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“Why mental health matters” is a critical topic that was discussed virtually at PRCA SEA Mental Health Week 2020 on 15th October 2020. It is an initiative facilitated by PRCA SEA, in support of World Mental Health Day held on 10 October 2020. The webinar helped address what needs to be done to lift pressure from our shoulders, and what practitioners can do to achieve a better work-life balance and feel happier in the new normal.

 

 

World Mental Health Day this year has come at a time when human lives around the world have changed drastically due to COVID-19. The first two-quarters of 2020 has brought panic, anxiety and challenges, with people’s concerns and fears ranging from getting COVID-19 and passing it on to their loved ones to feeling afraid of going out and being anxious about what the future holds. In a health crisis of this magnitude, the economic state would inadvertently take a big hit, and it is evident that many people today are feeling its effects. Some businesses were not able to sustain their operations, leading to recessions and pay cuts. 

While some employees were able to bounce back and look for additional income to recover income lost, a number have fallen into depression as they are far too overwhelmed by their situation.

At PRCA SEA Mental Health Week, a fantastic calibre of speakers from various industries shared their perceptions to shed light on mental health issues. Sangeeta Sankhrani, Regional Head of Human Resource of PRecious communications was invited as a moderator to facilitate the session. 

Sangeeta mentioned, “Sometimes people are going through a phase which might last for a few weeks and those who may be having a serious problem could last for years. We need to look at each person individually, deal with the problem based on how intense it is for that person.”

“Let’s work towards an environment that provides better mental health”, she added.

If you have missed the webinar, you can catch Sangeeta here.

 

The panel addressed:

– The rise of mental health in the region

– What factors impact our mental well-being at work

– How to overcome work-related stress

– The implications of the last six months on ourselves, our – teams, our businesses and our industry as we navigate our way into this “new normal”.

– What we can do for ourselves and our colleagues

– How companies should tackle the pressure

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