Case Formulation in Youth Mental Health (F.K.A Tools and Skills for Supporting Youths with Mental Health Distress)

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Mental Health

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Fees (Please note that the fees listed are for your reference only. The final course fee may vary.)
Name Fee (Excludes GST) Fee (Includes GST)
Nett Fee (after SSG funding) $ 195.00 $ 208.65
Course Fee (Before Funding) $ 650.00 $ 695.50


Common mental health disorders like Depression, Obsessive-compulsive Disorder and Psychosis begin early in life. Results from the Singapore Mental Health Survey and the National Comorbidity Studies indicate the highest prevalence of mental health disorders in those aged between 18 and 30. If left untreated, there are far reaching social and economic consequences. Yet, only one in three distressed individuals would seek professional help. Of help-seeking individuals, most will approach the social service sector. This workshop aims to improve social service professionals’ confidence in using the BioPsychoSocial Model of Care framework to understand young people’s mental health distress and develop appropriate care plans to support young people through their mental health recovery journey.

Target Participants:

This course is designed for social service professionals who are involved in helping people with mental health concerns/disorders and preferably have basic knowledge of mental health issues and basic counselling skills.

*Participants must have at least 1 year working experience with people facing mental health concerns/disorders.

Learner is assumed to possess the following skills and knowledge:

• Be able to listen and speak English at a proficiency level equivalent to the Employability Skills System Workplace Literacy (WPL) Level 6 and above
• Be able to read and write English at a proficiency level equivalent to the Employability Skills System Workplace Literacy (WPL) Level 6 and above.
• Be able to use numeracy skills equivalent to the Employability Skills System Workplace Numeracy (WPN) Level 6 and above.

Learning Outcome:

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

1. Prepare a case formulation using the BioPsychoSocial Model of Care.
2. Prepare an intervention plan to support youths with mental health distress

Assesment Details:

This course includes assessment components. Learners will be assessed by written questions in a summative assessment at the end of training. As there is an assessment component for this course, grading and processing of results can only take place after course completion.

Learners who pass the assessment(s) will be awarded with an electronic Certificate of Achievement from SSI. You will receive an email notification when your e-Cert is ready for download in your NCSS e-Services account.


Mode of delivery for runs commencing after 1 Sep 2018:
Blended learning (facilitated classroom training and online course materials)

Fee Remarks:

SSG funding is available for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents only. For more information on SSG Training Grants, please visit:
SkillsFuture Singapore Funding.
SkillsFuture Credit.

VCF funding is available for foreigners who are staff of NCSS member Social Service Agencies via Direct Training Application.

Terms and conditions apply. Applicants of above training grants should inform SSI upon submission of your application.

Trainer Profile:

Trainer for course on 8-9 Feb 2018: Ms Lee Yi Ping.

Ms Lee Yi Ping, is a senior youth support worker at the Community Health Assessment Team (CHAT) with the Institute of Mental Health. After graduating with a first class honours degree in Psychology from James Cook University, Ms Lee Yi Ping worked on various research projects with National University of Singapore and the Child Guidance Clinic of Institute of Mental Health (IMH). For example, she was the main research assistant in a Singapore children mental health epidemiology project. Yi Ping went on to join the Early Psychosis Intervention Programme at IMH. As a case manager with a multi-disciplinary team, she provided not just individualised case management, but also psycho-education and counselling for clients with first-episode psychosis and their families. With her extensive experience in clinical work, Yi Ping took on her next role as a youth support worker with IMH’s Community Health Assessment Team (CHAT). Besides conducting mental health assessments and providing support for young people in distress, she works closely with tertiary educational institutes and voluntary welfare organizations to provide youth mental health education and training for young people, peer helpers, caregivers, educators and counsellors. Yi Ping believes that early intervention ensures good recovery. She strives for service improvement and is constantly seeking innovative ways to promote awareness and help-seeking behaviour with regards to youth mental health concerns.

Ms Yong Yee Huei, is a case manager at the Early Psychosis Intervention Programme (EPIP) with the Institute of Mental Health. She works together with a multi-disciplinary team in providing individualized case management, psycho-education, counseling and care for individuals with first-episode psychosis and their families. Her previous experience working with students in a school setting also formed the foundation for working with individuals within their life systems.

In these recent years, she has been putting more focus into educating public on mental health; training youths, peer helpers, caregivers, educators and other helping professionals. As a trainer, she has attained the Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA). She also has a Masters in Social Science (Counselling) and Degree in Arts and Social Science (Psychology).

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