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Completed Project(s)

Exploring the Impact of Covid-19 on Mental Health in Singapore using NLP


The covid-19 pandemic has transformed the day-to-day lives of Singaporeans, and this has taken a toll on the nation’s mental health. A Straits Times survey of 1000 people in March 2021 found that 1 in 3 people felt his/her mental well-being had worsened since the circuit breaker in 2020. Social Organisations like the Singapore Muslim Women’s Association saw an increase in clients seeking mental health support, while helpline calls have increased at the Suicide prevention agency Samaritans of Singapore and the Singapore Association of Mental Health by 24% and 50% respectively. (Read more here ).

The Problem

This project aims to uncover the impact of Covid-19 on mental health in Singapore, by collecting and analysing public sentiments in the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak. Insights and findings will be shared with mental health NGOs in Singapore, who can use the findings to make more informed decisions on designing future campaigns. The dashboards built will be available publicly for public education.

The Project Goals

1. An interactive public dashboard (e.g. Tableau) on the project’s insights and findings

2. Detailed documentation on the methodologies of data collection, analysis, and models built

The Learning Outcomes

1. Data scraping from online sources (e.g. social media, online forums, news sites)

2. Sentiment and empath analysis on text data

3. Data visualization and building dashboard

4. Building a predictive model with text data

Link to the Original ProjectAnalyzing Domestic Violence in Lockdowns

Dashboard : COVID 19, Mental health & Singapore

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We will be running an AI project soon…. Stay Tuned!

Omdena Singapore Chapter
Singapore Chapter Leads

Wen Qing Lim

Machine Learning Engineer

She is an ML Engineer with great interest in how Data Science can be used for social good.
She believes that Data Science should be used for positive social impact, which is one of her greatest motivations to start the local chapter in Singapore.
When she’s not working, she’s likely to be found involved in a series of nerdy activities like reading, writing, or getting stuck in rabbit holes.

Sim Keng Ying

Data Analyst

Initially a marketing graduate, she turned her interest in analytics into a profession. She is currently working as a data analyst in a bank where her expertise lies in business intelligence and is involved in implementing machine learning tactics to improve and complement the ongoing initiatives.