Schedule

Programme

  • Day 1
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  • Day 2
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Time Session Titles
9:00am Opening Ceremony

  • Welcome Address by 2019 Singapore Mental Health Conference Advisory Committee Co-Chairpersons
  • Speech by Guest-of-Honour, President Halimah Yacob
  • Launch of President’s Challenge 2019
9:20am Keynote Dialogue: The Recovery Perspectives

Speakers:

  • Prof Chua Hong Choon, Chief Executive Officer, Institute of Mental Health
  • Mr Hsieh Fu Hua, Founder, BinjaiTree
  • Ms Porsche Poh, Executive Director, Silver Ribbon (Singapore)
  • Ms Sumaiyah Mohamed, Programme Co-ordinator, Club HEAL
  • Mr Jeffery Tan, Group General Counsel, Director – Legal & Corporate Affairs, Jardine Cycle & Carriage, and Secretary, MINDSET Care Ltd

Moderator:

  • Ms Tina Hung, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, National Council of Social Service
10:00am Skit: “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me”
10:15am Tea Break
10:45am Plenary 1: The Power of People: Building More Inclusive Communities

Speaker:

  • Mr Gared Jones, Senior Vice President, Points of Light Global, USA
11:30am Intermission
11:45am Plenary 2: Overview of Improving Mental Health Systems in ASEAN Member States (AMS)

Speaker:

  • Mrs Laura Hwang
12:30pm Lunch
2:00pm Plenary 3: Empowered Service Users, Better Service Delivery

Speakers:

  • Ms Sumaiyah Mohamed, Programme Co-ordinator, Club HEAL
  • Mr Daryl Tan, Peer Support Specialist, Rehab Department, Club HEAL
2:45pm Intermission
3:00pm Plenary 4: Research and Upscaling of Recovery Oriented Services in Hong Kong

Speaker:

  • Prof Samson Tse, Associate Dean (Undergraduate Education), Director of Experiential Learning, Hong Kong University
3:45pm Tea Break
4:15pm Plenary 5: Trust Building in a Complex Landscape

Speaker:

  • Ms Kuik Shiao-yin, Director, The Thought Collective
5:00pm End of Day 1
Time
9:00am Plenary 6: Mental Health in the Community: There’s More Than Meets the Eye!

Speaker:

  • Prof Fatimah Lateef, Senior Consultant, Dept of Emergency Medicine, Singapore General Hospital, and Professor in Emergency Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS and Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, and Member of Parliament, Marine Parade GRC
9:45am Tea Break
10:15am Track 1: Empowerment & Recovery (S1) Track 2: Advances in Mental Health (S1) Track 3: Beyond Institution into Integrated Community Living (S1)
Unpacking Empowerment
(Due to limited seating capacity for this session, entry will be based on pre-registration. Pre-registration is now closed.)

Topic 1: Introduction to Empowerment

Speaker:

  • Mr Chan Whee Peng, Director, Service Planning and Standards, Service Planning and Funding Group, National Council of Social Service

Topic 2: Co-production: Let’s Do the Thing Right!

Speaker:

  • Prof Samson Tse, Associate Dean (Undergraduate Education), Director of Experiential Learning, Hong Kong University
Topic 1: Treatment of Depression using Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation t(DCS): the Singapore Experience

Speakers:

  • Dr Chan Herng Nieng, Senior Consultant, Psychiatry, Singapore General Hospital
  • Dr Poon Shi Hui, Consultant, Psychiatry, Singapore General Hospital

Topic 2: Peripheral Nerve Stimulation for Mood Disorders

Speaker:

  • Dr Johnson Fam, Consultant, Psychiatry, National University Hospital System

Topic 3: ECT and rTMS: The Singapore Experience 

Speaker:

  • Dr Tor Phern Chern, Consultant, Institute of Mental Health
Community Takes the Lead

Topic 1: Supporting Persons With Mental Health at a Community Level (Happiness @ Fei Yue)

Speaker:

  • Mr Kenneth Ng, Counsellor, Fei Yue Community Services

Topic 2: Role of Mental Health Services in Primary Care

Speaker:

  • Dr Wong Mei Yin, Clinical Psychologist, National Healthcare Group Polyclinics

Topic 3: A Multi-Agency Approach to Hoarding – A Case Study in Telok Blangah

Speakers:

  • Mr Ji Min Sheng, Assistant Director, Municipal Services Office
  • Ms Lim Lea Lea, Director, Branch Operations, Housing Management Group, Housing & Development Board
  • Dr Tan Weng Mooi, Chief, Community Mental Health Division, Agency for Integrated Care
  • Ms Wang Yu Hsuan, Director, GoodLife!, Montfort Care
11:30am Track 1: Empowerment & Recovery (S2) Track 2: Advances in Mental Health (S2) Track 3: Beyond Institution into Integrated Community Living (S2)
Empowered Individuals
Due to limited seating capacity for this session, entry will be based on pre-registration. Pre-registration is now closed.)

