CO231622: Mental Health First Response for Educator
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Mental Health First Response for Educator


This course is designed to equip teachers to support themselves, their colleagues and their students through challenging times. Through this course, participants will also be empowered to attend more effectively to themselves, colleagues and students should they be facing mental or emotional distress.

The first part of the course focuses on helping participants to identify and recognize symptoms of the two most common mental and emotional health challenges – depression and anxiety, as well as to deepen their understanding of what may cause these mental and emotional health challenges, and how it may show up in school.

The second part of the course focuses on equipping participants with skills to support themselves and others mentally and emotionally. Using various modes of experiential learning such as role-play, reflection and various interactive activities, participants will also learn how to hold space for their teammates, to ask appropriate check-in questions and direct them to relevant help if necessary.


Learning Outcomes
Participants will learn:

  • To lookout for symptoms of mental health challenges, specifically depression and anxiety
  • An introduction to the psychology of mental illness vs mental wellbeing (traditional psychology vs positive psychology)
  • Science-based skills and tools to support others who are facing emotional and mental health challenges
  • Research-based techniques to practise effective stress management and emotional regulation and how to share them effectively with others
  • Assessment of suicide risk and intervention
  • How to set healthy boundaries




About Ms Claire Ong


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Claire is The Positive Movement's co-founder, lead trainer and coach. She specializes in designing and delivering programs in Positive Psychology, Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), and Coaching.

Claire holds a Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) from the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), where she studied under the founding Professor of the field, Dr Martin Seligman, and other leading Professors including Angela Duckworth and Adam Grant.

She is an associate faculty at Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) where she teaches Social-Emotional Learning and Positive Psychology in Coaching. Claire is a certified ontological coach with Newfield Network.

Claire has led training programs for both schools and corporates across Asia Pacific. Her previous clients include Hwa Chong Institution, Singhealth, National Healthcare Group and Novartis. She has also worked with the Family Justice Courts and Singapore Prison Service to embed Positive Psychology in public services.




Registration Details


Course Code: CO231622

Topic: Mental Health First Response for Educator

Presenter: Ms. Claire Ong

Date: 19 June 2023, Monday

Time: 9.30 am to 12.30 pm

Mode of Delivery: Face to face

Venue: To Be Confirmed

Closing Date: 26 May 2023, Friday

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Workshop Fee:

S$300.00 per participant. If 2 or more participants from the same school/organization attend the same workshop, the discounted fee will be S$280.00 per participant for that particular workshop. Fees are subject to GST. Includes materials and 1 tea break.

Other Information:

Registration is on a first-come-first-serve basis. No refunds will be made for cancellations or in the case of absentees. The Academy accepts replacements for registered participants who are unable to attend for whatever reasons.

School/Cluster-Based Workshop Registration

Please contact Joseph Loy by email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or tel: 6363 0330 on the cost of conducting the workshop.