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PAST HAPPENINGS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
NuLife Online Seminars: The Invisible Struggle – Depression
Date: Friday, August 28, 2020
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
We have all been sad at some point in our lives. A number of factors determine how we feel – relationship woes, financial difficulties, disappointments linked to failure in achieving life goals, life-changing situations such as chronic illnesses or the loss of a loved one. Most of us are likely to feel dejected with mood fluctuations and short-lived emotional responses (sadness, anger, fear) to a challenging situation. Most of us also learn to adapt and cope. For some amongst us, however, “snapping out of it” is quite simply not an option.
Depression is a mood disorder causing a persistent feeling of sadness and lack of interest. It affects how one thinks, feels and behaves and can impact one’s ability to continue with normal day-to-day activities: the feeling of being overwhelmed just never seems to fade away.
You can help protect yourself and your loved ones if you know how to recognize depression.
Join our Zoom session to get some insight into the different types of depression, some of the commonly identifiable symptoms and risk factors, how you can help yourself or a loved one in need of help, some of the common myths and misconceptions surrounding this condition, the different interventions and treatment approaches available and information on where one can get professional help.
Depression is a key focus area of NuLife’s U Matter initiative, which puts the spotlight on mental wellness, and concentrates on individuals suffering from depression, self-harm behaviour, suicide ideation and grief and loss.
Read about the seminar here.
NuLife Champions Workshop
Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Venue: Event Hall 2-1, Lifelong Learning Institute
The NuLife Champions Workshop to be held on 4th March 2020 at Lifelong Learning Institute is aimed at qualified Counsellors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Accountants, Lawyers and Medical professionals with an interest in skill-based volunteering. This initiative seeks to build a support network of trained professionals who can supplement client outreach and bolster the support provided by NuLife counselling and casework.
The workshop will present NuLife Champions an opportunity to discover the manner and depth of support they can provide our clients in three areas broadly categorised as physical support, mental wellness support and U Matter support. Clients will be able to receive comfort, validation and reassurance from our Champions, whose engagement with them will be sustained to ensure the client’s well-being isn’t compromised as they struggle with physical and mental health and wellness issues or deal with the challenges posed by multiple stressors affecting us as a society and leading to anxiety, depression and other mental disorders that could increase the risk of suicide ideation.
The workshop will explore the need for support from the client’s point of view and identify the salient features linked to the emotional and physical support the NuLife Champion can provide within the purview of clearly outlined conduct guidelines.
Read about the NuLife Champions Workshop here.
NuLife Ambassadors Workshop
Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Venue: Lifelong Learning Institute
Volunteering offers vital help to people in need and provides opportunities to engage in worthwhile causes while offering the most satisfying benefits to the volunteer: the right match can help one find new friends, connect with a larger community that exists beyond one’s personal network of family and friends, learn new skills and find avenues to build confidence and find a sense of purpose.
Volunteering doesn’t necessarily need a long-term commitment or take a large chunk of your available spare time – giving and sharing even in simple and small ways can make a significant difference to the lives of those in need and significantly impact one’s physical and mental health. Giving back helps one learn first-hand how your contribution can make a difference and if matched with the right organization, can be a richly rewarding personal experience.
There are numerous volunteer opportunities and the key to fulfilling volunteering is identifying opportunities that are best suited and ideally matched to your needs and beliefs as an individual. While recognizing the need to volunteer is critical, it’s equally important to consider who one likes to work with (children / youth / adults / elderly), whether one likes to work as part of a team, how much time one is willing to commit, what skills one can bring to a volunteer role and perhaps, most importantly, what causes are important and why.
We are deeply appreciative of our family of volunteers whose energy, enthusiasm and commitment adds merit to our portfolio of programmes and services as we work towards fulfilling our vision to change lives. We hope you will continue to support us as we broaden our services and streamline our engagement with you to adapt to the expanding needs of our community.
We welcome anyone – irrespective of their experience or qualifications – who wants to come and join us in our effort to strengthen bonds across communities and better lives so the NuLife family can truly pay it forward island-wide. Please call us to register as a volunteer.
We have scheduled two volunteer workshops to ensure that our volunteers are prepared to take on their roles as NuLife volunteers and discover how volunteering for NuLife can be a deeply enriching and fulfilling experience for them. Only those volunteers who have been registered for a period of six months can attend these sessions.
Read about the NuLife Ambassadors Workshop here.
Big Brother Big Sister Project (B3S): Bake with Love 2019
Date: Friday, December 20, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Venue: Chantilly Culinary Studio
“No matter how apparently smart or confident, each child is still a child first and foremost, with all the anxieties that go with being young, vulnerable, and inexperienced in life.”
Parents of today undertake more efforts in shaping the way their children develop based on the deposits of experiences that they chisel out for them from young. However, when socio-economic factors come into play, some parents find themselves bounded by a stratum that limits the experiences they can present their children with, which in turn might impinge on their developmental wellbeing.
