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  • Mind Your Head
    Learning Package: Mind Your Head

    A large spotlight has been placed on the topic of mental health and the stigma surrounding it. In fact, a survey by Channel NewsAsia found that 66% of respondents expressed concerns about the stigma surrounding mental health. Although there has been a growing awareness in recent years with more individuals coming forward with their stories, and an increase in studies about mental health, misconceptions continue to prevail.

    Dispel these misconceptions by learning more about mental health and discover how you can better help yourself and those around you with these resources!

    Articles

    1. What is Mental Wellness

    The term “mental wellness” has been a prominent part of the current zeitgeist. But what exactly does it mean? Learn more about what it means to be mentally well and how you can work towards it.

    2. What to Do When Someone You Love Is Struggling

    We are often unequipped with the skills and knowledge to help those around us. This article sheds some light on how you can best help the people you love who are struggling with their mental health.

    eBooks & Audiobooks

    1. Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?

    Dr. Julie Smith (2022), Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?, HarperCollins.

    Book Cover for Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before

    Gain a better understanding of your mind’s inner workings and learn techniques that will enable you to take charge of your mental health.

    Also available as an audiobook.

    Read the eBook here. (A myLibrary username is required to access this digital book.)

    2. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

    Lori Gottlieb (2019), Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, HarperCollins

    Book cover for Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

    Psychotherapist Lori Gottlieb takes us behind the curtain of her experiences as both a clinician and patient through which she explores the internal struggles we often encounter and how we have the power to transform our lives.

    Read the eBook here. (A myLibrary username is required to access this digital book.)

    3. Bird Brain

    Chuck Mullin (2020), Bird Brain, Unbound.

    Book cover for Bird Brain

    Chuck Mullin offers a humorous glimpse into her struggles with mental health through illustrations of quirky pigeons.

    Read the eBook here. (A myLibrary username is required to access this digital book.)

     

     

  • Intergenerational Relationships and Communication
    Learning Playlist: Intergenerational Relationships and Communication

    Communication is essential in all relationship building, especially between the young and old. Effective cross-generational communication facilitates the exchange of diverse perspectives, experiences, and knowledge. Beyond fostering mutual understanding, it also provides an avenue for the transfer and preservation of traditions, values, cultural heritage for future generations. Find out more in this playlist!

    Intergenerational Harmony - Overcoming Barriers to Communication

    Good intergenerational relationships are valuable both in the workplace and within families. Understanding communications principles is key to embracing differences, which provides opportunities for sharing experiences and knowledge across generations.

    Source: Council for Third Age [C3A]. (2019, May 27). Intergenerational Harmony - Overcoming Barriers to Communication. YouTube. https://youtu.be/cQCL83_zXtE?si=C_Q42p6HiCVk0xBL


    [NSA e-Nuggets Series] Childcare Skills for Grandparents and Seniors

    Grandparenting skills encompass a diverse set of abilities and qualities that contribute to the nurturing and supportive role in their grandchildren's lives. Gain insights into how to create an enriching and safe environment that meets the physical and emotional needs of both generations.

    Source: Council for Third Age [C3A]. (2020, May 14). [NSA e-Nuggets Series] Childcare Skills for Grandparents and Seniors. YouTube. https://youtu.be/Jy87H0HOwlg?si=CVDzSRxQZvGPGngI


    6 Lessons My Grandparents Taught Me | Grandparents' Day Special | Channel NewsAsia Connect

    What would be your grandparents’ words of wisdom and advice to you? In this video, celebrities, athletes, and business owners share the valuable life lessons they have gleaned from their grandparents.

    Source: CNA Insider [CNA]. (2014, Nov 19). 6 Lessons My Grandparents Taught Me | Grandparents' Day Special | Channel NewsAsia Connect. YouTube. https://youtu.be/f869I2kBcOY?si=cFsAa1sIb1_iw23Z


    Diversity Across Generations: Supporting Workplace Inclusion

    Unlock the keys to successful collaboration across generations in the modern workplace with this course, equipping you with insights and strategies to foster inclusion and understanding among colleagues of all ages.

