Individual Counselling Student Care Services & Network Information on Mental Health Individual Counselling Individual Counselling Student Care Services & Network Information on Mental Health Individual Counselling Student life can be stressful. Instead of dealing with it alone, talking to a student counsellor may help for a start. Our counsellors are ever ready to have a chat about any problems you may have – whether it’s schoolwork, family or relationship issues. During this period of home-based learning, the counsellors will continue to be available to provide any support you may need via any of these modes: For first-time appointment booking of a Counselling Session - Access the Appointment form - Email email@example.com For General Chat related to Counselling issues (non-crises related) - Access Hi-Chat** from your handphone between 1100hrs -1300hrs; Mon - Fri. **This chatline does not handle urgent crises. For Crisis Matters requiring immediate, urgent attention - Call the crisis hotline at 6550 0123 (during office hours) Student Care Services As our student, you will have a Personal Mentor assigned to you. Your Personal Mentor is both a friend and a counsellor, providing you guidance, advice and a listening ear when you need it. Sometimes, it’s easier to relate to a peer, which is why all first-year students get matched with one. Student Mentors are senior students who will help you settle into life at NYP. Information on Mental Health Mental Health Issues In this page we are introducing resources on mental health issues. Do check out the online portal below that offers emotional wellness tools, tips and resources to equip you with the essential knowledge and skills to upkeep your physical and mental wellbeing. Click the link to find out more: www.mindline.sg Let’s start on the topic of Depression We do feel depressed from time to time because of certain events in our lives or just because of a bout of the blues especially on Mondays?! Depression is also known as the common flu of mental health disorders because of the commonness in our lives and it affects everyone at one point or time. Depression that is of concern is the mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest in our usual activities. The formal psychiatric diagnosis of major depressive disorder or clinical depression affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to other emotional and physical problems. You may have difficulties doing normal day-to-day activities, and sometimes you may feel as if life is just too hard. Sadly, many who do not understand fully about clinical depression often see it as a weakness and provide the well-meaning advice of just "snap out" of it. Clinical depression may require long-term treatment and most people with depression feel better with medication, psychotherapy or both. Depression, Myths and Stigma Watch this video to learn more about depression and the myths that it encompasses with. Source: https://www.imh.com.sg/wellness/video-gallery Our life experiences can be likened to a roller coaster ride and we may experience ups and down momentarily when navigating through the vicissitudes of life. At times, we would encounter difficulties that can be overwhelming and discouraging, we either resort to self blaming or wallow in self pity. Here are some helpful tips to encourage you when you encouter challenges in life.