“Why mental health matters”, 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.
World Mental Health Day this year has come at a time where human lives around the world have changed drastically due to COVID-19 pandemic. The first two-quarters of 2020 has brought panic, anxiety and challenges to everybody, from being fearful of getting COVID-19 and passing it on to their loved ones to feeling afraid of going out, and feeling also anxious about their futures. In a health crisis, the economic state would take a big hit, and it is evident that many people today are feeling its effect. Some businesses were not able to sustain which has resulted in a recession or implemented a pay-cut to their employees. Employees are worried sick about their futures and have begun to look for additional income to recover income lost. While some people might find it far too overwhelming to deal with and would result in depression or unstable mental health.
At PRCA SEA Mental Health Week, a fantastic calibre of speakers from various industries was invited. From PRecious Communications, Sangeeta Sankhrani, Regional Head of Human Resource of PRecious communications was also 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