Through our annual Big Brother Big Sister Project (B3S), we aim to reduce such disparities by providing a platform for children from various socio-economic groups to interact and bond through tailor made activities.
As part of the B3S Initiative for the year 2019, NuLife will be working in collaboration with YTK Management Consultants Pte Ltd to organise a baking event on 20th December 2019 with selected NuLife beneficiaries. These beneficiaries would comprise of children within the age range of 9 years old to 14 years old who would be given the opportunity to participate in a fun-filled baking session under the guidance of a professional baker. The beneficiaries would be accompanied alongside with the staff of YTK Management Consultants Pte Ltd who will be volunteering their time and efforts by actively participating and interacting with the children during the event.
To ensure a broad mix of beneficiaries, NuLife will be reaching out to kids of our Clients, our Volunteers, our Staff and our Service Providers and our Board. This would grant the beneficiaries from various socio-economic demographics the opportunity to explore each other’s worlds and forge meaningful friendships.
While preparations for the much-awaited event are underway, we look forward to enriching the experience of the selected beneficiaries as they explore the ways they can gift their loved ones for the festive season through the art of baking. We also hope that the staff of YTK Management Consultants Pte Ltd are able to have a fulfilling experience as they contribute back to the community through this particular act of goodwill.
Every Child Matters.
Read about the Bake with Love event here.
Deepavali 2019 – Repair & Refurbishment (R&R) Project
In conjunction with the upcoming festivity Deepavali 2019, NuLife Care & Counselling will be offering complimentary plumbing services (Qualified Licence Plumbers) to 100 identified households from September to December 2019. All ethnic groups are eligible for this pro bono service.
Recipients must be registered with NuLife Care & Counselling to qualify for the assistance and will be assessed on a case by case basis.
Eligible households will be entitled to receive one particular plumbing service (E.g. Repairing sink in the kitchen). The identified problem would have to be supported alongside with pictures and a short explanation and must be sent to NuLife three working days in advance. The required information would be forwarded to the plumber, providing him with ample time to prepare the needed tools in order to render the services accordingly.
Please find below the types of plumbing services that we are offering as part of repair and refurbishment work:
(1) Toilet or bathroom plumbing
(2) Water heater leaks
(3) Sink, tap, faucet and fixtures
(4) Pipe installation
(5) Pipe cleaning
(6) Unclogging drains
Should you know of a deserving family, please write in to firstname.lastname@example.org, substantiating how the identified household would benefit from the assistance rendered with a social report from your end.
We look forward to working hand in hand in bettering the lives of individuals through sprucing their households for the festive season ahead.
Read about the R&R Project here.
“The Invisible Struggle” – A Depression and Mood Disorder Symposium
Date: Saturday, July 27, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Venue: HDB Hub Convention Centre
The Invisible Struggle is geared towards educating and advocating on depression and mood disorder and its effects, the interventions in store and how the audience can work towards directing individuals in need towards such interventions.
The event will commence with a talk on Depression and Mood Disorder that will be conducted by Dr Ng Beng Yeong, a psychiatrist from Mt Elizabeth Medical Centre who is well versed in depression and mood disorder.
Following the talk, a brief tutorial on relaxation techniques will be led by a professional physiotherapist, Ms Ruchira Gupta.
The symposium will conclude with an interactive panel discussion that will feature 2 professionals in the field of depression and mood disorder, a NuLife counsellor and two individuals who will be coming forth to share their battles with depression and mood disorder.
Read about the 2019 NuLife Symposium here.
Kukoh Community Day 2019
Date: Saturday, June 22, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Venue: Jalan Kukoh (Basketball Court)
In collaboration with Jalan Kukoh Residents Committee (RC) and several welfare organisations situated in Chinatown estate, NuLife will be hosting a set of games and activities at the Annual Kukoh Community Day on the 22 June 2019.
The carnival would be held at Jalan Kukoh estate from 2pm-6pm and will be filled with various types of activities, games and food concession that will be made available to the residents for free. The main objective of this event is set out to engage residents of all ages and religions to come together and have a day filled with fun, laughter and joy.
NuLife’s games and activities include a Dunk water tank game for the children and youth, Rolling Good times for the adults and elderly and Henna Art painting for all. We will be giving away different sets of goodie bags for this carnival. NuLife volunteers, counsellors and staffs will be activated for this carnival and will be given the opportunity to interact with the residents and to get to know our partners in the helping profession.
As a newly situated organisation in the Chinatown district, we hope to reach out to as many residents in the vicinity as we can to share about our organisation and the various kinds of support we offer. This event would also pave way for NuLife to collaborate with the partnering organisations in the carnival for future endeavours. NuLife is very excited and looking forward to be part of this event.
Read about the Kukoh Community Day event here.