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TOUCH in the News

 

TOUCH in the News

2018
  1. 6 August 2018; International Airport Review - "Art at Changi Airport an 'avenue for expression to persons with disabilities'" 

    https://www.internationalairportreview.com/news/73159/art-changi-airport-disabilities/  

  2. 30 July 2018; Lianhe Wanbao – “囍 本 地 晚婚 女 男 不婚 更 多” (More locals are marrying late; more females remain unmarried)
    https://www.zaobao.com.sg/news/singapore/story20180730-879084

  3. 30 July 2018; Lianhe Wanbao – “乐龄不快乐轻生人数逐年增” (Unhappy ageing: The number of suicides increase year by year)
    https://www.zaobao.com.sg/news/singapore/story20180730-879101


  4. 30 July 2018; Lianhe Zaobao – “去年老年自杀人数历来最高” (The number of elderly suicides has been the highest last year)
    https://www.zaobao.com.sg/news/singapore/story20180730-879084

  5. 30 July 2018; Lianhe Zaobao – “去年青少年自杀事件减半援人协会:不能松懈” (Youth suicide halved last year, Aid Association: Can't relax)
    https://www.zaobao.com.sg/news/singapore/story20180730-879101

  6. 30 July 2018; Lianhe Wanbao – “乐龄不快乐轻生人数逐年增” (Unhappy ageing: The number of suicides increase year by year)

    https://www.zaobao.com.sg/news/singapore/story20180730-879101

  7. 29 July 2018; Shinmin Daily News – “交友应用程序 越来越普遍 辅导员教5招自保” (Dating apps are becoming more common; Many young people try to use mobile apps to make friends)

  8. 28 July 2018; Lianhe Wanbao – “越来越多小孩上网成瘾 被禁玩手机游戏 5岁男童转暴力” (More and more children are becoming addicted to the Internet. When forbidden to play video games, 5 years old boy turns violent)

  9. 28 July 2018; The Straits Times – “More children getting help for internet addiction”
    https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/more-children-getting-help-for-internet-addiction

  10. 27 July 2018; 96.3好FM  – "娜些美好" segment
    https://www.facebook.com/963haofm/videos/2133977519965644/
    https://www.facebook.com/113335755363174/posts/2132370790126317/

  11. 27 July 2018; The Straits Times - "Run & Raisin' 2018"

  12. 26 July 2018; Lianhe Zaobao – “过去五年,九成离异申请者离婚三年内拥组屋”(Over the last 5 years, 90% of divorcees own flats within 3 years of divorce)
    https://www.zaobao.com.sg/news/singapore/story20180726-878114


  13.  Aug/Sept Issue; IMPACT magazine – “Push back or live with bullying (panel interview)”

  14. 23 July 2018; Lianhe Zaobao – “摆脱负面思维 18岁少女终走出抑郁谷底” (18-year old shakes off negative mindset and walks out from the depths of depression)
    https://www.zaobao.com.sg/news/singapore/story20180723-877277

  15. 23 July 2018; The Straits Times – “Trend of younger children self-harming, experts warn”
    https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/education/trend-of-younger-children-self-harming-experts-warn

  16. 21 July 2018; Channel NewsAsia – “As if it was something my whole life depended on: For some gamers, hitting pause seems impossible”
    https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/online-gaming-mental-health-disorder-who-10534450


  17. 20 July 2018; ShinMin Daily – “乐龄支援网络三方面助年长者’"

  18. 15 July 2018; Shinmin Daily - "85%家长 让儿日打电玩1小时 ‘培养自律是关键"Shinmin Daily - "85%家长 让儿日打电玩1小时 ‘培养自律是关键"

  19. 15 July 2018; Shinmin Daily - "价值观超越种族 异族通婚趋普遍"

  20. 14 July 2018; Shinmin Daily - "补习中心外 父母打骂儿子 父澄清:我的孩子太无礼"

  21. 10 July 2018; LOVE97.2FM - "Helping children overcome exam fears"

  22. 7 July 2018; The Straits Times - "askST: What care and subsidies are available for seniors?"
    https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/what-care-and-subsidies-are-available-for-seniors

