Spending Evenings Meaningfully

Are you thinking of getting into the “5 to 9” trend from TikTok? Our senior psychologist, Justine Xue, shares her opinion on having a lot of activities after work with our local Chinese newspaper
11 November 2022 / Zao Bao News

How Your Inner Child Could Be Keeping
You From Parenting Effectively

Your testy reactions towards the kids may be coming from the past where your own childhood needs weren’t met. If you are active on social media, chances are you have been fed a deluge of parenting slash self-help memes—and a good chunk of them would have called up your own childhood experience.
15 November 2022 / Private Space Medical

Invite Mindfulness into Your Everyday

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an 8-week empirically-supported programme that offers secular mindfulness training. Developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre by Professor Jon Kabat-Zinn in the late 1970s, MBSR uses a combination of mindfulness meditation, body awareness and exploration of patterns of behaviours, thinking, feeling and action. Through non-judgmental acceptance and curious investigation of the present experience, the programme teaches mindfulness meditation skills as a way to develop a different relationship to stress, and to live each moment of our lives as fully as possible.
20 Oct 2022 (7 – 8 pm) / Private Space Medical

Rest, Don't just sleep on it

Physical and mental rest is essential, but people also need
psychological rest and a break from stressors to be

15 December 2021 / The Straits Times


Mind Matters: Five tips to manage exam stress during the COVID–19 pandemic

Have you got exams coming up? In a collaboration with the National Youth Council and Youthopia, Dr Tay Kai Hong shares 5 tips you can use to cope with academic and exam stress during the pandemic.
8 October 2021 / National Youth Council
Mind Matters: Five tips to manage exam stress during the COVID-19 pandemic

How to beat WFH burnout

Ever wondered why you are even more stressed and tired when working from home? WFH can present some significant and unique challenges. SKH Psychiatrist, Dr Tay Kai Hong shares some possible reasons why this happens and how you can deal with it. Utilise these helpful tips to reduce your work-associated stress and set yourself up to effectively work from home.
2 July 2021 / Sengkang General Hospital

imPAct Cares: Insights on Sleeping Disorders

imPAct Cares session in May 2021: Ms Michelle Ow (Human Experience Facilitator, Moderator), Dr Tay Kai Hong (Consultant Psychiatrist, Sengkang General Hospital), and Ms Hema Gurnani (Co-Founder & Director, AppleTree Counselling) discuss the fascinating science behind insomnia, and share how to overcome it.

19 Jun 2021 / People’s Association
imPAct Cares: Insights on Sleeping Disorders

Conversations with Private Space

“Conversations” by Private Space is a platform for dialogue among mental health professionals and advocates in Singapore. It was conceptualised by Dr Victor Kwok and Dr Tay Kai Hong, who are psychiatrists and co-founders of Private Space Medical. 2022 is a pivotal year because the pandemic has brought greater awareness and crystallised the importance of mental well-being. How can we be better equipped for the future?

6 June 2021 / The Gym Studio

Conversations with Private Space Self–Advocacy

Tips for Good Mental Health while Working & Learning from Home

Dr Tay Kai Hong offers brilliant tips to individuals and parents to better manage learning and working from home to maintain good mental health. The last half hour comprise responses to questions posed by the webinar audience.
5 Jun 2021 / Brahm Centre

Health Matters – Double Depression

Have you heard of the term “double depression”? Dr Tay Kai Hong speaks on the radio about what is double depression, its significance and implications.
9 Sep 2020 / Radio 938 Health Matters
Health Matters – Double Depression

Musings of a Sleep Doctor


12 Jan 2020 / 晚报副刊
Day of a sleep doctor

Sleepless? Sleep on this cure for insomnia

It’s is estimated that 15% of Singaporeans suffer from insomnia. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy does not have the immediate effect of sleep medication or the cool factor of devices designed to promote sleep, but it has been proven to be effective to combat insomnia. In this Straits Times article, Psychiatrist Dr Tay Kai Hong and Psychologist Mark Rozario shares their experience on sleep health and insomnia in Singapore.
7 Oct 2019 / The Straits Times


盛港综合医院成为本地首家聘有全职朋辈支援专家的综 合医院。该医院的心理医学部门主任郭家富顾问医生 说,朋辈支援专家可以成为医生与病人之间的桥梁,因 为他们也曾是患者,病人会更信任他们。

16 September 2019 / Zao Bao News





8 Sep 2019 / Zao Bao News

Beyond the Label: Learn more about OCD

OCD is one of the top three mental health conditions in Singapore, according to the Singapore Mental Health Study 2016. Featuring Dr Tay Kai Hong and Psychologist Ms Siew Choo Ting, watch this video to learn more about OCD and how you can support someone on their road to recovery.
16 Jun 2019 / National Council of Social Services
#TayKaiHong   #SiewChooTing



