S.A.G.E. Mental Health Training Programme for Grandparents

Source: Lianhe Zaobao


Silver Ribbon (Singapore) launched S.A.G.E. Mental Health Training Programme for Grandparents with the support of Mr Seah Kian Peng, Speaker of Parliament/Member of Parliament for Marine Parade GRC, on 4 Feb 2024 during its 18th anniversary as
  • we observed that many children are being placed under the care of grandparents because most parents are busy with their work, and
  • we understand from
    • grandparents that they feel helpless and are keen to do more to support their grandchildren
    • youths that they are feeling loneliness and stressed out

S.A.G.E. stands for

S = Silver Ribbon (Singapore)
A = Advocating for
G = Grandparents (promoting)
E = Emotional Resilience Among their grandchildren

Workgroup Members

  • Ms Ellen Lee, JP, PBM, President, Silver Ribbon (Singapore)/Former Member Parliament of Singapore
  • Dr Lim Choon Guan, Psychiatrist, Senior Consultant and Deputy Chief of the Department of Development Psychiatry, Institute of Mental Health/Board Member of Silver Ribbon (Singapore)
  • Mr Sng Hock Lin, Chief, Silver Generation Office, Agency for Integrated Care
  • Mr Mohamed Zailani Mohamed Said, Mental Health Advocate
  • Mdm Kong Ching Mei, Mental Health Advocate
  • Mrs Toh Sian Chow, Mental Health Advocate
  • Mr V P Sree Pillai, PBM, Mental Health Advocate
  • Ms Eva Ng, Mental Health Advocate

  • To engage grandparents in mental health promotion
  • To equip grandparents with basic mental health knowledge to look for warning signs of common mental disorders
  • To empower grandparents to support their grandchildren & build their emotional resilience and take care of their own mental wellbeing