  23. 6 July 2018; Lianhe Zaobao - "今年国庆庆典以原创短片说建国历程"
    https://www.zaobao.com.sg/news/singapore/story20180706-872822

  24. 6 July 2018; Lianhe Zaobao - "看护轻中度智障成人 触爱社会服务红山设启能中心"
    https://www.zaobao.com.sg/news/singapore/story20180706-872833

  25. 4 July 2018; The New Paper - "New day activity centre opens"
    https://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/new-day-activity-centre-opens

  26. 3 July 2018; The Straits Times - "New centre opens in Bukit Merah Central to provide care and training for people with intellectual disabilities in the west"
    https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/new-centre-opens-in-bukit-merah-central-to-provide-care-and-training-for-people-with

  27. 3 July 2018. Channel 8 News - "触爱社会服务 在红山开设启能中心"
    https://www.channel8news.sg/news8/latestnews/20180703-sg-touch-center/4067558.html

  28. 26 June 2018; The Straits Times – “Don’t focus only on glycaemic index: Experts”
    https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/dont-focus-only-on-glycaemic-index-experts

  29. 26 June 2018; The Straits Times – “Eating healthy with diabetes”

  30. 26 June 2018; Smart Parents – “How to protect your child from online grooming and sexual abuse"
    https://www.smartparents.sg/child/social-and-life-skills/how-to-protect-your-child-from-online-grooming-and-sexual-abuse-10470210

    “Parents should talk to their children about sex from a young age using age-appropriate content. For example, parents can teach young kids (preschool to lower Primary) what a “good” or “bad” touch is, and what they should do when others ask to see their private parts or talk about sex with them.” Mr Shem Yao, Senior Coach at TOUCH Cyber Wellness

  31. 25 June 2018; Channel 8 – By Your Side 谢谢你不离不弃 (EP8)
    https://video.toggle.sg/en/series/by-your-side/ep8/611589

  32. 25 June 2018; Love 97.2FM – <快乐爱家庭>节目单元. "夫妻如何用不同的角度与观点来避开沟通时常常遇到的困境?" (How to communicate well as a couple)

  33. 13 June 2018; The Straits Times – “Octogenarian goes knock, knock, knock - for a good cause”
    https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/octogenarian-goes-knock-knock-knock-for-a-good-cause  

  34. 11 June 2018; Borneo Bulletin – “Cyber addiction: We can do more to help our children”
    https://borneobulletin.com.bn/cyber-addiction-we-can-do-more-to-help-our-children/

  35. 11 June 2018; 938NOW (Talk Back) – “Mental Health & Suicide”

  36. 2 June 2018; Berita Harian Online – “Singapore launches first digital readiness blueprint, with inclusivity a key thrust”

  37. 2 June 2018; Channel NewsAsia – “Singapore launches first digital readiness blueprint, with inclusivity a key thrust”
    https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/singapore-launches-first-digital-readiness-blueprint-with-10312390

  38. 30 May 2018; The Business Times – “Doing good, innovatively”
    https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/life-culture/doing-good-innovatively

  39. 29 May 2018; LOVE 97.2FM – “Good parenting practices to better manage and prevent children’s excessive use of internet and smartphones” (Part 2)

  40. 28 May 2018; LOVE 97.2FM – “Good parenting practices to better manage and prevent children’s excessive use of internet and smartphones” (Part 1)

  41. 24 May 2018; 938NOW – “Your Morning Fix: Bullying”

  42. May 2018; The Straits Times (Contemporary Issue: Health & Wellness) - “Your Actions Define You”

  43. 20 May 2018; The Borneo Post Online – “Caring for your child’s cyber wellness”

  44. 13 May 2018; Kompas – “Upaya Mencegah Remaja Menjadi Korban” (The Attempt to Prevent Teenagers from Becoming Victims)

  45. 15 May 2018; GMA NEWS ONLINE – “What not to say to your cyberbullied child: ‘Just let it go’”
    http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/lifestyle/healthandwellness/653345/what-not-to-say-to-your-cyberbullied-child-just-let-it-go/story/

