Project R&R – Lifestyle Improvement Deepavali 2020

NuLife Online Seminars: The Invisible Struggle – Depression

Workshop Details:

Date:               Friday, August 28, 2020

Time:              6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Venue:            Zoom

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

Workshop Details:

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

Workshop Details:

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.