Graduate Diploma in Child Psychology and Mental Wellness

Understanding Young Minds and Behaviour
Aventis Graduate School

Graduate Diploma in Child Psychology and Mental Wellness


The Graduate Diploma in Child Psychology and Mental Wellness is a rigorous mental health programme in Singapore that enables students to acquire knowledge through the applications and understanding of one of the numerous branches of psychology, also known as child psychology. Child psychology puts great emphasis on the behaviour and mind of children – prenatal development through the adolescent years. It deals with how children grow physically and through their social, mental, and emotional development.

In this Graduate Diploma course, students will have the opportunity to broaden their knowledge on the mental wellbeing issues affecting children and develop all-around crucial knowledge as well as sought-after skills surrounding the mental health of children.

Programme Structure

The Graduate Diploma In Child Psychology and Mental Wellness in Singapore comprises 4 practical modules that strive to help you acquire knowledge of addiction and practical hands-on counselling skills.

This programme utilises current industry best practices as case studies as well as a benchmark for students.


Developmental Psychology

In the Developmental Psychology module, students will have the opportunity to examine developmental psychology throughout their lifespan. In addition to exploring the developmental theory, methodology, and knowledge base along with how they can be used to promote the health and welfare of individuals across various ages, this module introduces students to several significant theories that assist in the understanding, summarising, and organising of concepts.

Mindfulness & Mental Wellness

Mindfulness in our everyday life is an ultimate practice and challenge. It represents a way of seeing, being, and tapping into the complete spectrum of humanity. Individuals will be able to be more conscious of their feelings, body sensations, and thoughts in the present moment through the practice of mindfulness.


The Mindfulness & Mental Wellness module embraces the 8-Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Programme designed in 1979 by Jon Kabat-Zinn. This module comes with the primary objective of equipping students with the attitudinal foundations of mindfulness practice - trust, patience, non-judging, beginner’s mind, acceptance, non-striving, and letting go.

Perspectives in Social Psychology

Perspectives in Social Psychology module focuses on the development and research in the study of fundamental psychological factors in the social processes as well as social interaction.

Child Psychology & Intervention Strategy

The Child Psychology & Intervention Strategy module enables students to understand the discipline of child psychology as a general area of study. Additionally, it covers the discipline of child psychology along with various key questions that steer the understanding of childhood.


This is 100% coursework based programme.

Delivery Structure

The classes would be held at 4 weekend blocks of 2 full day classes.

9am to
9am to


Dr Christopher Fong

Doctor of Professional Studies

  • CEO of Psych.Line Consultant
  • A prolific faculty member that brings leadership from the concert hall to the boardroom
    20 years of in the hr & psychology field including 12 years of teaching experience
  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, accredited by American Psychological Association. University of Tennessee at Knoxville, USA.
  • Senior Psychologist (Clinical), National University Polyclinics, Singapore.
  • Registered Psychologist (Singapore) (1804001), Singapore Register of Psychologists, Singapore Psychological Society.

Ms Erin Lee

Master of Science (Studies in Mindfulness)

  • Founder and Mindfulness Coach at Mindful Moments Singapore
  • Certified MBSR teacher, hypnotherapist and consultant in stress management
  • Associate Lecturer, Republic Polytechnic

Mr Anil Singh Sona

Masters of Social Sciences (Sociology)

  • Current Course Leader, Course Developer and Academic Coach, Singapore University of Social Sciences.
  • Past Assistant Manager, Community Outreach & Engagement National Addictions Management Service (NAMS), Institute of Mental Health (IMH).
  • Associate Faculty and Course Developer with teaching experience of more than 9 years on psychology & criminology.

Ms Jeslyn Lim

Master of Education (Developmental Psychology)

  • Co-founder, Managing Director, Thrive Psychology Clinic Pte Ltd
  • Founder, Managing Director, Developmental Psychologist, Mind Culture Pte Ltd
  • Member of Singapore Psychological Society (SPS)


This highly engaging programme allows graduates to be involved in roles under the private sectors and public agencies that aims to ameliorate childhood mental health and development.

As a graduate of this course, you can look forward to rewarding careers in preschools, childcare centres, social services, and developing programmes for vulnerable children – including but not limited to those in the juvenile justice system.

Rewarding career opportunities await you as:

  • Community Health Workers
  • Developmental Trainers
  • Behaviour Therapists
  • Wellbeing Mentors
  • Health Educators
  • Youth Workers
Mental Wellness Diploma Singapore
Class profile of 2022

Pro-bono Counselling Service

As part of the Aventis CARE Programme with an aim to promote Workplace Counselling Services and Mental Wellness, we are thrilled to offer 5 complimentary sessions of pro-bono Counselling and Coaching for all faculty, staff, students, and alumni. For more information, click here.


Upon successful completion of the programme, you will be awarded a Graduate Diploma in Child Psychology and Mental Wellness by Aventis Graduate School.

Admission Criteria

Participants are expected to contribute to the class learning experiences in a cohort and peer learning environment. You will be assessed based on experience, aptitude, potential and managerial skills.

At least 21 years old with a Degree in any discipline, or;

Mature Candidates (at least 30 years old) with minimum 8 years of work experience will be assessed through an interview and an admissions test.


For more information, please enquire at 9151 3308 or download the brochure.

What Do Our Students Say About Us?

"I thoroughly enjoyed this course and hope to expand my acquired knowledge further into practice. It has been an enriching experience especially for adult learners. The Lecturers’ considerations and efforts shaped and moulded us accordingly. My experience at Aventis has been very beneficial to me. The course was very interesting and the Lecturers were highly professional and qualified. I will definitely introduce this programmes and Aventis to my friends."
Ms. Stansy Stephen
Manger, Allcare Nursing Services
"Your learning will also take place in the company of experienced working professionals, just like yourself who can provide a unique vantage point into the subject at hand. Whether you are seeking to expand your knowledge, to further develop your qualifications or to widen your network, you will find that Aventis offers you an opportunity to do so like no other."
Mr. Cheo Hu Gang
Rotra Chemicals
Singapore Mental Wellness Diploma


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 9151 3308.

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