  46. 14 May 2018; The Phnom Penh Post – “NGO offers help for internet addicts”https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/ngo-offers-help-internet-addicts

    “The digital age affects not just the children but parents as well. If a youth faces cyberwellness issues, their parents and the relationship of the family at large would be affected too. TCW strives to understand the issues that each of our youth and their family face, and implement strategies and intervention methods to help restore balance in the lives of the youths and their families.” Mr James Tan, Chief Executive Officer of TOUCH Community Services

  47. 13 May 2018; Kompass - "Upaya Mencegah Remaja Menjadi Korban"
    https://kompas.id/baca/internasional/2018/05/13/upaya-mencegah-remaja-menjadi-korban/ 

  48. 12 May 2018; Lianhe Wanbao – “说不尽的母爱系列4: 慈母辞工照顾体障儿,为他搬家包德士载送做治疗”(A Mother’s Love Series 4: Loving mother resigns from her job to care for son with special needs; moves home and caters transport for his therapy needs)

  49. 10 May 2018; Mediacorp Channel 5 - Talking Point “Is My Child Depressed?”
    https://video.toggle.sg/en/series/talking-point-2018/ep4/601834  

  50. 7 May 2018; Lianhe Zaobao – “感谢好邻居和好社工”

  51. 6 May 2018; The Sunday Times – "Still young, and already a caregiver"
    https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/still-young-and-already-a-caregiver

  52. 6 May 2018; Lianhe Wanbao – “说不尽的母爱系列2: 女儿带我走出阴霾” (A Mother’s Love Series 2: My daughter walked me out of my haze)

  53. 6 May 2018; Berita Harian – “Hasil gambar bermutu baik walau hanya guna telefon bimbit” (Photos produced are of high quality despite being shot by just a mobile phone)

  54. 5 May 2018;  The Straits Times – “Pursue different set of five Cs, new healthcare grads told”
    https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/pursue-different-set-of-five-cs-new-healthcare-grads-told

  55. 5 May 2018; Lianhe WanBao –“一起学习 一起学手语 专心带大听障儿子” (Focusing on learning sign language together with hearing impaired son)

  56. 4 May 2018; 938NOW – “Night Chat: Cyberbullying”

  57. 3 May 2018; The Straits Times – “Cheer up, food is here’’
    https://www.straitstimes.com/multimedia/photos/cheer-up-food-is-here

  58. 3 May 2018; Lianhe Wanbao - 说不尽的母爱系列1: 弃高薪当全职妈妈陪女儿跨出唐 氏’世界 (A Mother’s Love Series 1: Giving up a well-paying job to care for her daughter with down syndrome)

  59. 1 May 2018; ShinMin Daily News - “4 女生公然掌掴1黑衣女”(Four girls involved in public slapping incident)

  60. 30 April 2018; Lianhe Zaobao – “民众俱乐部等或设数码援助站 一对一指导年长者” (Community centres to provide one-on-one guidance to seniors on digital and cyber matters)
    http://www.zaobao.com.sg/news/singapore/story20180430-854823

  61. 30 April 2018; Lianhe Zaobao – “工作小组将向政府建议 为弱势群体提供基本数码共享配套” (Taskforce formed to develop basic digital access package for vulnerable groups)
    http://www.zaobao.com.sg/news/singapore/story20180430-854831

  62. 26 April 2018; The Straits Times – “Healthcare workers, caregivers and volunteers receive recognition for their work”
    https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/healthcare-workers-caregivers-and-volunteers-receive-recognition-for-their-work  

  63. 23 April 2018; Lianhe Zaobao (ZB Comma) – ZB Comma “网络霸凌有缯无减” (Cyberbullying on the rise)

  64. April 2018; The Straits Times (Contemporary Issue: Health & Wellness) - “Caring for Singapore’s Minds”

  65. 18 April 2018; Next Generation Communications - “Progress Announces Winners of the Progress Sitefinity 2017 Website of the Year Awards”
    http://next-generation-communications.tmcnet.com/news/2018/04/18/8737577.htm 

