Coronavirus (COVID-19) Mental Health Support

Online Counselling

Since the COVID-19 outbreak in December 2019, countries (such as Singapore, New Zealand and Italy) have been shutting down their borders, implementing lockdowns that continue to stretch for weeks and limit the movement of citizens to minize the spread of the virus.

This has also sparked off the world’s largest work-from-home experiment where organisations and employees scramble to setup the infrastructure needed to work from home. Schools are also closely monitoring their students and keeping tabs on those who have been issued Stay Home Notices (SHNs) to ensure that no one violates the order.

These developments may impact the mental well-being of individuals where they may experience the following:

  • Anxiety as a result of constant exposure to the news about increasing number of infections
  • Fear and distress over uncertainty about the economy and careers
  • Worry about the health of their loved ones
  • Social isolation as they are now working from home and have minimal social contact with others

We are saddened to hear about the passing of Mr Thomas Schaefer, the finance minister of Germany’s Hesse state. He took his life after becoming deeply worried over how to cope with the economic fallout of COVID-19. This highlights the magnitude of the mental stress and pressure that one can face during this difficult time.

It is important for the individual to know that it is okay to feel vulnerable as we go through this period of uncertainty, particularly so if s/he had experienced mental health issues in the past.

We need to remain vigilant and look after the mental well-being of all staff and employees. As such, Singapore Counselling Centre is providing a per-pay-use COVID-19 Mental Health Support package for companies who wish to provide their staff with video counselling sessions.

Provision of Counselling Sessions

Employees can contact SCC directly via phone, email or WhatsApp to request for an appointment. SCC has counselling sessions available seven days a week. The session can be conducted via video counselling or face-to-face at our premises at 51 Cuppage Road. Click here to read about the precautionary measures that our organisation is taking against COVID-19.

Live  Webinars for Mental Wellness Talks

We are also able to conduct corporate talks for your team via webinars! This will enable your team who is working from home to tune in to listen to the speaker. Sessions will be hosted via Zoom, or we can use your organisation’s preferred teleconferencing tool.

Training for Peer Supporters 

Often times, when an individual feels stressed and overwhelmed, the first few people that they may reach out to would be their close colleagues and company’s HR team. In such cases, are your staff well-equipped to provide emotional support to these distressed individuals and refer them to professional help?

SCC is able to provide Training for Peer Supporters where these trained staff would be able to:

  • Recognize signs of stress and depression
  • Demonstrate basic counselling skills (such as active listening, encouraging, paraphrasing) to provide emotional support to the distressed individual
  • Refer the individual to resources or to seek professional help

This enables your team to render immediate assistance to fellow colleagues and encourage them to reach out for professional help if needed.

Interested to implement this COVID-19 Mental Health Support for your organisation? Please fill in the form below and we will respond to you as soon as possible.

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