On Saturday (11 Jan), Club HEAL held the graduation ceremony for participants of Our HEALing Voice (OHV) programme with guest of honour Ms Tina Hung, Deputy CEO of NCSS.
OHV is a six-month programme co-developed by Club HEAL and NCSS to equip participants with the skills and knowledge to take care of their mental well-being through self-expression and mutual support.
We are truly proud of all our OHV graduates who have shown commitment, resilience and courage in empowering themselves through this journey. Congratulations!
If you wish to find out more about OHV, email our programme coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Issue 27 looks at Pottery and Healing as we speak to peers and staff at Club HEAL about their healing journeys with pottery . Read it here:
21 Nov 2019 marks the opening of Club HEAL @ Buangkok. During this special occasion, Dr. Intan Mokhtar – MP for Ang Mo Kio GRC was the guest of honour. Guests were treated to performances and sharing by staff and peers, as well as refreshments and door gifts.
The new mental wellness centre is located at the void deck of 997A Buangkok Crescent and will provide residents in the north-east of Singapore with more access to mental health services.
Thank you to all grassroots leaders and residents of Buangkok Crescent, partners and friends of Club HEAL for their wonderful support.
A Worthwhile Duty, a book about keeping your mind and body health written by Dr Radiah Salim, and its Malay version Kewajipan Berbaloi, was launched on 9 Oct 2019 in conjunction with World Mental Health Day. The book launch was kindly graced by President Halimah Yacob and attended by clients, caregivers, donors and supporters. During the event, our peers shared their recovery stories and there were also performances such as dance and singing by our talented peers as well as staff.
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Approved as an Institution of Public Character till 30 April 2020. UEN No: T12SS0028K. You can make a gift at www.giving.sg/club-heal or contact us at email@example.com / 6899 3463. Donors who are Singapore tax residents will receive a 2.5 times tax deductions of the value of your gift.
Club HEAL is a member of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) and a part of the Community Mental Health Intervention Teams (COMIT) and Community Resource Engagement and Support Team (CREST) programmes under the Ministry of Health (MOH).
Our HEALing Voice is a 6-month programme in Club HEAL co-produced with NCSS, where participants built on skills to increase self-acceptance, self-confidence and remove self-stigma. The participants are then also given opportunities to share their recovery and resilience story, so that they can inspire others. They also gain experience in peer mentoring with other clients in Club HEAL’s rehab.
On 5 Jan 2019, a Saturday morning at The POD at the National Library, 17 participants of Our HEALing Voice graduated after showing firm commitment and dedication. The graduation celebration was graced by Guest-of-Honour, Mr Hsieh Fu Hua, founder of BinjaiTree and a strong advocate of mental health. The event was emceed by two cheerful and eloquent graduates. They did a fantastic job! Dr Radiah Salim and Mr Hsieh Fu Hua gave motivational and touching words of encouragement. There was a heartwarming video by the programme team which affirmed the growth and progress of the graduates. Everyone was clapping and happy for the graduates as they received their certificates and testimonials.
There was a video done by one of our very own graduates who told her recovery story in such a creative way! Truly inspiring was the sharing session with five of the graduates, who shared their journey of recovery. The guests were in awe, and there was laughter, and hearts were touched. The graduates sang with gusto as a group, showing their unity and bond. The event ended with affirmation from guests, some coming from the graduates’ parents, counsellors who watched them grow, other mental health professionals who were pleased to see the empowerment of our peers.
Club HEAL is definitely proud of these aspiring mental health advocates! We thank them for their courage and resilience and wish them the very best in their future endeavours.
Landscapes of our Mind is Club HEAL’s first ever art exhibition showcasing artwork produced by the peers of Club HEAL held at Articulture, in the heart of Esplanade Mall. Club HEAL is indeed very proud of this event!
Since September 2017, Club HEAL peers from all three rehab centres have enjoyed the sessions conducted by our art instructor, Mr Nhawfal Juma’at, as they have a safe platform to express themselves creatively. Through these sessions, peers have been exposed to several art forms such as drawing, painting and pottery. Landscapes of Our Mind celebrates our peers’ inspiring and unique artwork.
The exhibition was launched on the 5th of October, graced by our guest-of-honour Mdm Rahayu Mahzam, MP for Jurong GRC and patron of Club HEAL. Mdm Rahayu and the curator of the art exhibition, Mr Nhawfal, both gave rousing speeches. Beautiful pieces of artwork were auctioned that night, proceeds of which went to Club HEAL’s fundraising efforts.
There was also a peer sharing session on the 6th of October. Three peers, along with Mdm Junainah Eusope, programme coordinator, shared in a panel moderated by Mr Nhawfal, how art was a means of recovery for them. The sharing session was an intimate yet powerful one, demonstrating how art is a great tool to uncover the creative and amazing potential of our peers. The peers who shared were also very courageous to share with the audience their stories.
On the 10th of October, twelve selected peers and caregivers from the three rehab centres also gathered at Articulture for an art jamming session delivered by Ms Eve Teo, Articulture’s founder and director, and Mr Nhawfal. The participants created individual artwork and then came together in a sharing session to discuss what their artwork meant to them in their lives. It was a heart-warming session as it allowed participants to understand a little bit on the journeys of their fellow peers.
All in all, the art exhibition was a deeply beautiful experience.