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23 Nov 2020 - 25 Nov 2020 | Flagship Event

This Can Happen Global Conference

Empowering Workplace Mental Health

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Description

In 2020, Community Business is honoured to be the exclusive Asia partner of This Can Happen.

This Can Happen is a leading workplace mental health conference that is now reaching an international audience through an exciting 3–day online event. This award-winning event has been recognised for its outstanding content, with every expert speaker imparting practical, actionable solutions and the online event will continue to do just that. The agenda will offer valuable insights into everyday issues that affect workplace mental health, including a focus on the effect of the global pandemic.

“When we compiled our research into mental health in the workplace in Asia back in 2018, few companies were ready to talk about mental health – it was widely seen as a taboo subject.  With the outbreak of COVID-19 and the requirement to work from home and socially distance, we have seen that context shift dramatically. Acutely aware of the unprecedented pressures on employees, there has been an outpouring of messages from CEOs and senior leaders, expressing concern about the wellbeing of their employees. As a result, discussion of mental health has been fast-tracked up the corporate agenda.  We are privileged to be partnering with This Can Happen to bring the leading mental health workplace conference to our audiences in Asia and are committed to working with senior leadership and their teams in the region to address this critical subject in the workplace.” 

 - Peter Sargant, CEO Community Business

 

Global 3-Day Event

This global event comprises three live conference days full of engaging, interactive content. Community Business is working in partnership to produce local content for our audiences in Asia. Through panels, keynotes, interviews, experiential sessions and virtual exhibition, delegates will have the opportunity to network, ask questions, chat to speakers and meet specialist companies to find solutions to take back into their businesses.

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Target Audiences

We encourage staff from across the breadth of the company to attend particularly those supporting delivery of organisational mental health strategies to attend, including:

  • Senior D&I, HR, Wellbeing and Rewards Directors and Managers
  • Senior C-Suite Executives including CEOs and Board Directors of large international companies.

 

Advisory Editorial Board

Suggesting and helping create the framework and content of the conference agenda, the Advisory Editorial Board contributes on the topics and issues that will allow delegations to leave motivated and better-armed. The Advisory Editorial Board features specialists from the Asia region to ensure the content is relevant to our market. 

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Practical Information

  • 23.11.20 - 25.11.20
    Add to calendar 23-11-2020 10:00 AM 25-11-2020 05:00 PM This Can Happen Global Conference Empowering Workplace Mental Health Virtual Asia/Hong_Kong

Event Speakers

  • Enoch Li

    Enoch Li

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    Founder, BEARAPY
  • Gian Power

    Gian Power

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    CEO, TLC Lions
  • Jaya Virwani

    Jaya Virwani

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    Ethics and D&I Leader | EY
  • Manoj Chandran

    Manoj Chandran

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    CEO, White Swan Foundation
  • Mark Berelowitz

    Mark Berelowitz

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    Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Royal Free Hospital
  • Mathew Hyde

    Mathew Hyde

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    Supervisors Support Line, BHP
  • Nathan Khan

    Nathan Khan

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    Head of Partnerships | LinkedIn Hong Kong
  • Dr. Paul W.C. Wong

    Dr. Paul W.C. Wong

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    Associate Professor, The University of Hong Kong
  • Peter Sargant

    Peter Sargant

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    CEO, Community Business
  • Sakshi Kumar

    Sakshi Kumar

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    Programme & Content Manager, DIAN at Community Business
  • Suzanne Price

    Suzanne Price

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    Representative Director | Price Global
  •  Dr. Tee Jareonsettasin

    Dr. Tee Jareonsettasin

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    Advisor, True Corporations
  • Vickie Skorji

    Vickie Skorji

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    TELL Lifeline Director

Founder, BEARAPY

Enoch Li

Enoch is a social entrepreneur and Founder of BEARAPY – a B2B social enterprise that provides mental wellbeing consulting and training to prevent workplace burnout and strengthen employee wellbeing in creative ways. With lived experience in burnout and clinical depression, Enoch brings an empathetic and personal touch to all her work. She has helped tens of thousands of people through Bearapy, her writing, and speaking. Her latest book, Stress in the City, shares her personal journey, discusses some fun ways to cope with depression, and how adults and parents can be playful. Her work is widely recognized in the society: she was awarded the Social Contributor of the Year 2018 Award by the International Professional Women's Society in China, and the Speaking Out Award by Mind HK. Enoch is also a Leadership Consultant on group dynamics at INSEAD business school and is on the China Representative of the Global Mental Health Peer Network. Previously, Enoch worked in managerial roles in the banking & finance sector.

CEO, TLC Lions

Gian Power

Gian Power set up his first business aged 13 and later worked at Deutsche Bank and PwC and witnessed first-hand some of the wellbeing & inclusion issues that need to be tackled in the corporate world. In 2015 aged 23, an unexpected family tragedy changed Gian’s life forever. Whilst working in the city, Gian found out his father had been murdered. When returning back to work, Gian saw the power of being able to share his emotions and being his full self at work. Recognising that everyone has a story, he wanted to encourage others to share and saw the power of storytelling.

His experiences and inner resilience sparked his passion for prioritising wellbeing and inclusion in the workplace. Gian is the founder of TLC Lions and The Unwind Experience and is passionate about igniting emotion in the workplace, encouraging others to share and be themselves at work.

