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8 - 9 Sept 2017 MAX Atria @ Singapore EXPO
Programme

Day 1: 8 SEP 2017 (Friday)

Time
9.00AM Official Opening of SMHC 2017

WELCOME ADDRESS
2017 Singapore Mental Health Conference Advisory Committee Co-Chairpersons

By Guest-of-Honour, Mr Amrin Amin, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Health

OPENING KEYNOTE: THREE STEPS TO LASTING HAPPINESS: REWIRING YOUR BRAIN FOR WELLBEING

Dr Joe Loizzo, Founder and Director, Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science, New York, United States of America

10.15AM Tea Break
10.45AM PLENARY 1: THE ROLE OF EDUCATION IN STUDENTS’ RESILIENCE AND MENTAL HEALTH

Ms Liew Wei Li, Deputy Director-General of Education (Schools), and Director of Schools Division, Ministry Of Education, Singapore

11.30AM PLENARY 2: MINDFULNESS AT THE WORKPLACE: DOES IT WORK…AND HOW TO MAKE IT WORK!

A/Prof Jochen Reb, Area Coordinator, Organisational Behaviour & Human Resources and Director, Mindfulness Initiative @ SMU, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University, Singapore

12.15PM Lunch
TRACKS Track 1
Wellbeing and the Elderly

Track 2
Workplace Emotional/Mental Health

Track 3
Children and Youth Mental Health
 2.00PM Breakout 1:
A PERSON-CENTRIC APPROACH TOWARDS WELLBEING IN THE GOLDEN YEARS
 Breakout 2:
AN ECOSYSTEM APPROACH TOWARDS WORKPLACE WELLBEING
Breakout 3:
PREVENTION INTERVENTIONS: CYBER BULLYING AND CHILD ABUSE AS A PRECURSOR TO MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES
Topic : Mindfulness Practice in Later Life: Ageing with Wisdom , Grace and Purpose
Dr Joe Loizzo, Founder and Director, Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science, New York, United States of America
Topic : Study on the Quality of Life of Persons with Mental Health Issues Accessing Social Services
Dr Robyn Tan, Research Fellow, Advocacy and Research, National Council of Social Service, Singapore
Topic : Misunderstood – A Preliminary Look at Preschoolers with Behavioural Concerns
Dr Sylvia Choo, Senior Consultant, Department of Child Development, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore
Topic : How Mindfulness Can Help the Elderly to Age Happily
Ms Angie Chew,
Principal Mindfulness Trainer, Brahm Centre, Singapore
Topic : Working Together, Creating Opportunities
Mr Anjan Ghosh, Director, Service Planning & Development Group, National Council of Social Service, Singapore
Topic : Build A Friendly Cyberspace: Don’t Wait Till It Hurts
Ms Sylvia Ang, Senior Counsellor, Singapore Children’s Society
Topic : ‘Generativity’ – Establishing and Nurturing the Next Generation
Ms Cheryl Lim, Executive, Projects and Programmes, NTUC Health, Singapore
Topic : Enhancing Mental Well-Being in the Workplace
Dr Gan Siok Lin, Executive Director, Workplace Safety and Health Institute, Singapore
Topic : Child Sexual Abuse Prevention: Empowering Children With Body Safety Skills
