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 This page provides resources on mental health issues. Do visit the online portal below - it offers emotional wellness tools, tips and resources to equip you with the essential knowledge and skills to upkeep your physical and mental wellbeing. Find out more here: www.mindline.sg Let’s consider the topic of stress and dealing with difficult emotions Feeling stressed with all the group projects, Final-Year Projects, submission deadlines and exams? Stress, simply put, are feelings of being overwhelmed by a situation or change that causes physical, emotional or psychological pressure. Stress is our body’s response to anything that requires our attention or action. Everyone of us experience stress from time to time and to a certain degree. The way we respond to stress makes a big difference to our overall wellbeing. Sometimes we are able to change our situation. Other times, while our situation remains the same, we are able to change the way we respond to our situation. Remember to be kind and compassionate to yourself, by: Taking breaks Taking a deep breath Setting S.M.A.R.T goals Having adequate rest and sleep Treating yourself to a nice meal Talking to someone Engaging in leisure activities that make you happy and relax (For example, watching videos and shows that make you laugh, reading, exercising, baking, gaming) SMART is an acronym that stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-based. Each element of the SMART framework works together to create a goal that is carefully planned, clear and trackable. When we are able to track and see visible progress towards our goals, our sense of productivity and motivation naturally increase and the stress that we experience decrease consequently. Sometimes, the stress we experience might be helpful in keeping us on track and motivated in working towards our hopes and goals. Reflect on quote by Robert H. Schuller: Be encouraged that you are building up your mental toughness with each stress experience. Struggling with Internal Hijackers? Watch this video on the Internal Hijackers: Practice listening to your internal voices that are encouraging and helpful in moving you forward with any issues you are facing. You can choose to heed voices that help you the most.