Teen Talk with Dr. Neil Forrest
23 April @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
We can’t underestimate how the new world order may have affected our teenagers’ developing minds. For young people, restrictions have meant months of virtual learning, more time isolated from friends, a lack of clarity about the future, and the cancelling of important social activities like sports events, school performances and graduations. It’s no surprise that parents and schools are increasingly concerned about the effects on their psychological and physical health.
Dr Neil Forrest of Osler Health International has been seeing teenagers living in Singapore for many years. In this upcoming talk, he will give an overview on the mental, physical and sexual health issues they can face. Topics he’ll cover include:
- Mental health – How can parents recognise what is normal behavior and when external help may be needed (particularly tricky with teenagers)? We’ll discuss depression, anxiety, self-harm and eating disorders.
- Physical health – Teens’ bodies are changing, and this comes with its own set of concerns.
- Singapore context – We’ll talk about sexual consent, vaping, drugs, smoking and alcohol in the context of Singapore, and explain how a teen can access confidential GP support.
The talk will go for an hour and there will be time for questions. We hope any parents concerned about their tween or teen will join us for this free virtual event. We will also provide a handout to participants with resources and guidance.
Date: 23 April 2021
Place: Zoom Online
Dr Neil is a British trained GP who has been practicing in Singapore for over five years. In that time, he has built up a reputation with adolescents as an approachable, kind doctor who can provide a measured approach and always have their best interests at heart. He’s based at the Osler Health International clinic at Star Vista (walking distance from Tanglin Trust, UWC, Dover Court). Visit www.osler-health.com for appointments.