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Hi #JustCheckingIn

Have you been checking in with those you care for? All it takes to start the conversation is a ‘hi’.

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Hi #JustCheckingIn

It may not always be obvious when someone you care for is going through a tough time.

Which is why, all of us play an important role in reaching out and giving them the support and comfort they need. All it takes to start the conversation is a 'hi’.

Hi, are you okay?
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Want to help - but not sure how?
Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

These tips are designed to help you navigate these conversations with empathy and care.

before the conversation
before the conversation
before the conversation

Encourage
Action

what next?
  • Encourage them to try out something that can make them feel better.
  • Share these resources with them.

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Encourage
Action

what next?

Try saying:

  • “What have you done in the past to manage similar situations?”
  • “What’s something you can do for yourself right now to make you feel better?"
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Stay in Touch

Help them connect
  • Stay in touch and be there for them.
  • Add a reminder to your calendar to reconnect with them. If you think they are struggling, get in touch earlier.
  • Download our #JustCheckingIn conversation stickers here to help you connect with them.

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Stay in Touch

Help them connect

Try saying:

“It was good to catch up today and I look forward to getting in touch again.”

Do:

Remind yourself to follow up with them for a check-in.

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Professional Help

follow up

Some conversations may be too big for you to take on alone. If you notice someone who is feeling really low for more than two weeks or seems to be at-risk, encourage them to seek professional help as soon as they can.

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Professional Help

follow up

If you know someone who is feeling weighed down by issues and needs emotional or psychological support, encourage them to reach out to the different avenues below:

Speak to someone on the phone:

  • National Care Hotline: 1800 202 6868
  • Institute of Mental Health Helpline: 6389 2222
  • Samaritans of Singapore: 1800 221 4444
  • Silver Ribbon Singapore: 6385 3714
  • TOUCHline (Counselling): 1800 377 2252

Consult with someone online:

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PRACTICE SESSION

So, you’ve gone through all the tips and feel like you’re ready for the conversation? Put your skills to the test with this quick rehearsal!

TOOLS & RESOURCES

Thinking of checking in with someone you care for? These tools, resources, chat stickers and useful links will help you prepare for and manage the conversation with ease.

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