Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Prince Harry in Singapore: Discusses the importance of mental health with Singapore mentors

image from UKinSG facebook
Watch the video here.

Ref: https://www.gov.uk/government/world-location-news/prince-harry-and-young-singaporeans-talk-about-the-importance-of-mental-health

Who is CHAT (Community Health Assessment Team)


CHAT is a national outreach and mental health check programme under the Institute of Mental Health (IMH).

The team includes doctors, youth workers, outreach workers, and mental health advocates. Since 2009, we have been helping and supporting young people between 16 and 30 with mental health concerns.

Contact
Call: 6493-6500, 6493-6501,
Email us: CHAT@mentalhealth.sg, or
Fill in the online form to make an appointment for yourself or someone you know.
You can also come to CHAT Hub (*SCAPE #05-05).


CHAT Hub
Access and opening hours:
*SCAPE #05-05, 2 Orchard Link, Singapore 237978
Phone: 6493-6500, 6493-6501
Email: CHAT@mentalhealth.sg
Opening Hours: 12-9 pm, Tuesday-Saturday (excluding public holidays)

Ref: https://www.chat.mentalhealth.sg/about-chat/who-chat/

Singapore's public sector outlines plans to go green

Singapore's public sector is taking the lead in going green when it unveiled its first action plan, outlining its collective efforts in environmental sustainability, it aims to reduce electricity and water consumption by 15 per cent and 5 per cent, respectively, by 2020.

Speaking at the opening of the Singapore Sustainability Academy on Monday, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean said: "We will expand our green procurement policy to cover more products and adopt green practices for public sector events. Such efforts will help the Government reap cost savings, and build up capabilities in urban sustainability.”

image from today; Sustainability Academy at City Square Mall

As a nod to its green credentials, the Singapore Sustainability Academy's new building is self sustainable for its energy needs. For instance, solar panels installed on the building's roof are able to generate enough energy. It is also made of wood from responsible sources and uses smart technology to control lighting and air conditioning.

Ref: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/singapore-s-public-sector-outlines-plans-to-go-green-8914998

Reminder: New flyover and MRT stations to open soon

1) MRT train service on Tuas West extension to start from Jun 18 (Sunday)

MRT train service on Tuas West extension to start from Jun 18. The new stations are Tuas Link, Tuas West Road, Tuas Crescent and Gul Circle.

image from channelnewsasia


2) MRT Downtown Line 3 to open on Oct 21

The 21km Downtown Line 3 (DTL3) has 16 stations that run from Fort Canning to Expo, passing through many areas in the east such as Bendemeer, MacPherson, Ubi, Kaki Bukit, Bedok North and Upper Changi.

It is the longest stretch of DTL to be open, and includes three interchange stations - MacPherson, Tampines and Expo.

image from LTA


3) New flyover at Braddell Road to open June 11 (Sunday)

Following repeated delays, a new flyover connecting motorists from Lorong 6 Toa Payoh to the Braddell Underpass has been completed. It will open on Jun 11 at 6am, the Land Transport Authority announced.

image from today