Well-Being Champions Networking Event
20 Nov 2023
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location:Concourse at PSB Academy Stem Wing
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On 20 November 2023, Ms Gan Siow Huang, Minister of State (MOS) for Manpower, launched the Well-being Champions Network during its inaugural engagement session organised by the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Council and the Ministry of Manpower.
During the session that was attended by over 50 founding members of the Network, participants shared that mental health at the workplace is key to ensuring not just the overall well-being of workers, but also in improving productivity and encouraging healthy collaborations.
Ms Colyn Chua, Head of MINDSET, Jardine Matheson Singapore, highlighted the shift in attitudes towards mental health, noting the growing openness among younger workers. Building on Ms Chua’s comment, Mr Aslam Sardar, Chief Executive of the Institute for Human Resource Professionals, stressed the need to break the taboo around mental health through raising awareness so as to create a safe space for discussions and learning. Mr Paul Fong, Country Director of Dow Chemical Pacific (Singapore and Malaysia), supports the Network as a platform for sharing best practices.
During the event held at PSB Academy, MOS Gan also announced the expansion of Tripartite Advisory (TA) on Mental Health and Well-being, which now includes mental well-being practices that are reasonable and meaningful to be implemented at workplaces, such as setting up of peer support systems and hiring of individuals with mental health conditions who are job-ready.
Read MOS Gan’s opening remarks.
Join the Well-being Champions Network
The Network is intended to be a learning and networking platform to help Champions to design and implement mental well-being system in their respective company. Both Champions and any other employees the Champions nominate can register to be part of the Network.
To allow the Champions to connect and learn, an online portal called “Kaleidoscope” has been developed for them to access the following:
•Physical events such as networking, workshops and trainings;
•Personalised feeds/ articles;
•Online forum where Champions can post, discuss and problem-solve issues with fellow Champions, experts and resource persons;
•Tailored virtual consultants with experts and resource persons, where Champions can seek or provide advice for more sensitive issues;
•A directory of curated articles, case studies, best practices, relevant resources and professional/ medical contacts for referral; and
•Webinar talks, workshops and trainings.
Visit wellbeingchampions.sg to sign up to be a member of the Well-being Champions Network. For enquires, please email email@example.com.