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Mental Well-Being Programme

We offer a series of mental resilience programmes to develop individuals, families and organizations to thrive with mental resilience.

Burnout is no respecter of age, social-economic status, gender etc. Left unmanaged, it might lead to mental health challenges and greatly affect individuals and their loved ones. The Singapore Mental Health Study 2016 found that 1 in 7 people in Singapore experienced mental health challenges.

Emmaus acts as a multiplier to help individuals and organizations thrive by building mental resilience and wellness and preventing and overcoming burnout through:


Awareness – “From Stress to Zest” Talk

(In-Person/Online Sessions are available) –

Are current circumstances stressing you out? How do we thrive and be mentally resilient in the new normal of COVID-19?

Learn the art and science of being mentally resilient and go away with practical handles on how to deal with stress and prevent burnout.

The talk provides both knowledge and practical handles for starting to build one’s mental resilience. Successful runs has been completed in several organizations (including manufacturing, legal, travel, technological, financial, educational, healthcare and non-profit institutions etc). To date, From Stress to Zest has been attended by more than 1000 individuals*.

This carefully designed talk helps participants to explore questions including:

    • What is stress? Is the same as burnout?
    • Why should I even be bothered about it?
    • Do I, my loved one, friends and/or colleagues have burnout?
    • How does one begin to take steps to prevent or overcome burnout?

Hear from James, the Lead Thrive-Synergist of a local social enterprise on how to grow and thrive with the 5S mental resilience building strategies.

*This talk has both secular (Community Edition) and a faith-based (Christ-Follower edition) versions.

Companies may also participate in the “Grow It Forward” programme and bring this talk to another non-profit to help them prevent burnout.

Average Usefulness Score: 4.1 out of 5.0 stars

Very insightful on the topic of burnt out. Good tip shared which are applicable to everyday life


I like the tips given to overcome the burnout and it helps me to lookout on my loved ones.


The ideas and tips shared are relevant to my situation. There's a need to segregate work from rest deliberately and be disciplined about it.


Short but effective session defining burnout, and providing a helpful perspective and tips for how to develop resilience and overcome burnout. Essential skill, especially in our world today!


Very practical tips presented in an engaging, empathetic way


Very informative and an eye-opening session. The presentation made it crystal clear that stress and burnout are two different things. Glad I will be able to address this and suggest a solution too. Thank you.


It brings better awareness of what burnout is about and what the bible says. The different strategies how we can cope.

Hannah Tow

I think it was very systematic & has useful strategies!


Thanks for sharing these practical tips that will help us bring true harmony to the work-life.

Phoebe Low

I find the strategies in handling burnout good handles to take away and reflect on. I like the way you link it with the living Word & applications to our life. Praise the Lord! Thank you, James.


Helpful mental resilience skills and insight 🙂


The strategies shared were useful!


Concrete tips to help us maintain healthy mental state in life.


James is very engaging and speak from his own personal stories which is very helpful. I learnt to view burnout differently and more positively!


The case sharing experience is very vaiuable. The presentation is simple and clear


Awareness itself brings strength and hope. The program is a good introduction and a pointer in the right direction.

Constance Chin

Trainer's helpful suggestions on tackling stress

Parul Raina

Brought self awareness to the forefront of my mind, not just for myself but for others.

Kay Thomson

The fact that James illustrates from his own life experience captured my attention & made for a meaningful learning.


The session was informative, easy to understand, practical and resourceful. Much needed for our overstretched and very stressed society.


The course is very informative, I learn the ICED-T method to assess if one is burned out, the importance of being aware of it- how it affect the people around us , and the practical ways (5S) to deal with burnout.


I liked how the session was brief but informative and engaging. Keep up the good work!


I really like this (workshop) because of how approachable the presenter is and how he presented the information in a very interesting manner like the different models to help us remember the concepts. Will definitely want to learn more!


Tips and strategies are clearly explained and easy to follow.


A very helpful session about the importance of mental resilience and tips to deal with stress and prevent burnout.


(The) session was helpful as it gives us an opportunity to reflect and respond and prevent burnout. The presentation was engaging.


Tips, resources and reminders to help us remain sane.


Concise and to the point; (helps) the (topic to be) well understood.

Jay Hu

Slides are clearly presented and the information very useful.

Eddie Lim

Appreciate James and Emmaus Strategies for his sharing of his own experiences and effective strategies to move from Stress to Zest


James was very real and engaging. Having webinars this way could reach us very easily amidst the COVID-19 situation.


Stress is a vast topic but it was very effectively covered in a session


The sharing of personal experiences by the trainer was authentic and relevant.


I learnt several ways to manage stress better and prevent burnout....and that we will get better and better at it when we keep trying...and the beautiful reminder that God is for us always 🙂


James knows what he's talking about. Lots of variety in the session, and some practical tips


Authentic, personal, useful takeaway for life application...


Thank you for the helpful acronym in looking out signs of burnout 🙂 Appreciate the suggested coping strategies, practical and seems doable! Lot's of valuable teachings packed into a tight hour!


James has real experiences and in turn real tips for coping and/or preventing burnouts, I'll be sharing this with a friend who is going through a challenging time too!


An informative and thought provoking session. Helped me reflect on what I should do if I feel like on am on the verge of a burn out!


This talk helps me to understand the difference between stress and burnout. And some pointers to prevent burnout in our stressful environment.


A good summary of managing stress and burnout, and building resilience in these trying times.  


I like the simplified pointers and acronyms eg ICED-T and 4S because it frames things in a more organized way compared to being bombarded with information


It was a good lunchtime session that helped me understand and learn about signs to look out for myself or rather to prevent it from happening. Thank you James for the session!

Frances Ng

Talk enables me to understand more about burnout and the effects of it. It also helps me to understand the causes of it and what may contribute to it in my life.


Real conversations and statistics about the state of Singaporeans in terms of work, mental health, burnt out and sleep deprivation. Thought-provoking and much-needed conversations for workplaces to start having regarding real work-life thriving and burnout/mental health issues.

Su Re

Easy to understand presentation, with good pedagogies in delivering content. The whole workshop is interesting because of personal sharing of speaker. It gives audience hope that burnout can be prevented, identified, and managed.


James is engaging and insightful in sharing ways to understand, approach and overcome burnout.


Very interesting... I learn a lot in your session


The tips shared to get out of burnout is good


James is able to cover such a big topic like burnout in such a clear manner

Tian En

There is also the online version of the “From Stress to Zest” talk and you can find out more about it here.

Transformation – Thrive! Retreat (Christian Retreat)

We all want to work, love, grow, succeed and have meaning and joy in our lives. Go on a life-changing personal journey with us, as we uncover the keys to living a thriving life. This is a one-day Christian Education workshop which provides a platform to review some critical questions needed to live a thriving life. Topics covered would include:

  • What is Burnout and why does it happen?
  • What does a thriving life look like?
  • How to have work-life harmony?
  • How to build personal resilience?
  • How to thrive in relationships?
  • How to know our priorities and find meaning and purpose in our work?
    Fuel up, not burn out.

    Email us at hello@emmaus.sg or join our mailing list to be updated about the next run of the retreat.

Transformation – Mental Resilience Coaching

Two Sojourners

“Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil.”
~ The Bible (Ecclesiastes 4:9, ESV)

You don’t have to journey alone. Have one of our mental resilience architects to join you in your journey to build your mental resilience and/or to thrive over burnout,

Send us an email for more information.

Burnout Prevention & Management Resources

You are welcome to review our resources on burnout prevention and management or join The Walk – A 12-day devotional challenge against burnout.

Contact us for more information.

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