T’is the season to be jolly!

With the new Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) phase 3 opening, it is now easier to reach our counselling centre! A counselling centre needs to maintain a distance of privacy while having good accessibility. The Counselling Centre is located near Shenton Way MRT station (TE19), alongside Raffles MRT station (NSL), Tanjong Pagar MRT station (EWL) and Telok Ayer (DTL).

The Lion Mind team has been picking up our pace with seminars, webinars, and dialogues on mental health in November. And there will be more in December! We will have our last intake on Basic Counselling Skills for Basic Counselling Skills. Come learn how to communicate better with your family, friends, and loved ones. If you want to manage your stress and burnout, we have an in-house seminar on “Coping with Stress & Burnout” on the same day!

In addition, the final Psychotherapeutic Approaches (CBT) intake is currently in progress. My team is looking into reworking the workshops, seminars, and webinars for 2023 to meet the demands better. For maximum classroom effectiveness, all future workshop sizes will be capped between 6 to 8 pax. We will also be reducing the frequency to 2 intakes per year.

SIM hosted its annual Educators Conference 2022. The theme this year is “Impact the Future of Education Today”. Vivien, our in-house Associate Psychologist, was invited for dialogue as an industry expert and a Panel Speaker. A wide range of topics, including cyberbullying, suicide and anxiety among Youth, were covered.

While our team were busy, we also took time for self-care. We recently celebrated Thanksgiving together with our internal Christmas Tree Light-up event. Each team member wrote their wishes and gratitude on a wish card and hung it on the Christmas tree. We had a team dinner after that. Our next in-house celebration would be our team Christmas brunch.

We are still looking for volunteers to assist with our daily operations. If you are currently an undergraduate student and want the necessary exposure to the mental health industry, join us!

Our 5th anniversary is around the corner! Our team is working on an exciting new launch next year. So do keep a look out for it!

Wishing everyone a jolly Christmas 2022!