  66. 18 April 2018; Channel 8 News – “十分访谈: 幼童沉迷智能手机” (Smartphone addiction in young children)
    https://www.channel8news.sg/news8/ca/hellosingapore/episodes/20180418-hs-tx/4007314.html

  67. 17 April 2018; 938Now Night Chat with Susan Ng – “Social Service Tribe: A career in the social service”

  68. 14 April 2018; ShinMin Daily News - “辅导员及议员遣责欺凌行为” (Counsellor and Member of Parliament speak up against bullying; warn against internet witch hunt of school bullies)

  69. 12 April 2018; Mediacorp Channel 5 - Talking Point “Is My Child Addicted to Mobile Devices?”
    https://video.toggle.sg/en/series/talking-point-2017/ep44/596774

  70. 9 April 2018; The New Paper – “Unhealthy smartphone dependence among children on the rise”
    http://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/unhealthy-smartphone-dependence-among-children-rise

  71. 9 April 2018; The New Paper – “Boy, 5, treated for smartphone addiction”
    http://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/boy-5-treated-smartphone-addiction/

  72. 9 April 2018; Lianhe Wanbao – “玩手机上瘾 5岁童须治疗” (Boy, 5, treated for smartphone addiction)

  73. 9 April 2018; Shinmin Daily News – “男童用手洋主谋接受‘数码排毒” (Boy receives digital detox for smartphone addiction)
    http://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/boy-5-treated-smartphone-addiction/

    "As more young people have a phone, and at increasingly younger ages, they become more susceptible to phone addiction because they tend to lack self-regulation and consequential thinking." Ms Michelle Lee, Senior Coach at TOUCH Cyber Wellness

  74. 8 April 2018; Channel 8 News – “本地青年互传色情内容而接受辅导 有上升趋势” (Singapore sees a rise in youths being counselled for sharing sexual content)
    https://www.channel8news.sg/news8/latestnews/20180408-lif-sexting/3999300.html

  75. 8 April 2018; Lianhe Zaobao – “以为找到“好差事” 三学生打临时工贴放贷传单被捕”
    http://www.zaobao.com.sg/news/singapore/story20180408-849005

  76. 6 April 2018; Shinmin Daily News – “辅导员: 为‘房事’求助夫妻 5年增30%” (Family counselling cases sees an increase of 30% over last five years)

  77. 28 March 2018; Channel 8 News – “Importance of family support to molest victims”
    https://bit.ly/2uuLcBT

  78. 25 March 2018; Channel NewsAsia – “The Big Question; The State of Healthcare”
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1G4tlVcscu7Fo-rKjIXd-7drrdntpA2tu/view

  79. 23 March 2018; The Straits Times – “Seniors to share hobbies, not homes, with Airbnb tourists”
    http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/seniors-to-share-hobbies-not-homes-with-airbnb-tourists

    "We want to empower our elderly people and encourage them to stay active. By having these experiences, they can showcase their skills and knowledge." Ms Yong Yin Hoong, Assistant Manager of TOUCH Senior Activity Centre

  80. 23 March 2018; Lianhe Zaobao – “当导游让旅客体验狮城 退休德士司机为慈善带团”
    http://www.zaobao.com.sg/zvideos/news/story20180323-844911

  81. 22 March 2018; The Straits Times – “Authentic travel experiences from the experienced on offer in Geylang Bahru”
    http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/education/authentic-travel-experiences-from-the-experienced-on-offer-in-geylang-bahru

  82. 22 March 2018; Channel NewsAsia – “Airbnb to offer qigong, chap chye cooking 'experiences' with Singapore elderly”
    https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/airbnb-social-impact-experiences-singapore-touch-10067042

  83. 22 March 2018; Lianhe Wanbao – “Airbnb与触爱社会服务合作推出 购买‘社会公益体验’ 旅客可练气功学煮菜”

  84. 22 March 2018; Lianhe Zaobao – “乐龄与游客分享一技之长”
    http://www.zaobao.com.sg/realtime/singapore/story20180322-844824

