Talks & Workshops

  • Talks & Workshops 

    Keen to improve your mental health literacy, or acquire practical skills to support young people in distress? Get trained by mental health professionals who have extensive experience working with youths.

    CHAT provides talks and workshops for youths and young working adults, as well as professionals working with young people. This includes school and community counsellors, youth workers, social workers, and mental health workers.

  • Talks
    CHAT offers talks for audiences above 16 years old. The minimum group size is 30.

  •  +CHAT Talk CT1: Youth Mental Health I (1 hour)   

    This introductory talk provides a fundamental understanding of common mental health disorders affecting young people 

    +CHAT Talk CT2: Youth Mental Health II (1 hour)   

    Pre-requisite: CHAT Talk CT1 “Youth Mental Health”
    This talk builds on CT1 so that participants can acquire practical knowledge on how to look out for a friend in distress. You will also learn how to care for your own mental health.

    +CHAT Talk CT3: Get Involved with Youth Mental Health (30 min)     

    Get an overview of CHAT’s services and learn to make a positive difference in the mental health scene
  • Workshops
    CHAT offers five workshops for in-depth learning on various topics. Workshop charges depend on group size. To find out more, contact Ms Siew Tin (

  • +CHAT Workshop CW1: Tools & Skills for Supporting Distressed Young People with Mental Health Concerns (14 hours)   

    Target Audience: Social service professionals who have at least one year’s experience of supporting people with mental health concerns or disorders.
    Acquire the skills to engage young people for early mental health treatment, and also to manage their recovery, and support them in the process. Sign up at the Social Service Institute website.

    +CHAT Workshop CW2: Psychosis (7 hours)     

    Target Audience: Professionals in an educational or community setting.
    Recognize the early warning signs and learn how to identify an individual with early psychosis, as well as the barriers in seeking treatment. The workshop will also cover ways to motivate caregivers and/or students to seek help, and treatment options.
    +CHAT Workshop CW3: Lifting Minds, Empowering Lives (7 hours)   

    Target Audience: Young people
    Ideal for youths interested in peer support, this workshop provides a sound understanding of youth mental health concerns and knowledge about where and when to seek professional support. You will also acquire the skills to support a friend in distress, and learn various ways of self-care.

    +CHAT Workshop CW4: Unravel The Road Less Travelled     

    Target Audience: Youth workers, social workers and social services practitioners who are directly involved in working with young persons aged 16 to 30 years old.
    By the end of the course, learners will be able to:
    1. Understand youth mental health
    2. Identify mental health distress in young people
    3. Understand Singapore mental health landscape
    4. Explore how you can value add as a community helping professional
    5. Conduct mental health assessment and risk assessment for a young person
    6. Understand impact of mental illness on young persons
    7. Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team to help distressed young people
    8. Know ways to promote good mental health

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     10 & 11 February 2020 

    For registration and queries, please contact Rani at 63893878 |
    email :  


    +CHAT Workshop CW5: Discovering The Nuts And Bolts of Youth-Friendly Mental Health Service    

    Target Audience: Community mental health workers and all helping professionals in the community who have had at least TWO (2) years of working experience with persons with mental illness.
    By the end of the internship, participants will achieve the following learning objectives:
    1. Describe qualities of youth-friendly mental health service
    2. Examine strategies used by two local mental health services to achieve positive experience of care for youths/young adults with varying levels of mental health distress
    3. Practice skills to assess distressed youths/young adults for common mental health disorders like depression, anxiety disorders, psychosis and its associated risks
    4. Practice skills to engage and support youths/young adults and their caregivers affected by depression, anxiety disorders, psychosis and its associated risks
    5. Demonstrate collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team in caring for distressed young peopleUnderstand impact of mental illness on young persons

    For more information, please click here
    For registration and queries, please contact Rani at 63893878 |
    email :