Maids trained to be counsellors to peers (Home, Page B1)

Monday, 11 April 2016

In today’s edition of The Straits Times, there was a report on an initiative by NUS and migrant worker welfare group Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (Home), where 39 Filipino foreign domestic workers in Singapore are currently being trained to recognise signs of mental stress and to offer help, to improve mental health support for foreign domestic workers here. Assistant Professor Keng Shian-Ling from the Department of Psychology at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, who is the principal investigator of the research initiative, said that the idea is for the foreign domestic workers to serve as a bridge between the professional mental health community and their own community.

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