Insights from Thriving at Work Assessment - 2023


The 2023 Thriving at Work assessment provided valuable insights into our members’ mental health strategy and its implementation.

Read the highlights of the results to find out the strengths and opportunities for growth in our approach to mental health at work.


Insights from Thriving at Work Assessment – 2023


Event Video: Empowering Workplace Mental Health

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Empowering Workplace Mental Health Event

🌟 Building a Strong Foundation for Mental Wellness in the Workplace! ✨

Here are the highlights from our event, “Empowering Workplace Mental Health“, held on November 14. This annual event was specially curated to focus on cultivating a mentally healthy workplace for individuals across industries.


✨ Here’s a glimpse of what attendees experienced: ✨

1️⃣ Short Film: Dragon Quest 🎥

This light-hearted, thought-provoking short film sheds light on the challenges faced by a young man seeking help for his mental health. It highlighted the importance of having the courage and persistence to find the right therapist who is empathetic, willing to listen, and willing to journey alongside him.  Thank you to Standard Chartered Bank and Mental Health Film Festival (Singapore) Ltd for allowing us to screen this impactful short film.


2️⃣   Panel Discussion: “Having A Sustainable Workplace Mental Health Strategy🗣️

We were privileged to have our panel of esteemed speakers: @Dr. Kate Gardner, Laure de Panafieu, Steve Loh, Sujata Tiwari, and Woei Shiuan Lee, address crucial questions such as what are the key elements of a sustainable mental health strategy, the challenges faced in creating such a strategy, and how leaders can foster a mentally healthy work environment.

See the event post on LinkedIn: Having A Sustainable Workplace Mental Health Strategy

3️⃣ Launch of Thriving at Work Lite Guide 📚

This guide provides valuable resources and actionable steps to create a psychologically safe space, develop a mentally healthy working environment, signpost to resources, and provide support for your teams. Packed with interventions ranging from low to high maturity, the Lite Guide focuses on nine standards spread across three pillars. You can download the guide using this link:


4️⃣ Awards Ceremony 🏆

We celebrated members’ exceptional efforts in implementing interventions aligned with the Thriving at Work Guide, prioritizing employees’ well-being.

See the post on LinkedIn: Awards Ceremony


The “Empowering Workplace Mental Health” event was a success in equipping attendees with valuable insights, practical strategies, and inspiration to foster a mentally healthy workplace within their industry.

Thank you to all the participants and speakers for making this event memorable. Special thanks to Linklaters for hosting the

event and sponsoring the refreshments, and Fraser and Neave Limited and Asia Pacific Breweries Singapore (Part of The HEINEKEN Company) for sponsoring the drinks.


For more industry insights and thought leadership on workplace mental health, stay connected with our LinkedIn page: MindForward Alliance Singapore.


Together, let’s continue to create mentally healthy work environments and foster a positive impact on the well-being of working individuals.







Building a Thriving Work Environment

Building a sustainable workplace mental health strategy is essential for creating a thriving work environment. By redefining mental health, gaining leadership support, promoting mental literacy, and supporting return-to-work transitions, organizations can foster an inclusive culture that values employee well-being.

Want to hear from experts and leaders in the field? Want to discover the best practices and challenges of transforming workplace mental health?  Read the key takeaways from the panel discussion.

Panel – A Sustainable WPMH Strategy


Empowering your people to prioritise their mental health

Expert speakers share how businesses can empower their people to manage and prioritise their own mental health, as well as support the mental health of their teams and colleagues.

Chaired by Robyn Vernon-Harcourt, Global Business Collaboration for Better Workplace Mental Health Programme Director, event contributors include:
Iman Gibson, Director Wellbeing – Global, Visa
Tim Ackroyd, Global Talent Senior Manager – Mental Health, Deloitte

Our speakers share their insights and tips on practical activities businesses can take to support their people manage their mental health, how to adopt an inclusive approach to speak to different demographics, cultures and locations within your organisation, and how to support team leaders and managers be a catalyst to spread positive change across the organisation.

This is the 5th webinar in our Pledge with Us series and is designed to support you and your business take positive steps to progress Pledge Commitment 4 of our Leadership Pledge: Empowering all our people to manage and prioritise their own mental health and to support one another.

CNA 93.8 Interview on Parent's Guide

The Parent's Guide to Mental Health in Children and Adolescents is a first-of-its-kind mental well-being guide consolidating many useful resources from established social service agencies and mental health professionals. It offers parents useful information and tips to assist them in understanding and supporting the mental health of their kids.

Official Launch of MindForward Alliance Singapore

Official Launch of MindForward Alliance Singapore

Photo: MOS Sun Xueling with MindForward Alliance Singapore Steering Committee & MD of APBS

MindForward Alliance Singapore, a not-for-profit membership organisation dedicated to transforming workplace culture into one that supports the mental health of its employees, is officially launched today.

Ms Sun Xueling, Minister of State in the Ministry for Social and Family Development & Home Affairs graced the launch event and unveiled the Parent’s Guide to Mental Health in Children and Adolescents.

We are the Singapore chapter of MindForward Alliance, a leading global not-for-profit organisation with a network of country chapters in the UK, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, India, and Portugal. Our global footprint provides a rich environment to share best practices and case studies, perform benchmarking, conduct research, and develop a range of tools and services that are proven to work for business organisations.

The topic of mental health is coming to the forefront and more companies are increasingly seeing the need to take a holistic approach to promoting good mental health and well-being at workplaces. MindForward Alliance Singapore aims to be the catalyst for businesses to create mentally healthy workplaces in Singapore through the sharing of knowledge and real-world evidence, providing insights from experts, and offering practical support at both the operational and leadership level.

“MindForward Alliance Singapore is an exchange of reliable mental health practices, bringing the best from global companies and promoting the best of Singapore companies’ practices to the rest of the world. We help businesses benchmark areas of mental health management and awareness, while providing them with a more objective and structured look at developing opportunities or validating their strengths. More importantly, we empower business leaders to take bold actions to care for their team and transform the mental health agenda beyond their own workplace culture,”

Kenneth Choo, Co-Chair, MindForward Alliance Singapore

Launch of Parent's Guide to Mental Health in Children and Adolescents

To mark the official launch, MindForward Alliance Singapore, unveiled a Parent’s Guide to Mental Health in Children and Adolescents and presented it as a gift to Singapore. This guide was produced with Asia Pacific Breweries Singapore as the main contributing partner and drawing on the knowledge of social service agencies and mental health professionals in Singapore.

The Parent’s Guide is a first of its kind in a sense that it is a one-stop resource that’s all- encompassing and designed to cover 3 main topics:

  1. Empower working parents with the knowledge and resources to identify and address mental health difficulties in their children. In addition, links to local resources and treatment plans that they could rely on are also covered.
  2. Support parents and caregivers by giving tips about how to make self-care a priority.
  3. Inspiring business leaders and HR practitioners with real business cases that 4 of our members are practicing making the workplace a better place for their people.

“It can be worrying and stressful for any parent or caregiver to see their child experiencing difficulties with their mental health, which in turn reduces the productivity and performance of the working parent. Businesses have a responsibility to transform their workplace culture into one that makes working parents feel supported. With this mental health guide, we hope to inspire business leaders to transform mental health discussions into mental health actions to improve the well-being of their employees and build a compassionate and thriving workplace,”

Laure de Panafieu Co-Chair, MindForward Alliance Singapore

Parent's Guide to Mental Health in Children and Adolescents

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