Maintaining mental well-being during Covid-19: Health Check Ep 37

  • 20 May 2020

Health Check Ep 37: Maintaining mental well-being during Covid-19 10:07 mins Synopsis: This is a fortnightly podcast series on Wednesdays by The Straits Times. As the Covid-19 pandemic rages on, healthcare workers have been roped in to help out at foreign worker dormitories as the testing of thousands of migrant workers for the coronavirus disease continues.   ST senior correspondent Joyce Teo speaks with Dr Michael Yong, senior consultant and head of psychiatry at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital about his experiences at a dorm and the change in the migrant workers' mood that he has witnessed. He shares his own family experiences too, coping during the circuit breaker period. Dr Yong, who's also the group director for psychological medicine at the National University Health System, then goes on to discuss the mental health challenges that the pandemic brings and what you can do about it. Need help? - National Care Hotline: 1800-202-6868  - Institute of Mental Health’s Mental Health Helpline: 6389-2222 -Samaritans of Singapore: 1800-221-4444 - Silver Ribbon Singapore: 6385-3714  - Agency for Integrated Care Hotline (for the elderly): 1800-650-6060 Produced by: Joyce Teo (joyceteo@sph.com.sg) and Ernest Luis Edited by: Adam Azlee Follow more Health Check podcasts and rate us on: Spotify: http://str.sg/oeGY Apple Podcasts: http://str.sg/oeXP Google Podcasts: http://str.sg/oeLN Playlist: https://str.sg/Jw7R Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg