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As part of our aim to do things better, we also want to help people feel better, which is why we offer free counselling sessions.

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Let's talk about mental health.

Your mental health is an essential component of your overall health. It influences how you think, feel and act, and also determines how you handle stress, relate to others and make choices.

Mental disorders cost the global economy billions of dollars, with an estimated 12 billion working days lost every year.

The latest SMHS (Singapore Mental Health Study) found that around 14% of Singaporeans have experienced a mood or anxiety disorder in their lifetime and that the lifetime prevalence is increasing. Sadly, those with a mental illness were found to have a 16% lower quality of life score.

Shockingly, only 21.6% of Singaporeans who experienced a mental illness in the last year sought treatment. Social stigma appears to be one of the main reasons as to why they did not seek help or feel the need to downplay their illness. But there are other reasons. The WHO recommends a ratio of 10 psychiatrists per 100,000 people to adequately treat mental illnesses in a nation; Singapore only has 2.8.

A recent study found that seven in ten employers in Singapore recognised the impacts of stress and mental health on productivity. However, only 51% of these firms had implemented a wellness program to address this, and 38% indicated they had no plans to introduce such a program.

At Melior, we believe that help should be available to everyone, which is why we offer free counselling sessions.

Feeling stressed, stuck or just need someone to talk to?

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“It is not events themselves that disturb people, but their judgements about them.”

- Epictetus


Counselling faq

What is counselling?

Counselling falls under the umbrella term "talking therapies" and is a process that people usually seek when they want to change something in their lives, or simply explore their thoughts and feeling in more depth.

A counsellor doesn't tell you what to do; they encourage you to talk about what's bothering you, in order to identify your thought patterns and their underlying beliefs.

People may choose to speak to a counsellor because they don't feel comfortable speaking to their partner/friends/family about such personal issues, or they may simply wish to speak to someone with an objective viewpoint.

What can counselling help with?

Counselling can be useful for anyone who wants to explore the way they're thinking or feeling, experiencing a problem that they are keen to resolve or wanting help with reaching a goal.

Common subjects that can be addressed include: stress, anxiety, depression, relationships, low self-esteem and your career. 

For many, the fact that counselling offers a safe and confidential environment to speak in, is enough to make them feel better. While a counsellor may not give you concrete advice, they will aim to help you uncover your own understanding of your problems, providing you with the tools to help you resolve them on your own.

What is the difference between counselling and coaching?

There are several differences between the 2, but there are also many similarities. You'll often get counsellors who use coaching techniques and coaches who use counselling techniques. 

The main difference is in their approaches.

Coaches help you achieve goals through helping you introspect and finding your solutions. They focus on the "now" and the "what next?".

Counsellors help you work through current issues by looking into past experiences, to help you move forward, find solutions to the problems and ideally prevent similar problems from occurring. 

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Let's talk about mental health

Mental health disorders cost the global economy billions of dollars, with around 12 million working days lost every year.

At Melior, we believe that your mental health is a vital component of your overall health and that help should be available to everyone. 

That's why we offer free counselling sessions. 

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