31 March 2019 / Channel 8 News, Mediacorp



Parents of children with developmental disabilities often neglect their own needs and find themselves burning out. Dr Tay Kai Hong shares some tips and advice on how to take care of their own well-being, so that they can care for their families in a sustainable way.
HealthXchange article

Caring for a Child with Special Needs: Tips to Manage Caregiver Stress

Caregiver stress can arise from caring for a child with developmental disorders such as autism and intellectual disability. Dr Tay Kai Hong, Department of Psychiatry, Sengkang General Hospital (SKH), shares tips to overcome caregiver stress.
HealthXchange articles
Caring for a Child with Special Needs: Tips to Manage Caregiver Stress

How to Identify and Manage Caregiver Stress, The Straits Times, Mind Your Body

The stress caregivers suffer can lead to feelings of hopelessness and cause some to neglect their own needs. This stress fluctuates with circumstances, says Dr Tay Kai Hong, an associate consultant at the department of psychiatry at Sengkang General Hospital. “However, when symptoms of caregiver stress become severe and protracted for more than a few weeks, the carer may have progressed to clinical depression,” he adds. They lose the ability to experience joy, which may be replaced by constant feelings of dread, drudgery, hopelessness and helplessness. At this stage, it affects their usual eating, sleeping and working routine, as well as leisure activities and caregiving duties. In more severe cases, suicidal thoughts may emerge, he says. Dr Tay shares the signs and symptoms to look out for, and practical tips to manage caregiver stress.
16 Oct 2018 / The Straits Times
How to identify and manage caregiver stress

Mental Health Education Begins at Home, Zao Bao




28 Aug 2018 / Zao Bao News
Mental Health Education Begins at Home, Zao Bao





5 June 2018 / Zao Bao News


Overeating versus uncontrollable

Overeating does not mean you’re suffering from binge eating disorder. The main difference between the two is whether or not there is a loss of control, said Dr Victor Kwok, head and consultant at Sengkang Health’s Department of Psychiatry.

24 April 2017 / TNP, Singapore


Panic disorders: What do you
know about them?

We’ve got an expert to spread awareness and explain one of
the most common mental health issues in Singapore today.

22 February 2017 / Marie France Asia, Singapore


Panic attack or heart attack?

Symptoms are quite alike, but a panic attack makes you feel
like you are going out of control

21 February 2017 / The Straits Times


Not hungry, but can't stop gobbling

Those with binge-eating disorder cannot control their food intake

31 January 2017 / The Straits Times


Family bonds, whether weak or
strong, keep people happy

Yet another Chinese New Year with family, yet more joyful
memories to be created. But there are some who hate this time
of the year.

24 January 2017 / The Straits Times


Is Healthy Eating Making You

Did you know that your obsession with eating clean could actually be a dangerous eating disorder called orthorexia?

29 December 2016 / Her World


Is The Holiday Season Tough For

Not everyone has a happy festive season. If you’re going through
financial or mental health issues, here are some tips
on how to get through the holidays unscathed

22 December 2016 / Her World


We Can't Even

Do the words “don’t worry” feel impossible? You’re not alone. Dealing with the demands of everyday life has left millennials more confused, overwhelmed and stressed out than any other generation.

November 2016 / Cleo Magazine


Food Swingers

Between #eatclean and #foodgasm, #carbfree and #fatdieme, it’s time that we come clean with ourselves – does anyone know what to eat anymore?
August 2016 / Cleo Magazine


半夜醒来 很难再入睡!

30 June 2015 / U Weekly SG


Bowel trouble could be all in the mind

Experts are linking irritable bowel syndrome with psychological disorders but needing help for mental issues is often perceived as a stigma by patients

25 April 2013 / The Straits Times


Mental Health Tips for Social Media Use

Dr Victor Kwok, Senior Consultant and Head of Department of Psychiatry at Sengkang General Hospital (SKH), shares tips for healthy social media use.

HealthXchange, SingHealth


Anxiety and Depression: When to Seek Help

Dr Victor Kwok, Senior Consultant and Head, Department of Psychiatry, and Ms Evangeline Tan, Senior Principal Psychologist and Head, Department of Psychology, both from Sengkang General Hospital (SKH) offer insights.

HealthXchange, SingHealth


Managing Anxiety and
Depression: Positivity is Key

​Dr Victor Kwok, Senior Consultant and Head, Dr Tan Shian Ming, Senior Consultant, and Dr Seow Su Yin, Associate Consultant, all from the Department of Psychiatry at Sengkang General Hospital (SKH), share more.

HealthXchange, SingHealth