  85. 20 March 2018; LOVE 972 – “夫妻如何打开之间的负面心理情结 ”

  86. 18 March 2018; The Sunday Times – “Just 10 and she wanted to die”
    http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/just-10-and-she-wanted-to-die

    "The number of children with depression is very likely to be under-diagnosed. As a parent, it is hard to differentiate if the child is sad or depressed. Acting out or throwing a tantrum can be masked and misunderstood as misbehaving, rather than having depression." Ms Andrea Chan, Senior Counsellor of TOUCH Youth Intervention

  87. 16 March 2018; Lianhe Zaobao – “让正能量源源不断”
    http://www.zaobao.com.sg/news/singapore/story20180316-843045

  88. 11 March 2018; The Straits Times – “Do you know what your 11-year-old is doing?”
    http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/do-you-know-what-your-11-year-old-is-doing

  89. 10 March 2018; Lianhe Zaobao – “勿洛裕廊东试行计划 探讨如何善用资源帮助长者”
    http://www.zaobao.com.sg/news/singapore/story20180310-841437

  90. 9 March 2018; The Straits Times – “More families hiring maids to care for seniors from age 65”
    http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/manpower/more-families-hiring-maids-to-care-for-seniors-from-age-65

  91. 7 March 2018; Channel NewsAsia – “Singapore’s ‘kampong spirit’ to get a digital helping hand”
    https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/singapore-s-kampong-spirit-to-get-a-digital-helping-hand-10020708

  92. 6 March 2018; Ministry of Communication and Information – “Helping citizens, workers and businesses benefit from opportunities in a digital age”
    https://www.mci.gov.sg/pressroom/news-and-stories/pressroom/2018/3/helping-citizens-workers-and-businesses-benefit-from-opportunities-in-a-digital-age

  93. 5 March 2018; Shin Min Daily News – “主办方被指欠钱没还”

  94. 2 March 2018; Indesignlive.sg – “10 Typologies to Redefine Senior Living in Singapore”
    https://www.indesignlive.sg/insight/10-ways-to-redefine-silver-age-in-singapore

  95. 2 March 2018; LOVE972 – “夫妻如何走出原生家庭不愉快的阴影”

  96. 28 February 2018; Channel NewsAsia – “3 in 4 youngsters say they have been bullied online”
    https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/cnainsider/3-in-4-teens-singapore-cyberbullying-bullied-online-survey-10001480

  97. 26 February 2018; CTGN.com – “Youths get smart about smartphone use in Singapore”
    https://news.cgtn.com/news/3455544d35677a6333566d54/share_p.html

  98. 25 February 2018; ChannelNewsAsia.com – “Thriving rather than surviving: Teaching students how to spot fake news”
    https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/thriving-rather-than-surviving-teaching-students-how-to-spot-9960656

  99. 23 February 2018; Castle Cove Investments – “PRN: FlowForma Help Singapore Charity Achieve 70% Efficiency Improvement in HR and Finance Processes”
    https://bit.ly/2v0R0jJ

  100. 23 February 2018; ChannelNewsAsia.com – “Facing Depression”
    https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/video-on-demand/facing-depression/a-woman-s-perspective-9944930

  101. 22 February 2018; TODAY – “VWOs support move to have social, health services for elders come under MOH, but raise cost concerns”
    http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/vwos-support-move-have-social-health-services-elders-come-under-moh-raise-cost-concerns

  102. 20 February 2018; The Straits Times – “Singapore Budget 2018: Support network for seniors to be expanded”
    http://www.straitstimes.com/politics/support-network-for-seniors-to-be-expanded

  103. 16 February 2018; The Straits Times – “Forum: Govt must take lead to ensure sustainable community projects”
    http://www.straitstimes.com/forum/letters-in-print/govt-must-take-lead-to-ensure-sustainable-community-projects

  104. 14 February 2018; The New Paper – “They faxed love letters to each other every night”
    http://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/they-faxed-love-letters-each-other-every-night

  105. 14 February 2018; Human Resources Online – “Citi Singapore leverages on Valentine’s Day for staff appreciation”
    http://www.humanresourcesonline.net/citi-singapore-leverages-on-valentines-day-for-staff-appreciation/

