Schedule
  • - Track 1: Empowerment & Recovery
  • - Track 2: Advances in Mental Health
  • - Track 3: Beyond Institution into Integrated Community Living
  • - Track 4: Hard Truths About Addictions
  • - Track 5: Integration between Mental Health & Physical Health
  • - Closing Plenary: Resilience
Track 1: Empowerment & Recovery

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Track 2: Advances in Mental Health

With advances in mental health science, newer forms of treatment have emerged. One of them is treatment for mood disorders. This track discusses some of the new treatments such as neurostimulation (ECT, rTMS and tDCS) and novel medications like ketamine for severe mood disorders. The track also includes a sharing on the services provided in the mood disorders unit at the Institute of Mental Health. This tertiary specialist unit provides inpatient, outpatient and peer services to support the holistic treatment of patients with severe mood disorders.

Track 3: Beyond Institution into Integrated Community Living

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Track 4: Hard Truths About Addictions

A personal sharing by a counsellor who successfully overcame his addiction will kick-start discussions in this track. Experts will discuss the latest trends and scientific updates in the field of addictions, with a focus on cyber-gaming, nicotine addiction and binge drinking. The link between childhood adversity and the development of addictions; and as well as building resilience while managing addictions, is another area this track will explore. This will be followed by a round table discussion with speakers fielding questions from the audience.

Track 5: Integration between Mental Health & Physical Health

Mental health and physical health are closely intertwined. Professionals in health care and public health would do well in approaching the health of an individual in a holistic manner, instead of focusing only on presenting issues. In this track, we will explore the relationship between the mental and the physical health in both prevention and recovery.

Closing Plenary: Resilience

Coming Soon!