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
Thank you for the yummy food and keeping me healthy!
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 Caregivers is one of our new key focus
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about increased in stress that children and their caregivers 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 children so they can better manage their mental well-being.
With the larger goal of strengthening the resilience of staff and caregivers 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 caregivers’ mental well-being.
Dr Ong Mian Li
Clinical child and adolescent psychologist
Mental well-being consultant for NFC
Here are some ways caregivers can encourage children in a healthier way
Mindful relaxation with your
A twice daily routine
Make playtime special
Set at least 5 minutes aside for your child
Better food choices
With all the good benefits
Encourage your child in a better way
Create positive habits
Our Key Programmes for
Health & Well-being Support
CEEs learn to rapidly evaluate a resistant caregiver’s concerns, assess readiness for change, and prescribe a clear action plan for the resistant caregiver. CEEs also build an individualised self-care toolkit.
Resilient caregivers are better able to support healthy development of their children. Caregivers learn the process of building and maintaining an individualized stress management and parenting skills toolkit.
Child Enabling Executives (CEEs), who are the designated first points of contact for low-income and vulnerable parents, impart these skills and knowledge on to the parents.
Enables low-income families to purchase essential items for their children’s health and development. Beneficiaries receive cash vouchers to purchase infant nutrition products suitable for each stage of their child’s development.
Equip families to better care for the health of their children and give them a good start in life. Food packs comprise of specially curated food items such as fruits and vegetables, FairPrice Housebrand food products with the ‘Healthier Choice’ symbol.
A specially designed programme that exposes children from low-income families to niche areas of sports and creative arts to provide them with opportunities to nurture their talent in these areas.
NTUC First Campus sees every child as a special person, and provides birthday cakes to children from low-income families on their special days through the You Are Special!
The CapitaLand-Bright Horizons Fund Ready-for-School programme provides practical assistance to children from low-income families to get them ready for primary school.
In support of low-income families at My First Skool, a carefully designed Family and Child Activity Kit aims to provide opportunities for families to bond at home through fun activities.
Educational tours and excursions are organised for low-income families and their children to provide them with family bonding opportunities.
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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 80+ research works and received global accolades for his work in global dissemination and implementation.
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