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8 - 9 Sept 2017 MAX Atria @ Singapore EXPO
Welcome

Welcome Message from 2017 Singapore Mental Health Conference Co-Chairpersons

The Singapore Mental Health Conference (SMHC) was first held in 2013 and the sustained interest among mental health practitioners and community partners drives us to continue to congregate and dialogue on how we can collaborate to improve the mental health of our community.

The SMHC 2017 is organised by four main agencies – the Institute of Mental Health, Agency for Integrated Care, Health Promotion Board, and National Council of Social Service. This year, we have also invited the Alzheimer’s Disease Association, AMKFSC Community Services, Brahm Centre, Silver Ribbon (Singapore), and the Singapore Children’s Society to join the organising committee, to continue our efforts to include the voice of Voluntary Welfare Organisations in designing the conference programme.

The theme for SMHC 2017 ‘The Art and Science of Wellbeing and Happiness’ brings focus to two areas that influence one’s mental health – your state of well-being and happiness. In today’s fast-paced society, mental wellness may be neglected in the pursuit of achieving excellence; our youth face stress on the academic front while working adults face pressures at the workplace. And the elderly, in retirement, often find themselves isolated as they age.  We hope to have a lively discourse on how to ensure good mental well-being across one’s life journey and factors that contribute to happiness.  We also aim to foster a continuing conversation on how best to deliver mental health care and support across a continuum of settings.

To this end, we have lined up notable professionals and experts from mental health, education, and related fields to share on a diverse range of topics. There will be sessions on mindfulness in the workplace, building resilience in students, improving quality of life in the elderly, and many more.  We hope you will find these topics relevant and thought-provoking and we look forward to seeing you at the conference!

A/Prof Chua Hong Choon
Co-Chairperson
2017 SMHC Advisory Committee
Mr Gary Khoo
Co-Chairperson
2017 SMHC Advisory Committee
Dr Jerome Goh
Co-Chairperson
2017 SMHC Organising Committee
Ms Chia Siok Hoon
Co-Chairperson
2017 SMHC Organising Committee