Programs

Counselling Services cordially invites you to attend the following workshops:

TitleSuicide Prevention Day
Date:19 - 20 September 2017
Organiser:Counselling, Health and Wellness Services unit

10 September marks the World Suicide Prevention Day. In conjunction with this, awareness activities will be carried out to work towards a common goal of saving lives from suicide.

Visit here for more details.

Thank You.

TitleReceiving feedback with grace
Date:Thursday, 14 September 2017
Time:12nn – 1.30pm
Venue:2-1-03
Facilitator:Ms. Na Mui Gee (Head – Counselling, Health and Wellness Services)

How can you take the prick out of feedback, and use it to grow and get closer to achieving your full potential?

Constructive criticism is an important ingredient for personal and professional development and for strengthening relationships. Whether it’s from your lecturer, a friend, your partner, or even from anonymous surveys, being receptive to feedback is essential.

But let’s face it, criticism hurts. We all say we want feedback, but we don’t really. A workshop on how to receive feedback effectively will be held to shed some light on making the best of feedback delivered to us. Details are as follows:

Date:            Thursday, 14 September 2017
Time:            12nn – 1.30pm
Venue:          2-1-03
Facilitator:    Ms. Na Mui Gee (Head – Counselling, Health and Wellness Services)

Please register here by 12/9/2017.

Thank You.


Counselling Services cordially invites you to attend the following event organized by Mental Health Ambassadors:

Title:MHA Anti-Bullying Campaign
Date:30 August 2017 (Wednesday)
Time:11:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Programme:

Time/Venue

Activity

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

FOYER

MHA Recruitment
Join us as Mental Health Ambassadors and help us build a more caring community on campus!

Henna Art
Come and be painted in beautiful henna designs!

Anti-Bullying Video-making
Write your own anti-bullying messages and pose for a picture. We’ll compile them into a video. Wait to see where you’ll catch a glimpse of yourself!

12:00 NN – 1:15 PM

PLENARY THEATRE

Forum on Understanding & Preventing Bullying

Speaker 1: Ms Carole (Senior Counsellor)
Speaker 2: Mr Jasbir Singh (Risk Manager, OHSE)
Speaker 3: Ahmed AlMansari (Student)
Sharing Session
Q & A Session

Please register to attend the event here

Objectives of Campaign:

  • to increase awareness and understanding about bullying
  • to educate and promote discussion surrounding bullying
  • to advocate fora zero-tolerance attitude towards bullying
  • to encourage Monashians to be “Upstanders”

Thank You.


Counselling Services cordially invites you to attend the Life Skills Workshop 2 (LSW 2) scheduled as follows:

Title:

It’s OK to be IMPERFECT

Date:

5 September 2017 (Tuesday)

Time:

12 pm to 1.30 pm

Venue:

Room 6-2-07

Speaker:

Ms. Low Mi Yen (Clinical Psychologist)


How many times have we been confronted by family members, friends, course-mates, lecturers and others, in frustration, “Don’t have to be so perfect in doing this….! It can be done this way instead…..” If you have heard these comments many times in your life, most probably you are a perfectionist! Do perfectionists encounter positive achievement or negative challenges in life? Are they really happy when they are successful in what they do? Come and attend this talk to understand more about the positive and negative aspects of life of a perfectionist and the types of effective intervention for a struggling perfectionist to lead a healthier life.

If you are interested and committed to attending, please register HERE.

For more information, please contact Ms. Saw Imm at 03-5514 4981 or email soon.saw.imm@monash.edu

Note:
Students who attend at least 8 hours of workshops and/or talks organised by Counselling Services (excluding Mental Health First Aid training) within 12 months will receive a Certificate of Participation

See you there!


Title:Take Charge of Your Emotions” workshop
Date:23 August 2017 (Wednesday)
Time:5.00 – 6.30 p.m.
Venue:Room 2-1-03
Speaker:Ms Carole Chung,
Senior Counsellor  Certified Satir therapist;
Certified Choice Theory Reality Therapist & Instructor.

What you will learn in this workshop:

  • understand the nature of your deep-seated emotions using Satir Therapy
  • how to regulate your emotions using Choice Theory Reality Therapy

*NOTE: You can collect hours for the Counselling Services certificate of participation (minimum 8 hours in a 12-month period).

Introduction:
“Are you much too emotional? Do you find yourself often caught in life’s storms, and helplessly tossed about?”

Come and learn the nature of your deep-seated emotions, how to regulate your emotions more successfully, and take steps starting today to think and act in ways which promote greater calmness and happiness.