  106. 7 February 2018; Berita Harian – “Kereta api SBS Transit di DTL sebar mesej antibuli siber”

  107. 7 February 2018; Lianhe Zaobao – “触爱网络健全服务推出地铁车厢信息提高国人网络霸凌意识”
    http://www.zaobao.com.sg/news/singapore/story20180207-833348  

  108. 7 February 2018; Lianhe Zaobao – “社区亲人”试验计划志愿团体 由公共监护人办公室监管”
    http://www.zaobao.com.sg/news/singapore/story20180207-833335

  109. 5 February 2018; Ministry of Communications and Information – “MCI's response to PQ on proposal to regulate computer or mobile games promoting gambling”
    https://www.mci.gov.sg/pressroom/news-and-stories/pressroom/2018/2/mcis-response-to-pq-on-proposal-to-regulate-computer-or-mobile-games-promoting-gambling

  110. 2 February 2018; Capital 958 – “Bullying in schools”

  111. 1 February 2018; The New Paper – “Caregiver guilt can be harmful to everyone”
    http://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/caregiver-guilt-can-be-harmful-everyone

    "Guilt stops caregivers from receiving help and rest as they feel it is selfish to do so. They may become disconnected with the world." Mr Kelvin Lee, Manager of TOUCH Caregivers Support

  112. 24 January 2018; Channel U – “听我说:Starting work in a new environment”
    https://video.toggle.sg/en/series/voices/ep17/563767

  113. 23 January 2018; Love 97.2FM – “快乐爱家庭”

  114. 22 January 2018; ABC6 News – “Physician releases revolutionary guide to joyful living”
    http://www.abc6.com/story/37317794/physician-releases-revolutionary-guide-to-joyful-living

  115. 21 January 2018; Channel 8 – “地不少青少年打电动沉迷“角色造型赌博” 状况令人担心”
    https://www.channel8news.sg/news8/specialreports/clickit/news/20180121-lif-it-click-skinbetting/3941050.html

  116. 19 January 2018; HoneyKidsAsia – “Volunteering for kids in Singapore: Non-profit organisations, charities and donations your children can support”
    http://honeykidsasia.com/volunteering-for-kids-in-singapore-non-profit-organisations-charities-and-donations-your-children-can-support/

  117. 18 January 2018; Lianhe Zaobao – “热心服务社区”

  118. 17 January 2018; Channel U – “听我说: Starting work in a new environment” (Part 1)
    https://video.toggle.sg/en/video/series/voices/ep16/562093

  119. 17 January 2018; The Straits Times – “Give students accurate picture of mental health”
    http://www.straitstimes.com/forum/letters-on-the-web/give-students-accurate-picture-of-mental-health?login=true

    “If we can put accurate knowledge of mental health into the minds of our young and shape their perspectives on the issue from an early age, we stand a better chance of building resilience in our youth and helping them cope better with stressors in life.” Ms Pam Kaur, Manager of the Mental Health Programme at TOUCH Community Services

  120. 16 January 2018; Channel 8 News – “Phubbing trend amongst youths”
    https://www.channel8news.sg/news8/ca/hellosingapore/episodes/20180116-hs-tx/3936964.html 

  121. 13 January 2018; The Straits Times – “Singapore bundles up as cool weather lingers”http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/environment/spore-bundles-up-as-cool-weather-lingers

  122. 13 January 2018; Lianhe Zaobao – “冷天袭狮城 好心人100被单送露宿老人保暖”
    http://www.zaobao.com.sg/znews/singapore/story20180113-826717

  123. 11 January 2018; 938Now – “Night Chat: Caring with children with special needs”

  124. 10 January 2018; Channel U – “听我说” (Part 2)
    https://video.toggle.sg/en/series/voices/ep15/560484

  125. 10 January 2018; 938Now – “Night Chat: Caring for seniors”

  126. 3 January 2018; Channel U – “听我说” (Part 1)
    https://video.toggle.sg/en/video/series/voices/ep14/558882

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