PILOT INTAKE FOR MENTALLY LIT PROGRAMME

Dear Sir/Madam

 

PILOT INTAKE FOR MENTALLY LIT PROGRAMME

Greetings from the Singapore Scout Association (SSA)!

The Singapore Scout Association is pleased to be collaborating with the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) to pilot the Mentally LIT Programme.  We would like to invite all registered Scout and Venture aged from 15 years to 18 years to participate in this new initiative.

The Mentally LIT Programme is a local adaptation of an existing programme called Mental Health Literacy from Canada (www.mentalhealthliteracy.org) to improve the mental health literacy of our youths. This is done by addressing the following:

  1. Understanding how to optimize and maintain good mental health
  2. Understanding mental illnesses and their treatments
  3. Reducing stigma associated with mental illness
  4. Enhancing help-seeking behaviours (knowing when and where to seek help)

 

Please refer to Annex A for further details.

 

Registration is based on a first-come first-served basis. Kindly register via MSDS’s Youth Programme Registration portal: http://intranet.scout.org.sg by Friday, 6 May 2022Only accepted registrations will be duly notified.

 

Kindly contact Ms Lee Pui Ling, Senior Executive (Programme & Partnership) at puiling.lee@scout.org.sg or Ms Emily Ho, Programme Assistant at emily.ho@scout.org.sg or call us at 62592858 for any clarifications.

We look forward to your enthusiastic participation.

Thank you and stay safe.

Annex A

PROGRAMME OUTLINE FOR MENTALLY LIT PROGRAMME

The following is the 6 modules which will be covered during the programme:

  1. The Stigma of Mental Illness
  2. Understanding Mental Health and Mental Illness
  3. Specific Mental Inllnesses
  4. Experience of Mental Illnesses and Importance of Family Function
  5. Seeking Help and Finding Support
  6. Importance of Positive Mental Health
Pre-Course Briefing : Leaders from participating units will need to attend a 1-hour online briefing conducted by IMH’s personnel on Friday, 20 May 2022@ 3pm
Course Date and Time :

  1. Monday, 30th May 2022, 0830 to 1230hrs
  2. Tuesday, 31st May 2022, 0830 to 1230hrs
  3. Wednesday, 1st June 2022, 0830 to 1230hrs
  4. Registration starts at 0815hrs

Venue : via Online Platform
Eligibility : All registered Scouts and Ventures (aged between 15 to 18 years old)
Maximum Capacity : 30 participants
Attire : Full Scout Uniform
Registration Closing Date : 6th May 2022, Friday, 1700hrs
Interested units may register their Scouts and Ventures via MSDS’s Youth Programme registration portal:http://intranet.scout.org.sg
Accepted registration will be notified

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