World Federation for Mental Health
World Federation for Mental Health

World Mental Health Day Reports from Around the World!

Below you will find the reports of the activites for the 2017 WMHD Campaign to celebrate Mental Health and the Workplace. 

Singapore

I am pleased to update you that we hosted the Silver Ribbon Workplace Emotional Health and Wellness Summit yesterday and invited the Speaker of the Parliament to present commendation plaque to 32 employers who pledged to

  • promote mental wellness at their workplace,
  • offer equal job opportunities to people with mental health issues,
  • equip their management staff with knowledge and skills to support their employee, and
  • provide support to their at-risk employees

 

Enclosed herewith

  1. 1st photo indicating collaborative effort in mental health promotion & advocacy
    • our Speaker of the Parliament,
    • representatives from government agencies, mental health organisations, etc,
    • 32 employers,
    • lecturers and students.

 

  1. 2nd photo – President and HR representative of the Singapore Table Tennis Association received commendation plaque from Mr Tan Chuan Jin, the Speaker of the Parliament.

 

  1. a report on this summit in our local paper. -http://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/promoting-mental-wellness-work

 

Thank you and take care.

 

Porsche Poh

Executive Director, Silver Ribbon (Singapore)

Corporate Secretary, World Federation for Mental Health

+65 63861928

www.silverribbonsingapore.com

Denmark

UN Recognizes World Mental Health Day

**Mental Health Day

Today is also World Mental Health Day, which seeks to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilize efforts in support of mental health.  This year, the Day is focusing on mental health in the workplace.  According to the World Health Organization, a negative working environment may lead to physical and mental health problems, harmful use of substances, absenteeism and lost productivity.  However, employers and managers who put in place initiatives to promote mental health and to support employees who have mental disorders see gains not only in the health of their employees but also in their productivity at work.  More information online.

submitted by WFMH UN Rep - Nancy Wallace