Riding the Waves of Change Smiling
Riding the Waves of Change Smiling (Mental Health for Seniors)
Credit Counselling Singapore is proud to be a community-based organisation providing this Mental Health Course for Seniors, developed by the Council for Third Age (C3A) / National Silver Academy NSA).
This course helps seniors acquire skills to maintain mental wellbeing and develop a positive outlook towards ageing.
Mental wellbeing affects the ability to experience life in a positive manner and how one may manage life’s challenges. Maintaining good mental wellbeing reduces the vulnerability of seniors to mental health difficulties and challenges in life.
“Riding the Waves of Change Smiling’’ is a 6-hour workshop that introduces seniors to mental wellbeing and common issues that affect it. The course also provides experiential learning and practical tips on how to promote and maintain mental well‐being, as well as build one’s resilience for successful ageing.
At the end of the workshop, participants will:
1. Be aware of common mental wellbeing Issues faced by seniors.
2. Know of approaches, techniques, and resources to prevent and manage these common mental wellbeing issues.
3. Acquire a positive outlook toward ageing.
The National Silver Academy (NSA) is a network of post-secondary education institutions (PSEIs) (i.e. ITE, polytechnics, universities and arts institutions) and community-based organisations (CBOs) that offer learning opportunities that are subsidised for seniors. Seniors and PRs aged 50 years and above can look forward to attending short courses and bite sized courses that are exam free.
For courses run by community-based organisations, the final fee payable by seniors (both Singaporeans and PRs) takes into account the support given by the government to community-based organisations to develop and offer the short courses.
Find out more about National Silver Academy at www.nsa.org.sg.