Student Wellness

 

Notice:

In view of COVID-19 safe distancing and tele-commuting measures, PitStop@YIH will not be active. 

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We are Student Wellness (SW), a unit of the Office of Student Affairs to support students’ well-being as you navigate your journey in NUS. Reach out to our SW Team, meet our Peer Student Supporters or visit our PitStop@YIH. We are delighted to be there to help equip you with self-care management tips, support your emotional needs or and lend a listening ear. Drop by at PitStop@YIH, our ‘healing home’, to rejuvenate and be recharged.

Wellness Fest - FB

Our first ever Wellness Festival 2020 is happening from 1 to 16 October! The event is aimed at raising awareness on the importance of mental health and wellbeing among NUS students through the 7 PitStop Principles. It will be 2 jam-packed weeks filled with fun activities such as the PitStop Workshops (conducted via Zoom) where you can do crafts in the comfort of your own home, and the #PitStopChallenge where attractive prizes are up for grabs (i.e. iPad Mini, Apple Watch, Audio Technica Headphones)! 

Your mental wellbeing is our priority and we hope to share self-care tips on how to better manage your stress while maximising your productivity and get to know the mental health resources available to you.

Wait no longer, come celebrate with us! Find out more here

The Student Wellness Team

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We are a caring team of Student Support Managers committed to supporting you as you navigate through your journey on campus.

John Chng, Head, Student Wellness
Adrian Wan
Joanne Quek
Sharon Teo
Gordon Lai
Tammie Moo

7 PitStop Principles

In Student Wellness, we advocate the practice of the 7 PitStop Principles of Self-Care and Stress Management that you can adopt as part of your lifestyle.

Personal Skills 
Interactions 
Time Out 
Sleep 
Thoughtful Eating 
On the Move 
Purpose 

Find out here how you can incorporate these principles into your daily life to maximise your wellbeing and productivity.


Peer Student Supporters

If you want a peer to talk to, a patient listening ear or perhaps somebody who can guide you in the right direction, you may want to be in touch with our dedicated Peer Student Supporters. They are here to journey with you. Peer Student Supporters are available everyday at the PitStop@YIH, 12:00pm - 6:00pm, Mon - Fri. In view of COVID-19, w.e.f 6 Apr, PitStop@YIH will be closed.

PitStop@YIH

Drop by at the PitStop@YIH for a break. Rest, be healed and recharged. PitStop@YIH offers lots of space to chill-out, rest, talk and get engaged in many therapeutic art activities. There is even a games room to help you de-stress. In addition, this accessible space offers the latest assistive technologies to support our students with special needs. We are at Yusof Ishak House, Level 1, just behind 7Eleven. In view of COVID-19, w.e.f 6 Apr, PitStop@YIH will be closed.

To speak with our Peer Student Supporters and join them for fun and games, you can visit the Virtual PitStop sessions held every Tuesday and Thursdays, 1-5pm.

Faculty Student Support Managers

SW also partners with Faculty Student Support Managers (SSM). Demanding academic schedules and personal commitments can always leave a student overwhelmed. As a student, you may not know of the right avenues to approach for resources. Within each faculty's student life division, you have direct access to a designated SSM who can support, guide and connects you to the available resources on campus.

