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Dealing with the Elephant in the Room

Reading Time: 4 minutes We kicked off 2020 with our first mental well-being talks at St. Andrew’s Community Hospital last week. And no, there were no physical elephants in the room (a little about that later). But we were encouraged to hear of the hospital’s commitment to raise awareness and train their staff on mental resilience. Through a series…
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Skilling Up the Village

Reading Time: 2 minutes Do you know that we have a village amidst us here in Singapore; one that brings hope, help and healing to people? Over the weekend, we were honoured to have been able to not only share about strategic volunteer partnerships through an equipping workshop, but we were also grateful and blessed to have been able…
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What Cake can Teach Us about Thriving over Burnout in Life

Reading Time: 3 minutes We might have used the phrase “burned out” at some points in our lives to express how tired we are. But far from being just a “passing phase”, burnout can have serious implications on life, as it continues to rob us of it. What is Burnout? Here at Emmaus, we want to help people understand…
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A Tale of Two Cities – Come and Say “Hi”

Reading Time: 2 minutes Over the next week, Emmaus will be out and about sharing about the two topics we are passionate about; Strategic Volunteer Partnerships and Mental Well-Being. We will be in covering these in 2 cities; Bangkok and Singapore. First, we will be at Halls 405 and 406 of the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre from…
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Why the Burnout Talk in School?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Upon arriving on the Republic Polytechnic campus, we were greeted by a giant bear. Though the sight of it calmed my nerves a little, I was still somewhat nervous; this was to be my first talk about burnout to a younger crowd in an academic institution. I am accustomed to giving talks about stress and…
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Building a Caring Singapore, One VM at a time

Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s a wrap! We are indeed honoured to be able to witness the graduation of yet another generation of Volunteer Management professionals (VMs) last Friday. To date, the Circuit, part of the SG Cares movement, has trained and equipped close to 70 VMs across many Social Service Agencies (SSAs). Over 4 weeks in October 2019,…
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The Power of Meaningful Conversations

Reading Time: 2 minutes There’s power in meaningful conversations. Last Friday, we had the privilege of hosting the “In Conversation with” series at the Volunteer Management Circuit. We heard from Mr Nigel Lee, Manager of Lutheran Community Care Services, on the topic of designing volunteer roles for success. As part of our effort to help circuit participants learn relevant…
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“I Wished I Had this Kind of Training” ~ a Veteran Volunteer Manager

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Volunteer Management Circuit returned for its 3rd run. In the first 2 runs, we were privileged to help 47 social service agencies level up both their practitioners’ volunteer management capabilities and also their organizations’ volunteer programmes. On the 4 Oct 2019, we successfully kicked off Generation 3 of the circuit with another batch of…
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Recognizing the Many Faces of Burnout

Reading Time: 2 minutes I must say I am humbled yesterday, as I learned how little I still know about burnout at The Hidden Good’s Thankful Thursday. Though I was there to share about burnout and what one can do about it, I ended up learning more than I gave. I started this journey of struggling to overcome burnout…
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We Learned More About Burnout

Reading Time: < 1 minute We learned more about burnout as we dialogued about it. It’s a wrap for Thankful Thursday yesterday. We are indeed thankful for the meaningful partnership with The Hidden Good and their community. We talked about how burnout could be experienced in the various aspects of life, as well as what we can do about it.…
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