SINGAPORE, Dec. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- For the 3rd consecutive year running, PSB Academy (PSBA) is the only Private Education Institution to receive the prestigious Silver Ribbon Mental Health Awards for Schools 2022. Building on a culture where people matter, mental wellness has always been key to the institution, which believes in a proactive approach in ensuring the availability and accessibility of the support and resources needed in providing a safe space for its people to thrive.
Mental Health Matters
From embracing the new norm and changes from the pandemic, to having to cope with the rising rate of inflation, it is no surprise that the number of youths reportedly struggling with mental health issues is on the rise. Stress and anxiety caused by the uncertainties and volatility in their years transitioning into adulthood may have been the main contributor to worsening mental health amongst our younger generation. At the recent Silver Ribbon Mental Wellness Award 2022 ceremony that was held virtually on the 6th of December, Guest-of-Honour, Dr Maliki Osman, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, Second Minister for Education & Foreign Affairs emphasized that mental health is a society-wide issue, which will require a whole-of-society effort to resolve.
Amongst the 13 recipients recognised by Silver Ribbon for their efforts and commitment to the mental well-being of their students, PSB Academy (PSBA) is the only Private Education Institution that had been honoured with this recognition for the 3rd consecutive year running. Priding itself as Asia's Future Academy, mental health has always been PSBA's key focus in ensuring the holistic well-being of our community - be it employees, students, or other stakeholders.
More than a school
Receiving the award on behalf of PSB Academy, Senior Vice President of Operations, Vincent Chong, also presented the holistic effort and mental wellness framework at PSBA, which has transformed towards a proactive management approach through the array of mental health support and activities aimed to empower students with greater self-awareness and ensuring that students always have a channel to reach out, strengthening PSBA as a conducive and safe space for anyone and everyone to be themselves.
"PSB Academy - Asia's Future Academy, commits to more than just providing a high quality of education for our students. We are more than a school. We are an institution that strives to support our students from all walks of life, at every stage of their life journey with us, be it academically, psychologically, or emotionally. Impacting lives every day, PSBA builds a culture where people matter and where we care for each other." - Vincent Chong, Senior Vice President, PSB Academy.
About PSB Academy
As one of Singapore's leading private education institutions with almost 60-years heritage of producing industry ready graduates, PSB Academy is committed to defining our identity as "Asia's Future Academy". Established in 1964, we started under Singapore's Economic Development Board and later Productivity and Standards Board to upgrade the knowledge and skills of Singapore's workforce. With an approach to education that focuses on what really matters: performance in the New Economy, PSB Academy provides quality education to shape and nurture future-ready graduates with the necessary skills and tools to stay relevant in a digitally driven economy.
Our newly launched STEM Wing - an expansion of our City Campus, is an innovation hot house equipped with high-tech and industry approved labs and facilities, aimed to bolster STEM education for students. Our learning spaces in the heart of the city connect students globally through a collaborative learning and networking environment that enables them to be Future Makers—active innovators and contributors to society.
With a strong network of industry partners to prepare our students for the workforce, PSB Academy today hosts over 13,000 students from more than 50 nationalities with its slate of certificate, diploma, degree, and short courses.
Source: PSB Academy