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Wed, Sep 28



Teens: What Parents need to know about their Physical and Mental health

Teenage years are filled with physical, emotional and cognitive challenges. Join AAS, Osler Health International and Singapore American School to discuss how we can help our teens take proactive steps to find the balance between their mental and physical well-being.

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Teens: What Parents need to know about their Physical and Mental health
Teens: What Parents need to know about their Physical and Mental health

Time & Location

Sep 28, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM


About the Event

From the negative impact stress has on one’s health to the positive correlation between exercise and mood, scientific researchers now believe that mental health and physical health are intricately connected. This connection is especially important in the formative teenage years when bodies are changing and hormones are developing. It’s not surprising that parents and schools are increasingly aware of their teen's psychological and physical health.

Join American Association of Singapore and Singapore American School, with guest speaker from Osler Health International, on a Parent Talk about Teen's Mental and Physical Health.


Dr Neil Forrest (General Practitioner, Osler Health International)

Carmine Filice (High School Personal Academic Counselor, Singapore American School)


Melinda Murphy (General Manager, American Association of Singapore)


This session will lead with a presentation by Dr Neil Forrest from Osler Health International who has been supporting teenagers living in Singapore for many years. He will give an overview on adolescent mental, physical and sexual health, covering the following issues:

  • Mental health – how can parents recognize 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 will discuss sexual consent, vaping, drugs, smoking, alcohol in the context of Singapore, and explain how a teen may access confidential GP support.


The presentation will then be followed by a question and answer session between parents and our panelists. We encourage you to submit your questions to ensure that all of your questions are addressed. This also gives you an opportunity to ask your questions anonymously if you wish.

The talk will be done virtually and will last approximately an hour plus a Q & A interactive time set aside for questions.


Registration fee is $10. SAS families can attend for free by using the discount code provided by the school to register.


  • Registration Fee

    Registration fee provides you with a single household access to this virtual event via Zoom.

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