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2020 Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace Survey

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Our weekly bulletin aims to help synthesise the latest information relating to mental health and COVID-19 to support companies and their staff in the Asia region. We will also be sharing fresh expert viewpoints, case studies from CMHA HK member companies and relevant and timely resources from trusted sources.

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Dr Charles Brantly, a GP at Central Health Medical Practice shares his observations and opinions on the topic of mental health and how best to support people as they transition back to their workplaces and routines. 

David outlines the measures BNY Mellon have put in place to support the wellbeing of their employees during this time and beyond.

This clip features Dr. Hannah Reidy, Clinical Psychologist and CEO of Mind HK. Hannah shares her thoughts on ‘what’s next for our mental health?’

Please note: The views expressed in CMHA HK’s COVID-19 Bulletin Expert Series are the expert’s own and their appearance in the series does not imply endorsement of them or any entity they represent.

This clip features Fyiona Yong, Director and Intergenerational Leadership Coach at Wholistic Coachsulting.

Fyiona shares with us the importance of creating an inclusive multi-generational workforce in order to help foster employee wellbeing amid COVID-19.

Please note: The views expressed in CMHA HK’s COVID-19 Bulletin Expert Series are the expert’s own and their appearance in the series does not imply endorsement of them or any entity they represent.

This clip features Tony Dickel who is the Country Director of the Potential Project and CEO of Transcend International.

His clip focuses on kindness.

Please note: The views expressed in CMHA HK’s COVID-19 Bulletin Expert Series are the expert’s own and their appearance in the series does not imply endorsement of them or any entity they represent.

This clip features Sky Siu, Executive Director of KELY Support Group, a Hong Kong-based nonprofit organisation whose mission is to equip young people with the skills, knowledge, and opportunities needed to support themselves and each other. 

Sky shares some insights about youth mental health and talks to us about ‘understanding youth needs during COVID-19’. 

This clip features Kate Bridle who is a sleep physiologist and founder of sleep HQ. She takes us through top tips to keep your sleep on track.

Please note: The views expressed in CMHA HK’s COVID-19 Bulletin Expert Series are the expert’s own and their appearance in the series does not imply endorsement of them or any entity they represent.

Emma takes us through the measures Aetna International have put in place to support their employee and member mental health during this time. She also shares preparation plans for the office return and reflects on the positives taken from this experience.

This clip features Dr Alexander Chan who is a back pain physiotherapist and works at PhysioCentral.

Alexander has created a three-part work from home mini series for us and part three demonstrates some back stretches.

Please note: The views expressed in CMHA HK’s COVID-19 Bulletin Expert Series are the expert’s own and their appearance in the series does not imply endorsement of them or any entity they represent.

4-10 May is Maternal Mental Health Matters Awareness Week in the UK. In light of this, Sofie Jacobs, founder and CEO of Urban Hatch talks to us about ‘Emotional wellbeing during expectancy and COVID-19’.

Please note: The views expressed in CMHA HK’s COVID-19 Bulletin Expert Series are the expert’s own and their appearance in the series does not imply endorsement of them or any entity they represent.

This clip features Dr Alexander Chan who is a back pain physiotherapist and works at PhysioCentral.

Alexander has created a three-part work from home mini series for us and part two demonstrates some neck stretches. The remaining clip cover back stretches.

Please note: The views expressed in CMHA HK’s COVID-19 Bulletin Expert Series are the expert’s own and their appearance in the series does not imply endorsement of them or any entity they represent.

Simon details the measures Edelman have put in place for their employees to support their mental health. He also tells us how they are using their employee engagement tool ‘Peakon’ to pulse-check how employees are managing during these circumstances. 

In addition, as a global communications firm, Edelman’s Q&A details some tips on the best way for employers and managers to communicate with employees during this time and also shares a factsheet.

This clip features Dr Alexander Chan who is a back pain physiotherapist and works at PhysioCentral.

Alexander has created a three-part work from home mini series for us and part one is a reminder for those working from home either full or part time how to set up your workstation. The remaining two clips cover neck and back stretches.

Please note: The views expressed in CMHA HK’s COVID-19 Bulletin Expert Series are the expert’s own and their appearance in the series does not imply endorsement of them or any entity they represent.

 

This clip features John Shanahan, Psychologist specialising in children and adolescents and the Director of the Central Health Partners Child Development Team.

He talks through 10 Tips to Survive Home Learning.

Please note: The views expressed in CMHA HK’s COVID-19 Bulletin Expert Series are the expert’s own and their appearance in the series does not imply endorsement of them or any entity they represent.