Ms Xiaoling Lin, Assistant Director, Public Education & Advocacy, Singapore Children’s Society
Topic : Give Them a Chance @ Work,
Ms Linnette Sung, Co-Chair, Light of Hope Run (Mental Wellness), TOUCH Community Services, Singapore 
Topic : Web-CHAT: Mental Health Care for a New Generation,
Dr Tommy Chan, Consultant, Early Psychosis Intervention, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
3.30PM Tea Break
TRACKS Track 1
Wellbeing and the Elderly (cont’d)
Track 2
Workplace Emotional/Mental Health (cont’d)
Track 3
Children and Youth Mental Health (cont’d)
4.00PM Breakout 4:
A PERSON-CENTRIC APPROACH TOWARDS WELLBEING IN THE GOLDEN YEARS
Breakout 5:
PIECING TOGETHER THE JIGSAW
Breakout 6:
PROMOTION INITIATIVES: BUILDING MENTAL HEALTH RESILIENCE IN CHILDREN AND YOUTHS
Topic : Dementia and Frailty: Frontiers and Challenges
A/Prof Reshma A Merchant, Head of Division Geriatric Medicine and Senior Consultant, University Medicine Cluster, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University Health System, Singapore
Topic : ‘This is Me’- Barclays Focusing on Mental Health for the Wellbeing of Employees
Mrs Elizabeth Bell, Vice President, Chief Controls Office, Barclays, Singapore
Topic : Positive Psychology and Teens
Ms Lisa Choo,
Principal Clinical Psychologist, Psychological Medicine, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore
Topic : Integrating Dementia Care – the Arts Perspective as an Approach to Care
Mrs Theresa Lee, Executive Director, Alzheimer’s Disease Association, Singapore
Ms Wong Sze Ch’i, Programme Executive, Arts & Dementia Programme, Alzheimer’s Disease Association, Singapore
Topic : Strength Through Struggle: A Peer Experience
Ms Shermyn Ow Yong, Case Manager/Counsellor, Clinical Services, Singapore Anglican Community Services (Simei Care Centre)
Topic : Practitioners’ Perspectives Of Resilience
Ms Jasmine Wong,
 Research Officer, Research and Outreach, Singapore Children’s Society
Topic : Caring for Seniors:  Holistic Support to Keep Seniors Well and Connected in the Community
Mr Low Mun Heng, Head, MindCare, AMKFSC Community Services Ltd, Singapore
Mr Ng Koon Sing, Head, COMNET Senior Services, AMKFSC Community Services Ltd, Singapore
Topic : Recovery Through Resilience
Mr Chris Tan, Caregivers Support Leader, Caregivers Alliance Ltd, Singapore
Topic : Mindfulness & Movement for Students
Ms Germaine Tan, Senior Clinical Psychologist, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry/REACH, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore 
Ms Tan Sey Ing, Senior Occupational Therapist, Department of Psychological Wellness, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore
Topic : Redefining Conversations: Inclusion in the Workplace – A Panel Discussion Topic : The Power of ‘I’: The Child as an Individual, Beyond Labels and Limitations
Ms Eunice Seah, Clinical Psychologist, Department of Psychology, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
6.00PM SMHC Appreciation Dinner (for invited guests only)

