We are happy and excited to share with our readers that after more than two-and-a-half years in the making, including conceptualization, planning, design, development and evolution â€“ and over $100,000 invested â€“Â Circle-of-Care (CoC) went live â€“ at 11AM 11 November, 2015!Â
Circle-of-CareÂ is a first-of-its-kind online platform for mental wellness and complete wellbeing, and a pioneering system that addresses the issue of mental wellness holistically and systematically by taking aÂ community-based approach. The platform features Guardian Angels who are volunteers trained in the basic skills of mentoring, coaching and counseling to support others on their mental wellnessÂ journey.
To officially commemorate this important milestone, a special media event was held on October 30, 2015, at 10 Square @ Orchard Central. It was a very meaningful moment for Over-The-Rainbow. Our special appreciation goes to 10 Square as our venue sponsor, and to Qooco and RunSocial as our F&B sponsors.
Over 120 guests, volunteers and friends from the wellness community attended the event.Â
Dr. Christopher Cheok, Vice Chairman Medical Board (NAMS), IMH, gave a keynote speech on â€˜Mental Heath for the Millions â€“ the Promise of e-Healthâ€™. Attendees also had a chance to see a live demo of the CoC portal.
Channel News Asia filmed the entire event for an upcoming story on the mental health landscape in Singapore. Lianhe Wanbao ran an articleÂ onÂ CoCÂ on Friday Oct 30th, followed by The Straits Times on Monday Nov 2nd.Â
Learn more about CoC
At CoC, a wellness seeker can gain access to an abundance of self-help, self-healing and self-discovery resources, participate in wellness activities such as yoga, meditation, natural healing and the creative arts and get adopted by a Guardian Angel if needed for ongoing support and guided healing â€“ all this from a singleÂ place. And if professional intervention is required, seekers can also get referred to mental healthcare professionals, wellness experts, and alternative healers. CoC is a complete mental wellness ecosystem in the making.
The CoC self-help resources cover a broad spectrum of topics in mental health and holistic wellness â€“ and put them at the seekerâ€™s fingertips for easy access and motivation to make mental wellness a life priority. Topics touched upon include information and self-help tips on a variety of mental health conditions such as stress, anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder. Resources like the Way to Wellness Guide and TheÂ Happiness HandbookÂ aim to further empower seekers on their journey to attain mental wellness, life fulfillment and personal wellbeing.Â
Visit Circle-of-Care at:Â coc.overtherainbow.sg