Mental wellbeing relates to our ability to positively experience life, effectively manage life's challenges, realise our potential and make a meaningful contribution within our community.
Local research has shown that there are five aspects that contribute to a person's mental wellbeing:
- Social intelligence
- Emotional intelligence
- Cognitive efficacy
Self-esteem is about how we think and feel about ourselves. It is about having confidence and believing in our abilities, and how motivated we are about improving on our weaknesses. By nurturing a positive view of ourselves, we can develop strong self-esteem that gives us confidence to embrace life's challenges, pursue our goals, and take steps to lead a meaningful life.
Next, Social Intelligence relates to how well we interact with people around us at play or work, at home or with the community. Having social intelligence means we are able to connect with others to build trusting and meaningful relationships. Taking time and effort to listen to and understand others' perspectives will help build a strong social network to rely on for support in good and bad times.
Thirdly, Resilience relates to our ability to cope with stress and bounce back when we are confronted with difficult situations. It is about viewing challenges as opportunities rather than threats. It is a strength that helps you manage situations and turn them into useful life experiences. With resilience, we will be able to manage stressful situations positively, recover quickly and emerge as a stronger and smarter person.
And Emotional intelligence is our ability to identify, understand and manage our emotions effectively. It is about being able to identify situations that make us feel positive so we can continue to seek them. At the same time, it is also about being mindful of our reactions to various situations that would typically arouse strong emotions in us. With good emotional intelligence, we will know ourselves better, respond more effectively to people and situations, and make better decisions in the long run.
Lastly, Cognitive efficacy is our ability to think clearly and effectively in our daily life. This means being able to understand, analyse, plan, remember, and respond successfully to different situations. It also includes adopting a step-by-step approach to challenges and weighing the pros and cons of various courses of actions before making a decision. With good cognitive efficacy, we will be able to make rational decisions and deal with life's challenges effectively. We will also be able to achieve our goals.
In a fast-paced society today, positive mental wellbeing helps us to deal with challenges, solve problems and achieve our goals. Maintaining good mental wellbeing also reduces our vulnerability to mental health difficulties.
Under the SME Health+ Scheme, companies that wishes to participate in at least 3 workshops in metal wellbeing can enjoy 70% co-funding from HPB, up to $350 per 1-hour session.
For more information on the mental wellbeing workshops available under the Scheme, please contact WAF at 6725 9866 or email to email@example.com to enquire.