Online Event: Pause, Evaluate and Care – The State of Mental Wellness of Our Workforce



Pause, Evaluate and Care – The State of Mental Wellness of Our Workforce 

World Mental Health Day falls in the month of October, and that month is devoted to discussions surrounding mental health. 

Mental health is of great concern to many governments. In Denmark, an estimate of 38% of Danish women and 32% of Danish men will receive professional help for mental health issues at some moment in their lifetime.

In Singapore, preliminary findings from a recent study by Singapore’s Institute of Mental Health showed that about 13% of 1,000 participants in a study here reported symptoms of anxiety or depression during the Covid-19 pandemic. The study also found that more than 80% would be willing to seek professional help for mental health concerns related to the virus. This may signal a greater awareness and acknowledgement that one should be mindful of one’s state of mental health. There is more willingness now than before, to discuss about mental health, openly.  

In this new norm, many of us spend a significant amount of our time working from home or hybrid work models. Business continuity plans have worked but boundaries have blurred. As the workforce continues to balance work and life, can we pause a moment to ask how are our employees? 


Join experts from Denmark and Singapore in a virtual panel discussion about mental wellness at workplaces:

  • How can we advocate mental wellness at workplaces as employees fulfil work and family commitments amidst blurring boundaries?
  • What are some practical ways to foster good work culture at the workplace? 
  • Share practical examples of how business leaders can safeguard interests of employees who are seeking professional help for mental health concerns.
  • Remind business leaders to take care of themselves too.



  • 3.00pm to 3.05pm: Opening remarks by Danish Ambassador to Singapore. H.E. Sandra Jensen Landi
  • 3.05pm to 3.10pm: Overview by Singapore Mental Health Association
  • 3.10pm to 4.00pm: Panel discussion and Q&A 



  • Dr. Torsten Bjørn JACOBSEN, Specialist in Psychiatry, PhD, Chairman, Board of Psykiatrifonden, Psychiatric Foundation                                                                             
  • Dr. LIM Boon Leng, Psychiatrist, Centre for Psychological Wellness                       
  • Associate Professor Mythily SUBRAMANIAM, Assistant Chairman Medical Board (Research), Institute of Mental Health, Associate Professor, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, Consultant, Ministry of Health, Singapore        



  • Ms. NGO Lee Yian, Executive Director, Singapore Association for Mental Health


Who should attend?

  • Business leaders
  • Human resource functions
  • Team and division leaders
  • Operational roles 
  • Staff working in Danish and Singaporean organisations