. Programmes include components such as HEALTH EDUCATION, MINDFUL AWARENESS…

Age Well Everyday (AWE) Lifestyle Management Course

9th July 2019

In a recent collaboration with National Silver Academy (NSA), NUS Mind-Science Centre (MSC) is offering the AWE Lifestyle Management Course tailored specifically for Active Ageing. NSA is a network of educational institutions and community-based organisations that offers learning opportunities for seniors aged 50 and above at subsidised rates. Visit National Silver Academy. Course Details The…

Singaporeans are living longer, but is quality of life better?

21st June 2019

According to a published report on “The Burden of Disease in Singapore, 1990–2017” on the Ministry of Health website on 31 May 2019, Singaporeans are living longer and healthier lives than most people globally. However, the additional years of lifespan are spent coping with age-related health problems, as observed in many other affluent places.  …

There can be no health without mental health

15th May 2019

The 2016 Singapore Mental Health Study conducted nation-wide was published recently, and there was an increased rate of common mental health conditions. One in seven adults experience a mood, anxiety or alcohol use disorder in their lifetime. More importantly, about 75% did not seek help. This is a concern as a delay in seeking treatment…

A Mindfulness Talk by Dr Alan Wallace on 20 Jan 2019

4th March 2019

NUS Mind Science Centre (MSC) organised “A Key to Mental Resilience: A Meaningful Life”, on 20 Jan 2019, at National Gallery Singapore. The event was attended by distinguished guests such as Mr Hsieh Fu Hua, Chairman of NUHS Board and Emeritus Professor Lim Pin, together with health practitioners, invited guests and volunteer trainers. The key…

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…