FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Q1. Who is the organiser of this programme?
Happiness Initiative is a social enterprise that aims to build a flourishing society with evidence-based interventions through our products and programmes. We endeavour to make Well-Being Skills accessible to everyone, and in doing so help people live a more fulfilling life.
We focus on three areas:
1. Raising awareness on the science of well-being
2. Translating research into application
3. Building a community of well-being advocates
Q2. Can I apply as a participant for this programme with my friends?
Yes, however, you might not be able to group together with your friends as participants. You will be randomly assigned to one group and will be informed of your group number.
Q3. Can I apply as a Well-Being Leader for this programme with my friend(s)?
Yes, you will be able to indicate your friend’s name at the sign-up form. We will do our best to accommodate your request. Do note that registration has closed.
Q4. Do I have to pay to join the programme as a participant or Well-Being Leader?
No. This programme is completely free of charge for everyone.
Q5. If I am not a Singaporean, can I join this programme?
Yes, this programme is open to all Singaporeans, PR and also non-Singaporean.
All participants will have to commit to all durations they signed up for.
Q6. What happens if I am assigned to a wave that I cannot make it to?
As this is part of a research study that will have a wider landscape implication, we strongly encourage you to stick with the assigned wave.
Q7. There are one or two dates that I cannot make it to - can I still join the programme?
Yes, you will be able to join the programme and you will still be eligible for a certificate if you complete at least 75% of the programme. However, as each session focuses on a unique Well-Being Skill, you should try your best to go through the journal for the session that you have missed.
Q8. Is there training provided for Well-Being Leaders?
Yes, 2 full-day training sessions will be provided for selected Well-Being Leaders. Please refer to Key Dates for the specific dates and time.
Q9. If I am interested in being a Well-Being Leader, what happens if I cannot make it for either or both the training dates?
In order to be ready as a Well-Being Leader, you have to be able to attend the two full-day training sessions for your wave.
Q10. Will I still receive the certificate If I only attended half of the programme?
No, unfortunately the certification and verification on LinkedIn will only be given to leaders and participants who complete at least 75% of the entire programme.
Q11. How is this different from visiting a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist?
Our programme is NOT a therapy session. If you are currently experiencing a mental health condition, please seek professional help.
Instead, this programme aims to impart Well-Being Skills to bring about positive Well-Being Outcomes. This is facilitated through personal sharing in a group setting of up to 5 participants and 2 leaders.
Please refer to the Themes and Skills covered in the About section.
Q12. What is the duration of the programme?
The WBC is delivered through 12 sessions across 4 months. Each session is 2 hours long, the first 8 sessions occur weekly, and the last 4 sessions will occur fortnightly.
During the first 8 weekly sessions, known as the Learning Phase, you will learn Well-Being Skills that are supported by strong research evidence. Each session focuses on a Well-Being Skill that belongs to one of the five general themes.
This will be followed by 4 fortnightly sessions, known as the Check-in Phase, where these skills are being put into practice to help you achieve goals in four domains of your life: Personal, Professional/ School, Relational, and Community.
Well-Being Skills Learning & Sharing - 8 Sessions (2 months)
Review & Check-In - 4 Sessions (2 months)
Q13. Where will the sessions be held?
There are 3 possible locations, Leng Kee CC and Pek Kio CC for weekday nights and Singapore Management University for Saturday mornings.
Q14. Do I have to bring anything for the sessions?
You will only have to bring some writing materials - as well as an open heart and mind. :)
Q15. After I have completed the programme in Wave 1 as a participant, can I apply as a Well-Being Leader in Wave 2?
Yes. After your completion of Wave 1, you can inform us about your interest and we’ll put you inside the list of facilitators.
Q16. If I’m a Well-Being Leader in Wave 1, can I volunteer for Wave 2 as well?
Yes. After your completion of Wave 1 (as a WBL), you can inform us about your interest and we’ll do our best to accommodate (subject to availability).
Q17. I have more questions, where can I find out more about WBC?
Download our factsheet here.