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LIFE Training

Calling out all church and ministry leaders, volunteers, befrienders and everyone who is keen on becoming a community carer to someone with suicide ideation. This LIFE Training is a 4-hours workshop that helps participants identify potential suicide cases and introduce the basic

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Empowerment for Effective Self Care Session 4

Session 4: Anxiety and Interpersonal Relationships Identifying how anxiety causes challenges in our relationships and vice versa (e.g. how anxiety can affect parenting style) Speakers 🎤1. Welcome Message – Rev. Ezekiel Tan [General Secretary, Bible Society of Singapore]2. “Anxiety and the

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Empowerment for Effective Self Care Session 3

Session 3: Self-Compassion – Embracing and reparenting ourselves in the midst of our challenges with loving kindness (struggling to be kind to ourselves) Speakers 🎤1. Welcome Message – Rev. Ezekiel Tan [General Secretary, Bible Society of Singapore]2. “Self Compassion and the

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Empowerment for Effective Self Care Session 2

Session 2: Emotion Regulation – Adopting effective anxiety management techniques Speakers 🎤1. Welcome Message – Rev. Ezekiel Tan [General Secretary, Bible Society of Singapore]2. “Do we worry? Or feel anxious?” – Rev Chua Seng Lee [Deputy Senior Pastor, Bethesda (Bedok-Tampines) Church]3.

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Empowerment for Effective Self Care Session 1

Session 1: Anxiety – Understanding anxiety as a normal emotional state and when it becomes a problem Speakers 🎤1. Welcome Message – Rev. Ezekiel Tan [General Secretary, Bible Society of Singapore]2. The Christian and Mental Health – Rev Chua Seng

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Launch of iFriend

On 9 September, the Alliance of Guest Workers Outreach – a movement of Hope Initiative Alliance – launched iFriend, a befriending programme to show appreciation, care and respect for guest workers. The programme includes training for volunteers to spot warning symptoms of mental distress in

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Christianity & Mental Disorders

As a practicing psychologist in Singapore, I have had the privilege of working with Christians in recovery from trauma, adverse childhood experiences, and a wide range of interpersonal challenges for more than two decades. These come, often as a last

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The Invisibles Exhibition

Hope Initiative Alliance collaborated with Lutheran Community Care Services, Care Corner Counselling Centre, and Trauma Healing Institute, to organise The Invisibles exhibition at Far East Plaza. Held from 12 – 21 July 2019, the exhibition aimed to promote the importance of mental

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The Invisibles Exhibition

Hope Initiative Alliance collaborated with Lutheran Community Care Services, Care Corner Counselling Centre, and Trauma Healing Institute, to organise The Invisibles exhibition at Far East Plaza. Held from 12 – 21 July 2019, the exhibition aimed to promote the importance of mental