In our collective efforts to provide relevant solutions that continuously build and impact our communities, we are thrilled to partner with The Positive Movement to finally launch our Resilience & Wellness programmes!
We look forward to enable people to uncover their strengths, providing support and solutions in the space of resilience-building and well-being.
I am thrilled to announce the partnership between Lifeskills Institute and Best Of Me, the first Asia-based digital coaching platform that integrates behavioural science, AI-powered learning and 1-on-1 coaching to make coaching accessible to everyone. Our missions are aligned in empowering individuals, teams and organizations unlock their fullest potential. The partnership is a catalyst to augment our leadership and lifeskills development, and to scale coaching across organizations.
We look forward to empower people to be the best version of themselves.
Co-founder of BestOfMe and CEO of Lifeskills Institute
BestOfMe is born from the passion and mission to help everyone become their best version of themselves. The first Asian-based digital platform offering whole-person development to individuals, teams and organizations. BestOfMe brings together top-notch coaches, behavioural science and AI powered learnings to unlock human potential and drive growth.
Dear Alumni, Recall the time you were a student attending CBC – did you marvel at Lee Fong’s prowess to analyse your DISC graphs in one quick glance? Was she able to read beneath the report and offer you jaw dropping insights? If your answers are “YES” and “YES”, we’re excited to invite you to our online exclusive Alumni Booster Session! Join us online at our Alumni Exclusive Booster Session to ignite these mystical abilities all from the comfort of your home – imagine that!
Key things that we will be covering in this session:
Advanced DISC Graph Reading Techniques
What can you read from the:
Size & Shape
Distance Between Points
Special S/C & D/C Factors
DISC Application for Leadership & Team Development
What you will walk away with:
PK3 DISC Report (New!)
1-Page Insights Summary (EXCLUSIVE for this session only!)
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400 Suicide Cases In 2019, Rising SOS Calls During Covid-19
Mental health professionals advise that more help is needed during the Covid-19 pandemic as more people are expressing a sense of hopelessness this year, some even contemplating suicide.
Suicide is a tragedy that has been on the rise. It often stems from a deep feeling of hopelessness and the inability to seek solutions to problems or cope with challenging life circumstances. This may result in taking one’s own life thinking that it is the only way to find a resolution.
Statistically, suicide is the leading cause of death for those aged 10-29 years old in Singapore. Reported by the Samaritans of Singapore (SOS), there were a total of 400 reported suicides cases in 2019 – of which more than 66% were males. Comparing these numbers with transport accidents within the year, suicide amounts to three times the death toll,
“With so much uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, it’s hard to predict how long people will continue to struggle” – Dr Goh Kah Hong, Senior Consultant of Psychological Medicine, The Straits Times
Rising SOS Calls During Covid-19
SOS, a crisis and suicide intervention non-profit organisation reported an 18% increase of crisis-related calls amidst the pandemic.
Significant stressors placed upon a vulnerable individual already under strain can tip one over to becoming suicidal. The Singapore Counselling Centre also reported a 40% increase in the number of clients from 2019 to 2020
How To Know If Someone Has Suicidal Ideation?
With the dire need to pay attention to these rising numbers, we sat down with Danny (not his real name), who works at a family services welfare organisation and volunteers at the National Care Hotline. He shared with us 4 steps to identify suicidal ideation:
Insight From A Mental Health Professional
Danny (not his real name) shared the importance for us to be able to notice and attend to those who exhibit these signs. Within the Asian culture, it is often taboo for us to talk about suicide or mental health. However, after attending a course on suicide, he learned the best way to tackle the looming mental health crisis is to simply ask those exhibiting these warning signs:
“Are you contemplating suicide?”
As startling as this may seem, this allows you to focus and direct the conversation to what is already lingering in their mind. Since they are already revealing these suicidal invitations, you should carry the conversation and let them know that there is still hope amidst their despair.
Make A Difference
After asking the question, what should you do next?
As an untrained professional, it is not your duty to provide the solution when conversing with a suicidal individual. Instead, offer them a safe space to express emotions, rant and share their stories. Acknowledge their feelings and help them gain clarity on their thoughts — that suicide is no solution. Guide them to speak with professionals such as Singapore community services, family service centres, or seek private counseling. It is important that they recognise they are not alone, and support is readily available.
If you would like to explore ways in which you can do your part in supporting those experiencing severe and harmful stress, contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org or +65 6346 1455 to understand the learning and development courses available.
From our stress management courses to accrediting you as a trained stress management consultant, we equip you to build personal resilience before stress takes a heavy toll on one’s mind and body. Our courses will also pair you with multiple tools to help those around you build awareness around daily stressors and formulate tangible strategies to healthily manage stress.
Samaritans Of Singapore: 1800-221-4444
Singapore Association For Mental Health: 1800-283-7019
Institute Of Mental Health’s Mobile Crisis Service: 6389-2222
Care Corner Counselling Centre (Mandarin): 1800-353-5800
In celebration of our 25th anniversary, Lifeskills Institute is awarding four scholarships to eligible applicants. It is aimed at enabling and equipping individuals who continuously strive to create a positive impact and support others and their communities in the people development space
Up to SGD10,000 worth of globally accredited certification courses and competency development opportunities per successful applicant
Managing our stress and building resilience is an essential life skill we need to have to thrive through this pandemic. We focus on helping you adopt a healthy mindset toward stress, equip you with the skillset to manage your stress effectively, and even provide you with the toolset to begin helping those around you!
Connect with our coaches and consultants who are here to support you on this journey. From stress management webinars, workshops, and certifications, to simply scheduling a time in search of a listening ear.
Technology opens to a world of opportunities and allows learners to reach beyond the classroom. We bring together traditional and digital learning techniques to enable organisations to leverage on the best of both modes.
For the leaders of an organisation, blended training is a responsive, cost-effective means of training the entire company
For supervisors, blended training is a practical method of ensuring consistency in content delivery in addition to facilitating hands-on classroom training
For workers, blended training offers flexibility in timing and can be adapted to the individual’s learning style and existing knowledge base
By using blended/hybrid training approach, organisations and individuals can take advantage of the flexibility and convenience of online training while still retaining the benefits of the face-to-face classroom experience.