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Health and Well-Being Support

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

We provide low income families with access to daily necessities, such as food and hygeine products. These practical forms of assistances support the health of our children and their families. We have also recently 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 key new 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 as part of a broader initiative to focus on caregivers’ mental well-being.

Children who have caregivers 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 caregiver mental health is absolutely critical in sustaining the wellbeing 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

Mental Well-Being Tips

Here are some ways caregivers can encourage children in a healthier way

Focus on what was done well and give praises

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Acknowledge their feelings without reinforcing negative behaviours

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Always let them know how much you love them and make them feel safe

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Meet the Team behind NFC’s Health and Well-being Support

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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Learn about other support areas in our Child Support Model

Financial

Helping families afford preschool education and unlocking ending possibilities for their young ones

Social

Building close relationships with children and parents and providing a listening ear to them

Health and Wellbeing

Offering targeted learning support through our intervention programmes