Health Check Ep 37: Normal to be affected by Covid-19 measures and coping strategies
Synopsis: This is a fortnightly podcast series on Wednesdays by The Straits Times. As the Covid-19 pandemic rages on, healthcare workers have been roped in to help out at foreign worker dormitories as the testing of thousands of migrant workers for the coronavirus disease continues.
ST senior correspondent Joyce Teo speaks with Dr Michael Yong, senior consultant and head of psychiatry at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital about his experiences at a dorm and the change in the migrant workers' mood that he has witnessed. He shares his own family experiences too, coping during the circuit breaker period.
Dr Yong, who's also the group director for psychological medicine at the National University Health System, then goes on to discuss the mental health challenges that the pandemic brings and what you can do about it.
- National Care Hotline: 1800-202-6868
- Institute of Mental Health’s Mental Health Helpline: 6389-2222
-Samaritans of Singapore: 1800-221-4444
- Silver Ribbon Singapore: 6385-3714
- Agency for Integrated Care Hotline (for the elderly): 1800-650-6060
Produced by: Joyce Teo (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Ernest Luis
Edited by: Adam Azlee
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