WHAT WE STAND FOR
#LetsTalk Mental Health
As part of NTUSU’s Union Vision 2020, the Union has increasingly placed more focus on the importance of students’ mental health, through cultivating a supportive and inclusive environment.
Though very prevalent, many students struggle with their mental wellbeing and are not placing enough importance on it. Hence, we have been working towards building knowledge and raising awareness among the NTU community, so students can be more comfortable with opening up and can collectively work towards a more healthy state of mind.
We Are Working Towards
Access To Services
Increasing awareness of students and the community by developing mental health knowledge and self-regulatory skills.
Eliminating negative stigma on mental health.
Ensuring easy access to effective help services.
Cultivating supportive social, physical and digital environments.
Mental Health Initiatives
#LetsTalk #MinuteforMentalHealth Campaign
In the Mental Health Awareness Campaign titled #LetsTalk, the union has released a student-led awareness video about the prevalence about mental health issues, to support and remind students to open up and speak to a professional, or someone they trust, should they be struggling with their mental health.
#LetsTalk Mental Health Awareness Month
As part of the #LetsTalk #MinuteforMentalHealth Campaign, the union has also taken the opportunity in the month of May, globally known as Mental Health Awareness month, to shed some light on Mental Health with the student body. During this month, we've shared some myth-busters surrounding mental health, as well as some tips on how one can approach and learn to listen to others. We've also gathered a group of student leaders to share about their struggles on social media and how they've learnt from it and overcome it, sharing useful advice with their fellow friends and classmates online. Scroll the above gallery to view the content or check out our Instagram @ntu.su to find out more!
Mental Wellbeing Taskforce
The taskforce looks into developing students' mental health knowledge and skills, with a focus on resilience, by exploring innovative digital solutions. They are currently working with the University Wellbeing Centre, and the Student Life office on projects such as the development of a chatbot.
The taskforce is also working towards the training and development of student leaders to be equipped with peer support skills, to offer students in need, a more approachable source of support and help.
Focus Group Discussions
In April 2020, the Union's Information and Research committee conducted an online focus group discussion with NTU students on their mental wellbeing and ways to improve current approaches.
Stay tuned to our platforms for our findings and proposed plans moving forward. These findings and actionables will be brought up to NTU senior management for further discussion.