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Health & Well-being Support

NTUC First Campus believe that proper physical health and mental well-being is important to give every child a good start in life, and enables them to shine beyond their formative years

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We provide low-income families with access to daily necessities, such as food and hygiene products. These practical forms of assistance support the health of our children and their families.

We regularly review our support areas and have broadened the scope of this pillar to include mental health support to families.

Providing Mental Health Support to Children and their Parents and Guardians is one of our new key focus

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about increased in stress that children and their parents and guardians experienced, particularly those from low-income families who face multiple challenges and additional challenges beyond pandemic-related stress.

With the awareness that there’s a gap in how mental health issues are identified at home and in school, NTUC First Campus’s Child Support Model will evolve its current forth pillar, Health and Nutrition Support, to form the new Health and Well-being support pillar.

We are kickstarting a series of initiatives that will focus on imparting coping skills to its staff, parents and guardians so they can better manage their mental well-being.

With the larger goal of strengthening the resilience of staff, parents and guardians for children from low-income and vulnerable families, NFC’s Child Support Services has launched a series of workshops conducted by Dr Ong Mian Li as part of a broader initiative to focus on parents’ and guardian’s mental well-being.

Children who have parents or guardians with poor mental health are significantly more likely to have poorer general health. This demographic is also more likely to have adverse childhood experiences, such as parental divorce, trauma, and/or nutritional and financial concerns. Addressing their mental health is absolutely critical in sustaining the well-being of our children as we navigate a post-pandemic world.

Dr Ong Mian Li

Clinical child and adolescent psychologist
Mental well-being consultant for NFC

Ong Mian Li, Ph.D. is a clinical child psychologist with expertise in childhood mood, behavioral and anxiety disorders. A Mayo Clinic fellow, Dr Ong has authored more than 80 research works and received global accolades for his work in global dissemination and implementation.

Part 1

At NTUC First Campus, the mental well-being of our children, parents and guardians are a priority.

In this three part series, we have gathered people of different age groups and asked them about ‘stress’ related questions – what does stress mean to them and what causes them to feel stress.

Part 2

How do you know when you are feeling stressed, angry or sad? How do you resolve these feelings?

As part of NTUC First Campus’ new key focus of providing mental health support to children and their parents and guardians, we have gathered and interviewed people of different age groups.

Part 3

To conclude the three part series about mental well-being, we have asked interviewees about what gives them strength to push through difficult times, and what makes them happy.

A positive mental well-being state is important and as an employer brand, NTUC First Campus’ prioritises that of our staff.

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