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Raising Awareness of Mental Health Issues in the Workplace

Safeguarding the mental health of employees is a responsibility of employers which has been recently gaining awareness. It is important to implement a culture where people prize and develop their psychological and emotional health, as employers who understand the link between employee well-being and organizational performance are best positioned for success.

Join us in this evening panel event, where we will discuss a range of mental health topics relevant to the working environment, which will include: 

  • the importance of early recognition and engagement
  • issues around isolation
  • talking points for employers
  • a discussion involving various industry-wide bodies including the National Council of Social Service, the Employment Assistance Programme and the Singapore Anglican Community Services. 

This event will include wine, soft drinks and light canapes and time during registration and post event for networking with other members and guests. 

 

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

 
Colin Payne is the HR Director of Swire Pacific Offshore and is responsible for management and development of the Company’s shore based workforce. He first joined the maritime industry as a Deck Officer Apprentice in 1976 and moved up the ranks to become Chief Officer with China Navigation. In 1989, Colin moved ashore to take up the position of Manager, Taiwan Swire Ltd to gain experience in shipping agency management and subsequently went to Papua New Guinea to work with Steamships, a subsidiary of John Swire & Sons, where he took up a number of roles. In 2001, he was appointed as Managing Director of Collins & Leahy, a wholly owned subsidiary of John Swire & Sons with a diverse trading business in retail, hotels, transport, farming, aviation and manufacturing. He then moved to Singapore in 2005 as the General Manager of the regional office of Swire Pacific Offshore Ltd and was appointed as HR Director in 2007. 
 
Besides his Class 1 maritime qualification, Colin also has a Master’s degree in Guidance and Counselling from James Cook University and is a certified job and career transition coach. He is also a certified Clinical Neuropsychotherapist.
 
 
 
Ms Charis Chua currently works for the Mental Health Services, Service Planning and Development Group at the National Council of Social Service. She oversees the planning and pioneering of employment initiatives to enhance employment opportunities for persons with mental health issues.  
 
She provides strategic engagements and partnerships with governmental bodies, national agencies, service providers and the business communities to shape the social sector landscape and establish a supportive eco-system that enhance the individual’s recovery.  Prior to joining NCSS, she was a medical social worker at the Alexandra Hospital.  She holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences in social work and psychology from the National University of Singapore. 
 
 
Honghao graduated from the State University of New York (Buffalo), USA with a Bachelor of Arts (Summa Cum Laude) in Psychology.
 
He began his career with Phaidon International as a headhunter specializing in the financial industry performing the full 360 recruitment cycle from filtering resumes and interviewing candidates, to preparing candidates for interviews. Subsequently, he joined EPChem as an Application Partner and spearheaded the company’s marketing and business development efforts in the Asia-Pacific region, working closely with subsidiaries in Indonesia, China, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines to increase EPChem’s market share and visibility in those countries.
 
Since joining the Centre for Effective Living, Honghao has conducted career wellness workshops on resume writing, interview skills, and networking etiquette, utilizing his experience as a former headhunter to give candidates the competitive edge in the marketplace, and delivered wellness talks to organizations on topics such as stress management and resilience in times of change to improve the occupational health and well-being of employees.
 
Honghao is also the Secretary of the Asia Pacific Employee Assistance Roundtable (APEAR), a non-profit organization which seeks to present the business case for Employee Assistance (EA) and mental health at work programs to Human Resource, Occupational Health and business leaders, and to continue the professional exchange and dialogue regarding EA in the Asia-Pacific and other parts of the world.
 
 
Elaine has been specialising as a Mental Health Occupational Therapist, starting from an acute restructured hospital, and now moving on to the community sector with SACS.  She is currently managing a supported employment program which seeks to reintegrate Persons with Mental Health Issues back to the workforce, using an internship model. This program is supported by the National Council of Social Service. She has presented papers at local and overseas conferences, as well as conducted various workshops to corporate organisations on topics related to mental health and wellness. In particular, she has keen interests in managing mood disorders and advocates for the concept of “mind over body” in her clinical practice.

 

ABOUT THE MODERATOR

 
 
Hayden Majajas is the Asia Pacific Head of D&I at Bloomberg. 
 
In this role Hayden supports Bloomberg’s businesses across Asia Pacific in implementing Bloomberg’s global Diversity & Inclusion vision and strategy, to deliver a measurable improvement in diverse workforce representation and work environment inclusion. Additionally, Hayden has oversight across all Bloomberg Communities (employee networks) and external partnerships in the region that promote an institutional culture of inclusion and an environment that supports diversity in all aspects of the business.
 
Hayden obtained his Masters degree from the Chuo University Graduate School of Law in Tokyo, Japan - where he lived for 15 years. Upon graduation Hayden worked for top US law firms in their Tokyo offices before moving into the financial services sector. Hayden’s professional career has taken him from legal advisory to business strategy before he moved into the ‘people’ space, leading diversity as head of D&I for Asia Pacific for Lehman Brothers, then Nomura followed by UBS. Prior to Bloomberg Hayden lead D&I in the Oil & Gas Industry for BP.
 
Hayden was a Member of the Board of “The Women’s Foundation” in Hong Kong between 2012 and 2015. In addition, Hayden founded the Tokyo LGBT Interbank Forum (now “LGBT Finance”) in 2005; the Hong Kong LGBT Interbank Forum in 2006; and the Singapore LGBT Interbank Forum in 2010. He was part of the founding group of Inter Energy in Singapore in 2013.
 
Hayden’s work has been recognized by various organizations globally, including: The International Alliance for Women’s “World of Difference” award in 2015; “Leadership in Diversity” Award by the British Chamber of Commerce, Singapore’s Annual Business Awards in 2014; The American Chamber of Commerce HK & South China Morning Post’s “Champion for the Advancement of Women” Award in 2013; “Best Private Bank – LGBT & Diversity Issues” by Asian Private Banker in 2012 and more.

 

Speakers (s):
Colin Payne - HR Director, Swire Pacific Offshore
 
Charis Chua - Manager, Mental Health Service, NCSS
 
Honghao Phua - Business Development Manager, Centre for Effective Living
 
Elaine Chai - Occupational Therapist, Integrated Employment Services, Singapore Anglican Community Services
Moderator:

Hayden Majajas - Head of Diversity & Inclusion APAC, Bloomberg

 

Date:
Wed, October 04, 2017
Time:
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Venue:
Barclays Bank PLC, Singapore Training Room A & B, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 2 10 Marina Boulevard #25-01 Singapore 018983
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Member$ 30.00
Non-Member$ 45.00
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Speaker (s):
Colin Payne - HR Director, Swire Pacific Offshore
 
Charis Chua - Manager, Mental Health Service, NCSS
 
Honghao Phua - Business Development Manager, Centre for Effective Living
 
Elaine Chai - Occupational Therapist, Integrated Employment Services, Singapore Anglican Community Services
Moderator:

Hayden Majajas - Head of Diversity & Inclusion APAC, Bloomberg

 

Date:
Wed, October 04, 2017
Time:
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Venue:
Barclays Bank PLC,
Singapore Training Room A & B,
Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 2
10 Marina Boulevard #25-01
Singapore 018983

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