This clip features Dr Sharmeen Shroff, Owner and Clinical Psychologist at Central Minds, Hong Kong. Sharmeen builds on a recent Harvard Business Review article titled “That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief”.

Her clip is titled “If We Can Name It – We Can Manage It”.

Please note: The views expressed in CMHA HK’s COVID-19 Bulletin Expert Series are the expert’s own and their appearance in the series does not imply endorsement of them or any entity they represent.

Peter candidly talks about his own mental health and offers advice for companies who may experience similar situations.

Kirsty shares with us the measures and virtual initiatives they have put in place in order to support employees to stay mentally healthy during this time.

This clip features Danielle Buckley, Linklaters (Hong Kong) Onsite Psychologist, on the topic Maintaining healthy minds during complex times.

Please note: The views expressed in CMHA HK’s COVID-19 Bulletin Expert Series are the expert’s own and their appearance in the series does not imply endorsement of them or any entity they represent.

City Mental Health Alliance Hong Kong (CMHA HK) 的宗旨是支持企業創建一個擁有良好精神健康的工作環境。自 2020  1 月發佈第一份有關新冠肺炎的英文版簡報以來,疫情發展非常迅速。因此 CMHA HK 團隊汲取了會員和其他人的寶貴經驗,持續更新相關資訊,並將關注重點集中於與香港社區有關的資訊,希望更有效地在困境中為企業和其僱員提供精神健康支持。

Our vision at City Mental Health Alliance Hong Kong is to support the creation of mentally healthy workplaces. Since creating our first factsheet in regards to COVID-19, the situation has evolved at great speed. Therefore the CMHA HK team have updated the resources, drawn on lessons learnt from our members and others, and narrowed our focus to the HK community to provide support to companies and the mental health of their employees. Please click the image to the left to download the Factsheet.
The Coronavirus outbreak has recently forced what the South China Morning Post and others are referring to as the ‘world’s largest work-from-home experiment’. This means that many are working in unusual arrangements. There may also be uncertainty and concerns from staff members. With this in mind, the CMHA HK team have compiled a short fact sheet detailing useful resources and tips to support you and the mental health of your employees. Please click the image to the left to download the Factsheet.

CMHA HK Resources and Reports

CMHA HK How to Guide: Developing a Mental Health at Work Strategy

Please note that this guide is for CMHA HK members only. If you are a member and you would like to view, please email info@cmhahk.org.

A toolkit developed by CMHA members in the UK to help businesses become mentally healthy workplaces.

A toolkit developed by CMHA members in the UK to help businesses become mentally healthy workplaces.

The City Mental Health Alliance Hong Kong (CMHA HK) Workplace Mental Health in Practice series is designed to showcase the work of our members to create a culture of good mental health in their organisations, providing information and practical examples of efforts to create change. This first edition of our series focuses on HSBC, a leading employer in Hong Kong and a founding member of CMHA HK. Tamara Gurajena, Head of HR Consultancy, Asia Pacific and Vincent Chow, Senior HR Consultant, Human Resources, Hong Kong, spoke with us and shared their insights into how HSBC have approached mental health at an organisational level, to support their people to thrive.

The Workplace Mental Health in Practice series showcases the work of City Mental Health Alliance Hong Kong (CMHA HK) members to create a culture of good mental health in their organisations. The second edition of our series focuses on Latham & Watkins LLP, a global law firm with offices in Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific region. Mark Goldberg, Senior Manager of Global Health & Well-Being, shared the firm’s multifaceted approach to building resilience and mental well-being.

To assess the nature of the problem and
provide a benchmark for Hong Kong based
employers, the CMHA HK, together with
Oliver Wyman, launched its first mental
health survey.

Global Resources

An annual insight (2018) into the state of general practice.

Our work has revealed that the UK is facing a mental health challenge at work that is much larger than we had thought. Not only is there a big human cost of poor mental health at work, there are also knock on impacts for society, the economy and Government.

Understanding and improving the health and well-being of employees can save businesses billions of dollars every year. That’s why identifying risks to employee health and addressing the problems are critical to improving business performance.

This research is designed to highlight the business case for addressing mental health in the workplace, increase understanding on the issues in Asia and highlight the role the corporate sector can play to impact positive change.

guidelines

Hong Kong HR Toolkit - main legal considerations for mental well-being at work

Linklaters & CMHA HK have collaborated to provide a Hong Kong HR Toolkit around the main legal considerations for mental well-being at work. The Toolkit is intended to highlight issues and not to be comprehensive, nor to provide legal advice.

1 in 1
people in HK are currently experiencing a mental health problem, or will in their lifetime
1 %
working time lost due to absence and presenteeism
1 hrs
a week, the longest working city hours in the world
1 %
of HK adults experience insomnia