    Source: Linda Croyle and Madecraft. (2022, April 8) Diversity Across Generations: Supporting Workplace Inclusion. Linkedin Learning. https://www.linkedin.com/learning/diversity-across-generations-supporting-workplace-inclusion/generational-inclusion?u=109812938

    Learning Package: Intergenerational Relationships and Communication

    How can intergenerational relationships thrive in the digital age? In today's digital era, the advent of technology has brought both opportunities and challenges in bridging the communication gap between different age groups. So, what is the formula for these relationships to thrive in the digital age? Delve into these resources to nurture richer and more meaningful intergenerational relationships.

    Resource Page

    Time of Your Life Resources

    Explore NLB Memory Game Cards.

    This game is an intergenerational activity that allows people, young and old, to interact by creating an opportunity to spend quality time with each other and strengthen familial bonds.

    Visit the resource page here (https://www.nlb.gov.sg/main/discover-and-learn/discover-our-collections/time-of-your-life-resources).

    Source: Time of Your Life Resources. National Library Board Singapore. Retrieved 2024, May 15

    Articles

    The Happy Art of Grandparenting

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    Journey with a newly minted grandfather as he shares the joys and nuances of grandparenting, offering a humorous and heartfelt glimpse into the role's profound impact and timeless wisdom.

    Read the article here (https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2023/06/happiness-grandparenting-family-parenthood/674470/)

    Source: Arthur C. Brooks (2023, June 22). The Happy Art of Grandparenting. Retrieved from https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2023/06/happiness-grandparenting-family-parenthood/674470/. Photo from Canva.

    A Handy Guide to Millennial Lingo

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    Millennial lingo encompasses the unique language and expressions used by the millennial generation, reflecting their cultural influences, and evolving societal norms. This form of communication often incorporates slang, memes, creativity, and adaptability in today's dynamic communication landscape. Find out if you know any of these millennial lingos?

    Read the article here (https://www.sgh.com.sg/news/joy-at-work/a-handy-guide-to-millennial-lingo)

    Source: Elizabeth Kao, Singapore General Hospital. (n.d.). A Handy Guide to Millennial Lingo. Retrieved from: https://www.sgh.com.sg/news/joy-at-work/a-handy-guide-to-millennial-lingo. Photo from Canva.

    Can Technology Bridge the Intergenerational Gap?

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    Technology is a double-edged sword, depending on how you chose to wield it. This article offers insights into how technology is shaping intergenerational bonding and social connections in today’s evolving digital landscape.

    Read the article here (https://www.suss.edu.sg/blog/detail/can-technology-bridge-the-intergenerational-gap)

    Source: Singapore University of Social Sciences. Can Technology Bridge the Intergenerational Gap? Retrieved from: https://www.suss.edu.sg/blog/detail/can-technology-bridge-the-intergenerational-gap. Photo from Canva.

    Ageless friendships: 56-year difference no barrier to their heartwarming bond

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    Learn about how a 78-year-old grandfather and 22-year-old volunteer built a meaningful inter-generational relationship, connecting through shared interests and hobbies.

    Read the article here (https://www.straitstimes.com/life/i-feel-young-sg-active-ageing-intergenerational-friendships-heartwarming-bond-seniors-ministry-of-health)

    Source: The Straits Times. Ageless friendships: 56-year difference no barrier to their heartwarming bond. Retrieved from https://www.straitstimes.com/life/i-feel-young-sg-active-ageing-intergenerational-friendships-heartwarming-bond-seniors-ministry-of-health. Photo from Canva.

    Creating and Communicating Culture for an Intergenerational Workforce

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    In this article, discover effective strategies for creating and communicating workplace culture that resonates across generations. Explore how to foster cohesion and understanding among diverse age groups for a thriving intergenerational workforce.

