The PSLE examinations is just round the corner, and often the word “stress” is frequently on the lips of many a 12-year-olds as well as their parents who often share in the same stress. Two weeks ago, BCCSC YouthSpace conducted a 2-day study camp for the Primary 6 students and part of the programme touched on the topic of stress management. Here are some key principles and activities we went through with the youths. Continue reading “Are You Suffering from Bad Stress?”
“Parents need to be aware of possible causes of trauma and the effects it can have on their children.” – Ms Kathleen Yee, BCCSC social worker and counsellor
Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) symptoms if allowed to persist during childhood or adolescent years often leaves the individual more susceptible to relationship and mental health issues such as depression or low self-esteem.
Ms Yee shares on how PTS symptoms can be identified early so that children can receive early intervention to prevent inhibition in their education and personal development. Continue reading “Childhood Trauma – 5 Commonly Overlooked Symptoms”
I always felt the call to support causes. From obscure ones to do with nature or animal conservation, to those of the very basic human need – access to food, medicine, etc. However, being a working adult in time-starved Singapore meant one simply couldn’t pursue every societal cause that comes our way. One has to choose, to decide on a particular cause which resonates most with oneself and then to prioritize one’s time in order to support that cause. Continue reading “Stepping Up to be a Volunteer”
It’s Christmas, the season of giving. Most of us celebrate this season rushing around to buy gifts for family, friends and loved ones. As we scamper around flooded shopping malls seeking the perfect gifts for one another, one question comes to mind. What makes a gift special?
“I have never been to Sentosa. I hope to go there one day. ” The words resounded in Susan’s mind. That was back in September when she saw BCCSC’s awareness week video. The words had left an impression. That impression had now become a RWS S.E.A. Aquarium outing that she spearheaded with 13 other volunteers. Continue reading “The Aquarium Visit”