Topic: Co-production Experience

Facilitators:

  • National Council of Social Service Mental Health Services Team
Topic 1: Mood Disorders Unit (MDU)

Speaker:

  • Ms Chermain Wong, Senior Psychologist Deputy Head, Mood Disorders Unit, Institute of Mental Health

Topic 2: The Affective Disorder Service

Speaker:

  • Dr Christopher Chan, Associate Consultant, Mood Disorders Unit, Institute of Mental Health

Topic 3: Pain is NOT Wasted: Utilising Voices of Experience to Empower Recovery at Mood Disorders Unit

Speaker:

  • Ms Faith Wong Pih Yng, Peer Support Specialist, Mood Disorders Unit, Institute of Mental Health

Topic 4: From Peer to Staff – A Journey of Hope

Speakers:

  • Mr Tan Kok Liang, Programme Assistant, Rehab Services, Anglican Care Centre (Simei)
  • Ms Rebecca Moh, Senior Manager, Rehab Services, Singapore Anglican Community Services
Building Communities of Care

Topic 1: Frailty and Dementia – Inseparable Entity

Speaker:

  • A/Prof Reshma Merchant, Head, Dept of Geriatric Medicine, National University Health System

Topic 2: Building Wellness of the Seniors in the Churches

Speaker:

  • Rev Irene Thung, Director, Seniors Ministry Trinity Annual Conference (TRAC), The Methodist Church in Singapore
12:45pm Lunch Break
2:00pm Track 1: Empowerment & Recovery  (S3) Track 4: Hard Truths About Addictions (S1) Track 5: Integration between Mental Health & Physical Health (S1)
Topic: Empowered Families (Panel Discussion)

Speakers:

  • Mr Chow Yen-Lu, Executive Chairman, Over-The-Rainbow
  • Mr Chan Whee Peng, Director, Service Planning and Standards, Service Planning and Funding Group, National Council of Social Service
  • Dr John Wong, Head and Senior Consultant Psychiatrist, National University Health System
  • Mr Koay Peng Yen, Caregivers Alliance Limited
  • Dr June Tang, Manager, Resilience Collective Ltd
  • Moderator: Dr Julian Hong, Alternate Director, Resilience Collective
Topic 1: Leaving Addiction Behind

Speaker:

  • Mr Reuben Narain, Senior Assistant Counsellor, National Addictions Management Service, Institute of Mental Health

Topic 2: Cybergaming in Youths

Speaker:

  • Dr Melvyn Zhang, Associate Consultant, National Addictions Management Service, Institute of Mental Health

Topic 3: DIGITALActive: Addressing Gaming Issues Amongst Youths in a Digital World

Speaker:

  • Ms Andrea Chan, Head, Youth Intervention Team, TOUCH Community Services

Topic 4: Childhood Adversities on the Early Onset of Life-long Addiction

Speaker:

  • Mr Alvin Cheong, Senior Counsellor, National Addictions Management Service, Institute of Mental Health
Topic 1: Building Mental Skills Through Sport

Speaker:

  • Prof John Wang, Dean, Graduate Studies and Professional Learning, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University

Topic 2: Road to Recovery

Speaker:

  • Ms Jodee Kua, Peer Support Specialist
3:15pm Track 1: Empowerment & Recovery  (S4) Track 4: Hard Truths About Addictions (S2) Track 5: Integration between Mental Health & Physical Health (S2)
Topic 1: Fighting Stigma – the Communications Challenge

Speaker:

  • Ms Cindy Tan, Assistant Director, Corporate Communications, National Council of Social Service

Topic 2: The Power of Collaboration – Empowering Our Youths

Speaker:

  • Mr Cho Ming Xiu, Founder, Campus PSY (Peer Support for Youths)
Topic 1: Binge Drinking in Youth

Speaker:

  • Dr G Kandasami, Chief, Addiction Medicine Department, National Addictions Management Service, Institute of Mental Health

Topic 2: Nicotine Dependence

Speaker:

  • Dr M Z Karuvetil, Associate Consultant, Addiction Medicine Department, National Addictions Management Service, Institute of Mental Health

Topic 3: Meet the Experts – Roundtable Discussion

Mental Health Amazing Race Activity
(Due to limited seating capacity for this session, entry will be based on pre-registration. Pre-registration is now closed.)

Get off your seats and join us for a mini amazing race! Participants of this track will visit five game stations to learn more about how the Health Promotion Board (HPB) integrates mental and physical health into our programmes and initiatives. Participants are advised to wear comfortable clothes for this track. Activities will be age friendly.

4:30pm Tea Break
4:50pm Closing Plenary: The Art of Determination

Speaker:

  • Dr Darren Chua, Chief Empowerment Officer, Mindset Transformation Clinic
5:20pm End