Day 2: 9 Sep 2017 (Saturday)

Time
9.00AM PLENARY 3: WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER- SOCIETY’S ROLE IN WELLBEING AND MENTAL HEALTH

Prof Paulin Tay Straughan, Dean of Students (Office of the Dean of Students) and Professor of Sociology (Practice), School of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University

9.45AM PLENARY 4: AGEING WELL: GROWING OLD WITH ATTITUDE!

Prof Michael Power, Director, Clinical Psychology Programmes, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore

10.30AM Tea Break
TRACKS Track 4
Open your Minds: Let’s Talk!

Track 5
Caregivers and Primary Care 
Track 6
Physical and Mental Health
11.00AM Breakout 7:
2017 SMHC DEBATE CHALLENGE
Breakout 8:
EMPOWERING CAREGIVERS, STRENGTHENING PRIMARY CARE
Breakout 9:
PROMOTING HOLISTIC WELLBEING
Motion : The Negative Effects of Social Media on Mental Health Outweigh the Positives

Proposition: Mental Health Wing, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore,
Speakers: Mr Khoo Yi Feng, Ms Ang Qiuluan, Ms Jean Chia, Ms Abigail Seng, Mr Marcus Ng

Topic : A Systemic Approach: Family Therapy Overview
Mrs Juliana Toh, Clinical Director, Counselling and Care Centre, Singapore
Topic : What the Ordinary Singaporean can Learn from Our Extraordinary Athletes
Ms Tracey Veivers, Head (Sport Psychology) and Senior Sport Psychologist, Singapore Sports Institute
Opposition: Mrs Wong Kwok Leong Student Wellness Centre, Singapore Management University,
Speakers: Mr Zakrie Bin Abdul Manap, Mr Brian Ho Rui Lin, Mr Ashley Tay Wee Kiat, Ms Tan Jing Yee, Ms Ada Chung Yee Lin
Topic : Caregiver Initiatives and the Caregivers’ Journeys
Ms Anita Ho, Assistant Director, Family & Caregiver Support, AWWA, Singapore
Topic : Therapeutic Garden Design
Mr Yeo Meng Tong, Senior Director, Design Research & Development Division, National Parks Board, Singapore
Moderator: Dr Lambert Low, Consultant Psychiatrist, National Addictions Management Service (NAMS), Institute of Mental Health, Singapore Topic : Sleep: Taking Charge of Your Health and Wellbeing
Dr Tan Sheng Neng, Director, Consultation Liaison Psychiatry Service, Department of Psychological Medicine, Changi General Hospital, Singapore
12.30PM Lunch
TRACKS Track 4
Open your Minds: Let’s Talk! (cont’d)
Track 5
Caregivers and Primary Care
Track 6
Physical and Mental Health (cont’d)
2.00PM Breakout 10:
VOICES OF EXPERIENCE (VOE) MINI-SYMPOSIUM ON THE PEER SUPPORT  MOVEMENT
Breakout 11:
EMPOWERING CAREGIVERS, STRENGTHENING PRIMARY CARE (Session starts at 1.45pm)
Breakout 12:
PHYSICAL HEALTH-MENTAL HEALTH CONNECTION
Topic : An Evolution of EPIP Peers 4Rs (Remembering Resilience, Respect and Recovery): A Staff’s Perspective
Ms Lim Lay Keow, Case Manager, Early Psychosis Intervention Programme, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
Topic : Enabling Reintegration into the Workforce Through Job Skills Training
Ms Colyn Chua, Programme Manager, MINDSET Care Limited, Singapore
Topic : From Mind to Body: The Psychology of Chronic Disease
A/Prof Shen Biing-Jiun, Associate Professor, Psychology, School of Social Science, College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Topic : The Peer Support Specialist Programme
Ms Emmeline Lim, Manager, Mental Health Services, Service Planning & Development Group, National Council of Social Service, Singapore
Topic : Mental Health Partnership: Sharing of a 10-Year Journey and Beyond
Dr Alvin Lum, Family Physician, Shenton Family Medical Clinic (Bukit Gombak), Singapore
Topic : Connecting the Body-Mind Disconnect: Physical Health in Mental Illness
Adj A/Prof Daniel Fung, Chairman, Medical Board, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
Topic : Rising from the Ashes of Addiction
Mr Ranjit Singh, Counsellor, National Addictions Management Service (NAMS), Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
Mr William Teo, Senior Counsellor, National Addictions Management Service (NAMS), Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
Topic : Community Intervention Team, Collaboration with General Practitioners for Holistic Care
Mr Pathma Thanapallam, Senior Case Worker, Singapore Association for Mental Health
Topic : Mindfulness: Body-Mind Medicine for Holistic Well-being
Ms Angie Chew, Principal Mindfulness Trainer, Brahm Centre, Singapore
Topic : Trends in the European Peer Support Community
Ms Lee Ying Ying, Peer Support Specialist, Early Psychosis Intervention Program (EPIP), Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
Topic : An Integrated Approach – Mental Health in Primary Care
Dr Winnie Soon, Consultant Family Physician, National Healthcare Group Polyclinics, Singapore
3.30PM Tea Break
4.00PM CLOSING PLENARY: CORN IN A BAMBOO RING
Dr Tan Lai Yong, Director, Outreach and Community Engagement/Resident Fellow, College of Alice and Peter Tan, and Senior Lecturer, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore
4.30PM End of SMHC 2017

(Note: Plenary and Track titles may be subject to adjustments as the programme receives further updates in due course.)