    Read the article here (https://www.octanner.com/articles/creating-and-communicating-culture-for-an-intergenerational-workforce)

    Source: 2024, February 12.Creating and Communicating Culture for an Intergenerational Workforce. Retrieved from https://www.octanner.com/articles/creating-and-communicating-culture-for-an-intergenerational-workforce. Photo from Canva.

    Why We Need Intergenerational Friendships at Work

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    Uncover the vital importance of intergenerational friendships in the workplace. Gain insights into how fostering relationships across generations enhances collaboration, knowledge sharing, and overall workplace satisfaction.

    Read the article here (https://hbr.org/2024/03/why-we-need-intergenerational-friendships-at-work)

    Source: Megan W. Gerhardt (2024, March 13). Why We Need Intergenerational Friendships at Work. Retrieved from: https://hbr.org/2024/03/why-we-need-intergenerational-friendships-at-work. Photo from Canva.

    How to Manage Intergenerational Conflict in the Workplace

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    Learn effective strategies for managing intergenerational conflict in the workplace through insightful experiences and expert advice, fostering understanding and collaboration across diverse generations for organizational success.

    Read the article here (https://www.shrm.org/topics-tools/news/employee-relations/how-to-manage-intergenerational-conflict-workplace)

    Source: Arlene S. Hirsch (n.d.). How to Manage Intergenerational Conflict in the Workplace. Retrieved from: https://www.shrm.org/topics-tools/news/employee-relations/how-to-manage-intergenerational-conflict-workplace. Photo from Canva.

    eBooks

    Looking Back Life Was Beautiful: A Celebration of Love from the Creators of Drawings for My Grandchildren

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    Blending traditional modes of expression through watercolour illustrations and narratives, and new forms of communication through Instagram, this beautifully illustrated book captures heartwarming moments between grandparents and their grandchildren. It showcases the cherished family bond that transcends generations and geography. This title is available in eBook and physical book formats.

    Read the eBook here (https://nlb.overdrive.com/media/5390354). A myLibrary username is required to access this digital book.)

    Source: Grandpa Chan; Chan Jae Lee. (2020). Looking Back Life Was Beautiful. A Celebration of Love from the Creators of Drawings for My Grandchildren.

    Nobody Will Tell You This but Me

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    Delve into the heartwarming and humorous journey of familial love and legacy in "Nobody Will Tell You This But Me" by Bess Kalb, an Emmy-nominated TV writer, as she immortalises the unforgettable spirit of her grandmother Bobby Bell through cherished voicemails and heartfelt memories spanning generations. This title is available in eBook, eAudiobook and physical book formats.

    Read the eBook here (https://nlb.overdrive.com/media/5003871). A myLibrary username is required to access this digital book.)

    Source: Kalb, Bess. (2020). Nobody Will Tell You This but Me.

    Next Generation Leadership: How to Ensure Young Talent Will Thrive with Your Organization

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    The digital landscape offers unique platforms for sharing experiences, knowledge, and perspectives, significantly transforming workplace communication. This book offers insights on how Gen XYers can bridge the generation gap in attitudes and work styles to enhance workplace productivity and harmony. This title is available in eBook and eAudiobook formats.

    Read the eBook here( https://nlb.overdrive.com/media/4896987). (A myLibrary username is required to access this digital book.)

    Source: Adam Kingl. (2020). Next Generation Leadership. How to Ensure Young Talent Will Thrive with Your Organization.

    How to Live Forever: The Enduring Power of Connecting the Generations

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    How to Live Forever: The Enduring Power of Connecting the Generations

    Uncover the secrets to lasting happiness and fulfillment in "How to Live Forever" as Marc Freedman shares insights from his three-decade quest, exploring the significance of mentoring and intergenerational connection in an age of extended lifespans

    Read the Ebook here(https://nlb.overdrive.com/media/4207368). (A myLibrary username is required to access this digital book.)

    Source: Freedman, Marc. (2018). How to live forever: The Enduring Power of Connecting the Generations.)

    If you are interested to learn more about intergenerational relationships and communication, keep a lookout for our upcoming programmes here.