About The Forum

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to many shocks that have distressed Singaporeans’ mental wellbeing. These range from anxiety over the highly transmittable and potentially deadly virus itself to the prospect of economic decline and unemployment, a potential shortage of essential goods, and restrictions on movement and social contact both within and across national borders. In Singapore, such stressors have led to behaviors such as panic buying at supermarkets, a rise in calls to suicide prevention and crisis hotlines and domestic abuse cases.

The number of suicides in Singapore rose 10 per cent last year, with suicides among boys aged 10 to 19 at a record high. Total of 94 people aged between 10 and 29 killed themselves in 2020. Among boys aged between 10 and 19 years old, there were 19 suicides in 2020 – the highest since it began keeping records in 1991 and almost triple the seven cases recorded in 2017.

Themed Suicide Prevention, the Student Mental Health Wellbeing & Suicide Prevention Forum held on 14 – 16 February 2022 in Singapore (via Zoom) will create the strategic platform to address the burning issues related to mental health and well-being among students and educators. This forum is recognized as a prestigious gathering of more than 100+ Mental Health and Wellbeing experts, policymakers, councilors, educators to convene and discuss best practices, approaches and proven solutions to achieve effective well-being programmes for students and educators.

Meet experts, policymakers, councilors, educators at one singular platform and take away key valuables to improve and enhance the mental health and well-being of students and educators.  This forum is an excellent networking opportunity not to be missed!

Why Join This Forum

  1. Witness effective case studies from schools that have successfully improved student mental health and wellbeing
  2. Discover new technologies and innovations to help deter cyberbullying and other causes of student depression and anxiety
  3. Learn to identify early warning signs of mental illness and suicidal tendencies among students
  4. Take away proven strategies to detect and deal with substance abuse in schools
  5. Gain access to a singular platform for networking with key policymakers, councillors, educators and experts
  6. Discuss strategies to help teachers and principals cope with burnout
  7. Understand the root causes of racial, gender and religious discrimination and how to tackle these
  8. Explore ways to prevent physical bullying and harassment and help students deal with its effects
  9. Delve into the role of social media in student mental health issues
  10. See how positive education can help strengthen mental resilience from the curriculum up

The Forum At A Glance

Day 1: Monday, 14 February 2022 | Main Forum

  • Singapore’s Student Mental Health And Suicide Crisis And Why It Is At A Tipping Point
  • Co-Navigating Our Youths Through A Universal Storm Using Our Personality Compass
  • Tackling “Shame-Based” Stigma And Discrimination Surrounding Mental Health Issues
  • Preparing Students For The Transition To University To Reduce The Risk Of Mental Health Problems
  • Build Mental Resiliency In Schools To Prevent Student Depression, Mental Illness And Suicidal Thinking
  • Identifying Warning Signs Of Hidden Student Depression, Mental Illness, Anxiety And Suicidal Thinking

Day 2: Tuesday, 15 February 2022 | Main Forum

  • Tackling Further Discrimination And Rising Trends
  • The Role of School, Community And Health Care And In Youth Mental Health Prevention And Intervention
  • Keeping Teachers From Burning Out And Improving Wellbeing Of Principals In Schools
  • Improving Mental Health For Students With Learning Disabilities
  • Improving Mental Health For Students With Substance Abuse

Day 3: Wednesday, 16 February 2022 | Post-Forum Workshops

  • From Creative To Resilience: Using Art To Achieve Self-Care And Stress Relieve
  • Managing Psychological Energy For Personal Wellbeing

Past Participating Companies

  • Aged Care Industry Association
  • Aged Care Nurse Advisor
  • Anglican Church Grammar School
  • Australian Journal of Dementia Care
  • Australian National Lifestyle Assist
  • Baldivis Secondary College
  • Barossa Hills Fleurieu Local Health Network
  • Bayview Gardens Nursing Home (JAPARA)
  • Bethesda Care
  • Blacktown Hospital
  • Brigidine College St Ives
  • Brisbane School of Distance Education
  • Brotherhood St Laurence
  • Broughton Anglican College
  • Bully Zero
  • Calvary Health Care
  • Camden Haven High School
  • Catholic Education Diocese Wagga
  • Catholic Regional College Sydenham
  • Chaiyolee Wellness Corporation
  • Child and Youth Mental Health Service
  • College of Law
  • Concordia College
  • Dementia Australia
  • Deptment of Education
  • Dying With Dignity Victoria
  • Eastern Palliative Care
  • Education Queensland
  • Edward John Eyre High School
  • Emanuel School
  • Empower Healthcare
  • Fadden Primary School
  • Gilgandra Shire Council
  • Health Business Solutions
  • Hovi Care Group
  • Hovi Club, Teuku Umar
  • Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
  • Illume Group
  • Kalinda SSP
  • King’s College
  • Launceston College
  • Loyola College
  • MidCentral DHB
  • Montessori for Dementia Care
  • Mount Alvernia College
  • North Eastern Rehab Centre
  • Northern Health
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Online Education Services
  • Opal Health Care
  • Peninsula Health
  • PeterMac Home
  • Pymble Ladies’ College
  • Qld Health
  • Queensland College of Teachers
  • Rural and Remote Medical Services
  • SA Ambulance Service
  • Sacred Heart Mission
  • Saint Stephen’s College
  • Sandra Capito Consulting
  • Scotch College Adelaide
  • Southern Cross Care
  • St Cuthbert’s College
  • St Francis of Assisi Primary School
  • St Luke’s Care
  • St Peter’s Anglican College Broulee
  • Sundale Ltd
  • The Bidgee School
  • The Hutchins School
  • The Southport School
  • The University of Auckland
  • Toowoomba Grammar School
  • Trinity College The University of Melbourne
  • University of Canberra
  • University of Southern Queensland
  • UNSW Global Education
  • Victoria University of Wellington
  • Westminster School