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Faculty / School Name Email
Faculty of Engineering Martin Nonis engnmm@nus.edu.sg
Shanmuga Priya D/O Subramaniam sps@nus.edu.sg
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Lynn Seah lynnseah@nus.edu.sg
Mark Tan mark.tan@nus.edu.sg
Faculty of Science Yong Lai Cheng sciylc@nus.edu.sg
Kasie Au sciauk@nus.edu.sg
Faculty of Law Grace Lam gracelam@nus.edu.sg
NUS Business School Koh Eu Beng (UG) bizkeb@nus.edu.sg
koh.eubeng@nus.edu.sg
Farah Nadiah Binte Mustafa (UG) nadiah.mustafa@nus.edu.sg
Zahira Nawi (MBA) bizzn@nus.edu.sg
Taffy Ng (PhD) taffy_ng@nus.edu.sg
 Eng Pui Leng (IORA PHD) oraepl@nus.edu.sg
Low Yan Ling (MSC) yllow@nus.edu.sg
Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music Chiam Hui Li huili@nus.edu.sg
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Florence Siew florence_siew@nus.edu.sg
Norlela Binte Mohamed sppnomo@nus.edu.sg
School of Computing Adele Chiew achiew@comp.nus.edu.sg
adelechiew@nus.edu.sg
Duke-NUS Medical School Muhammad Yusuf Bin Abdul Rahma yusuf.rahman@duke-nus.edu.sg
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine Chong Siew Ling medchon@nus.edu.sg
Janice Loh med.janiceloh@nus.edu.sg
Geetha Sreedhara Warrier medgsw@nus.edu.sg
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (Nursing, ALCNS) Lim Fui Ping fuiping@nus.edu.sg
Faculty of Dentistry Ann Fong (UG) annfong@nus.edu.sg
Hor Chuen Yee @Shereen Sofiah Hor (UG) chuenyee@nus.edu.sg
Chew Poh Hong (PG) dencph@nus.edu.sg
School of Design and Environment Lee Si Min sdelsm@nus.edu.sg
Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health Diane Lai diane@nus.edu.sg
Yang Chunxuan chunxuan_yang@nus.edu.sg
Graduate School for Integrative Sciences & Engineering Lee Siew Ching Joan ngslscj@nus.edu.sg
University Scholars Programme Rachel Lam usplymr@nus.edu.sg



If you are seeking a listening ear, have concerns or are feeling stressed, please email OSAcares@nus.edu.sg and one of our OSA Student Wellness Managers will be happy to arrange a phone or video call to chat with you. 

Where To Seek Help

If you are experiencing persistent low mood, anxiety attacks, sleep disturbance and/ or irritability, please seek help from:  

Student WellnessOSAcares@nus.edu.sg 
- Hall Master/ Resident Fellow 
- Faculty Student Support Manager 
University Counselling Services: 6516 2376
- 24-hr NUS Lifeline: 6516 7777 

New Student Advice Column Launches!

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OSA introduces a new biweekly student advice column featuring the hottest topics that matter to your student life. Get expert advice from our Student Wellness (SW) team about managing relationships, handling academic pressure to controlling anxiety about your career. Got questions? Need advice? Email us at OSAcares@nus.edu.sg to be shortlisted and featured in our next OSAY! issue. Hope this column will assist others who share the same concerns as you.

Feb 2020
Dear S-Cubie: E-learning blues, how to shake it off?
"With the current COVID-19 protocol, I’ve been doing my studies through the e-learning platforms. I find it difficult to stay disciplined completing the webcasted lectures on time. Furthermore, some topics were too difficult for me to follow and I feel lost. I’m feeling more anxious and stressed by the day as my backlog is piling up. What shall I do?"

Dear S-Cubie: Group work is so painful, how to make it through?
"I’m trying my best to do well for my group project, but my group-mates don’t seem to have the same idea. How can I get my group-mates to contribute their fair share and put in their best effort?"

Get advice here and read archives.

 

Concerned For Someone?

Connect with Us!

Know a friend or someone at risk and might need support? Share your concerns by emailing us. We respect your wish to remain anonymous. You can also drop by the PitStop@YIH to visit the space or speak with a Peer Student Supporter on duty.

Email: OSAcares@nus.edu.sg
Address: Office of Student Affairs, National University of Singapore, Yusof Ishak House, Level 1, 31 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119078

Reach Out to other External Organisations!

·       Samaritans of Singapore (SOS) 24-hr: 1800-221 4444 

·       CHAT: 6493 6500, CHAT@mentalhealth.sg 

·       E-counselling for Youths: eC2.sg 

Upcoming Events

We are committed to promoting a culture of self-care and community care for you and have designed a series of wellness activities throughout the semester for you to participate. Visit our Events page now.