If you are interested and committed to attending, please register for this workshop here.

Thank You.


Title:“Dare! The Psychology of Courage!” workshop
Date:16 August 2017 (Wednesday)
Time:1.00– 2:00 PM
Venue:Room 2-1-03
Facilitator:Mr Paul Jambunathan, Clinical Psychologist & BFM Radio Show Host

Description
Human behaviour is perhaps the most popular conundrum to many people. Our behaviour is apparently intensively goal-directed, yet, are you aware that it is also unconsciously very habitual?

To become more effective in our behaviour (anything we feel, think or act), the secret is in our ability to change. This requires two vital ingredients: self-awareness and courage to change. Courage because often the pain of change is greater than the pain of staying the same. Comfort zones can become self-limiting. Only with the courage to identify and challenge boundaries will we be able to self-actualize. We need the courage to challenge ourselves.

I DARE you!

Target Group
Any individual who has ever been slightly faint-hearted or who has ever wished that you were braver to do the things you dream of doing.

If you are interested and committed to attending, please register here.

Thank You.

Title:“Dealing with Procrastination” workshop
Date:1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd August 2017 (every Tuesday)
Time:5.00 p.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Venue:Room 2-1-03
Facilitator:Ms. Siow Li Fong (Student Counsellor)

Description
This is a series of four fun and interactive workshops in which participants learn early on in the semester about procrastination, what it is, what it is not and what to do about it. Participants will gain a better idea of their inner self, what’s going in their minds and use this knowledge to come up with more effective plans and schedules for themselves.

Target Group
Any individual who would like to learn more about his or her inner self and effective study planning. It is useful for group mates or friends to attend together and learn from one another.

If you are interested and committed to attending ALL parts of the series, please register here by 5.00 p.m., 31 July 2017.

The workshop can accommodate up to 40 participants.

Note: Students who attend at least 8 hours of workshops and/or talks organised by Counselling Services (excluding Mental Health First Aid training) within 12 months will receive a Certificate of Participation.

Thank You.


Title:Mindful Creativity Workshops (MCW)
Dates:10 Aug, 17 Aug, 24 Aug, 7 Sept and 14 Sept 2017 (Thursdays)
Time:5.00pm to 6.30pm
Venue:Room 6-2-07
Frequency:5 sessions, 1.5 hours each (weekly over 5 weeks)
Presenter:Ms. Soon Saw Imm (Senior Counsellor, Monash University Malaysia)

This is a self-exploration workshop series which will help you in understanding your feelings and reducing stress. It is an experiential program that focuses on learning basic skills on mindfulness and creative expressive art such as gentle inquiry, space-awareness, mindful drawing and painting. The workshop will be delivered through slides presentation, small group discussions and sharing.

*No previous drawing or meditation experience is necessary.

For registration, please log on HERE. Registration closes on Wednesday, 9 Aug 2017.

For more information, please contact Saw Imm at 03-5514 4981.

Note: Students who attend at least 8 hours of workshops and/or talks organised by Counselling Services (excluding Mental Health First Aid training) within 12 months will receive a Certificate of Participation.

See you there!


Title:Mental Health First Aid Training
Date:5 & 12 August 2017 (Saturdays)
Time:10.00pm to 5pm
Venue:Room 2-1-03
Trainer:Ms. Na Mui Gee

This training program covers the various types of mental illness and teaches participants a practical approach to provide initial help to those who are in need, until professional help becomes available.

Feedback received from staff and students at Monash indicates that people who are trained feel more confident to communicate with those affected by mental health problems, as well as to assist and to encourage them to seek professional help.

The program will be conducted in the form of a workshop, which focuses on active participation from members and involves experiential activities, case scenarios, role plays, and group discussions.

As a MHFAider you have the opportunity to complete an online Accreditation Assessment in order to become an accredited MHFAider for 3 years.

If you pass the Accreditation Assessment, you will be issued a digital PDF Certificate of Accreditation by MHFA Australia. If you are unsuccessful in the Accreditation Assessment, you will receive a digital PDF Certificate of Completion.

For further information on MHFA, please log on to the following websites:

About the trainer:

The MHFA program will be conducted by Ms Na Mui Gee, who is an accredited MHFA instructor by Orygen Research Centre, University of Melbourne (Australia). Mui Gee is the Head - Counselling, Health and Wellness Services at Monash University Malaysia.

Registration:

The training accommodates up to 25 participants. Registration will be confirmed on a first-come-first-served basis. Please register here by 3 August 2016, 5pm.