About Us

Mrs Wong Kwok Leong Student Wellness Centre

The Mrs Wong Kwok Leong Student Wellness Centre (previously known as the Centre for Counseling and Guidance) is dedicated to providing students with top quality mental health support. This facility provides safe spaces for students to explore and manage their personal lives through attending sessions with our professional counsellors or simply to have a mental repose from the daily rigours of academic life.

The Centre comprises of two divisions – the Counselling Place and the Cosy Haven.

The Counselling Place

The Counseling Place is staffed by professional counsellors who provide assistance and support for students facing challenging circumstances in their lives. Counsellors at the Counselling Place works with students to resolve existing issues, prevent potential difficulties, and to develop new skills that works to improve their lives. Counselling formats include individual and group counselling, seminars and workshops. Counsellors also provide consultation to various university departments and centres who work closely with students. For more information regarding the range of services provided, please refer to services.

The Cosy Haven

The Cosy haven is a public space within the Centre which serves primarily as a place for individuals to de-stress or as a touch-point where students needing a peaceful place to recover from the daily challenges of academic life can go to. The Cosy Haven is equipped with massage chairs, wellness related magazines and books, board and video games as well as wireless headsets playing soothing music for the stressed out individual. The Cosy Haven also has a small yoga studio, perfect for students needing a quiet place for personal meditation and/or reflective moments. This facility is operated by the SMU Peer Helpers.

About Mrs Wong Kwok Leong (our Donor)

Mrs Wong Kwok Leong (also known as Madam Mah Lan Ying or “Mama Wong”) is a philanthropist who is actively involved in many charitable work since her younger days, both locally and in many parts of Asia, covering religion, medicine, culture, music, sports, community and education. She has also supported many students in the form of scholarships and bursaries.

In 2006, Mr and Mrs Wong Kwok Leong established the Wong Kwok Leong Endowed Scholarship in SMU with an endowed gift of $1 million, followed by a second gift of $1.6 million in September 2012 in support of SMU’s initiatives for providing students with top quality mental health support.

Last updated on 14 Oct 2013.