04 Mar '11, 5am

Mental Wellbeing Scale introduced

SINGAPORE: The Health Promotion Board (HPB) has introduced the Singapore Mental Wellbeing Scale, the first-of-its-kind developed in Asia. The scale was developed to help people understand what mental wellbeing is, in a local context. HPB found that while international scales were helpful, they did not take into account local factors such as values, culture and multi-ethnicity. Singapore's scale was developed with Nanyang Technological University's psychology department. They found five aspects that defined mental wellbeing among Singapore residents: - Self-esteem - believing in your potential and engaging in lifelong growth and development - Social connectedness - nurturing a good social support network - Emotional intelligence - appreciating and understanding self, others and circumstances - Resilience - handling life's challenges by being optimistic - Cognitive efficacy ...

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