Video Highlights: Balancing Ambition with Well-Being

Catch the highlights of our event here: watch video

A powerful message emerged:
Sustainable success hinges on finding the right balance between ambition and well-being.

This was reinforced by an inspiring group:
– Professor Emily Ortega (Head of Psychology, Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS)): A sports coach and dedicated athlete herself, she exemplifies balanced ambition.
ENRICO ‘IRONMAN EV’ VARELLA (24-time Ironman Finisher): His dedication and perseverance showcase the power of focused effort with recovery.
Shayan Hazir (Chief Digital Officer, ASEAN, HSBC): A successful leader who prioritizes well-being alongside ambition.

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.