Gian’s work has been featured globally and reached over 53 countries and now supports over 65 companies including Amazon, EY, GSK, Sony Pictures and many more. Back in the UK, Gian is supported by Westminster and hosts his own round tables in the House of Lords to further the agenda alongside the UK Government - stressing the importance of inclusion and wellbeing in the work place.

Ethics and D&I Leader | EY

Jaya Virwani

Jaya Virwani heads the Ethics office and the Diversity and Inclusiveness (D&I) strategy for EY’s Global Delivery Services . In her role as the D&I Leader, she focuses on initiatives that promote cross-cultural teaming and inclusive leadership, eliminate unconscious biases, and create an ecosystem that supports gender equity in senior leadership positions. Jaya heads the Ethics office and drives consistent behavior of the highest ethical standards across EY Global Delivery Services. Jaya is also the Chairperson for the Internal Committee for the Prevention of Sexual Harassment (POSH) at Global Delivery Services.

CEO, White Swan Foundation

Manoj Chandran

Manoj Chandran is the founding CEO of White Swan Foundation for Mental Health, a non-profit organisation incorporated with the mission to deliver knowledge services for mental health and wellbeing.
Founded in 2014, White Swan Foundation has developed India’s largest knowledge repository on mental health for the public at http://www.whiteswanfoundation.org. White Swan Foundation runs several community outreach and mass communication programs to educate people on mental health and wellbeing.
Manoj has more than 25 years of experience in a wide range of areas that include journalism, communications, marketing, strategy and leadership.
Earlier, Manoj served as a Leadership Group Member of Ashoka Innovators for the Public.

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Royal Free Hospital

Mark Berelowitz

Mark is a child and adolescent psychiatrist. He has become ever more committed to proactive work on the wellbeing of young people and adults, and to trying to identify a range of wellbeing options, with a view to reducing the need for people to seek complex professional interventions. This works best if it is embedded, and not seen as an extra. The ideal places to do this are in schools and workplaces.

Supervisors Support Line, BHP

Mathew Hyde

Mat has been working for BHP since 2011, and has played an important role in the development and deployment of health programs that are making a very real difference to the wellbeing of their people and the culture of care within the company. He has helped build an environment in which employees feel supported, can cope with the stresses of life, work productively, and be able to make a contribution to their community.

Head of Partnerships | LinkedIn Hong Kong

Nathan Khan

Nathan Khan drives LinkedIn's business growth for Hong Kong and Taiwan. He has spent the last 5 years working with all ranges of companies, helping them leverage LinkedIn for better business success and optimisation. Nathan has spent over 10 years working within the talent sector and is a passionate believer of open-networking and empowering people to be the best version of themselves. He is passionate about the future of work and looks to bring people together through the vision of LinkedIn.

Associate Professor, The University of Hong Kong

Dr. Paul W.C. Wong

Paul is a clinical psychologist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong. He has been involving in suicide prevention research and mental health promotion and practice since 2003. His recent research projects include youth social withdrawal behavior, using animals as part of educational and psychological interventions, youth positive development of local and non-Chinese young people, and family care giving for people with psychological issues. His main research theme aims to promote social inclusion in our society and has published about 90 academic articles and book chapters. He is also Fellows of the Hong Kong Psychological Society and the Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association.

CEO, Community Business

Peter Sargant

Peter Sargant is Chief Executive Officer of Community Business, a Hong Kong based not-for-profit organisation dedicated to advancing responsible and inclusive business practices. 

Peter joined Community Business following a short career break, prior to which he was an Executive Director of Standard Chartered Bank. Throughout his career, Peter has been a dedicated diversity and inclusion (D&I) advocate and a champion for minority groups. As a founding member of Standard Chartered Bank’s D&I Council in Hong Kong, Peter was instrumental in establishing the Hong Kong LGBT+ Interbank Forum. Peter has had a long association with Community Business, participating in the Community Business Leadership Team (later known as the Responsible Business Network), the Diversity and Inclusion in Asia Network (DIAN) and the Hong Kong LGBT+ Inclusion Index and Awards, since their inception, and has become a recognised speaker and advisor on D&I issues within the workforce. 

Peter worked for Standard Chartered Bank for 23 years, across the consumer, wholesale and investment banking businesses in Asia, with his final role as Executive Director, Employee Banking Sales, Corporate Partnerships, within Group Retail Banking. Peter was born in the United Kingdom, but has been a Hong Kong resident since 1997.

Programme & Content Manager, DIAN at Community Business

Sakshi Kumar

Sakshi is Programme and Content Manager, DIAN, based in Hong Kong. She is mainly responsible for developing, designing and delivering content-rich and engaging meetings for DIAN.

Sakshi has been working in the not-for-profit sector throughout her career.  It has greatly influenced her interest in advocating for inclusion and promoting representation of diverse groups and interests. Prior to joining Community Business, Sakshi worked as Programme Coordinator at a local NGO, overseeing the planning, budget management, stakeholder engagement and process improvement of projects.  She was also responsible for developing training modules covering mental wellness, self-awareness for youth participants, teachers and parents. On a personal level, she offers her skills as a counsellor at another local NGO, mainly helping the adult population experiencing acute stress-related anxiety and transition challenges.

Graduated from Monash University, Sakshi holds a Master degree of Arts in Counselling.  She is fluent in English.

Representative Director | Price Global

Suzanne Price

Suzanne Price, representative director of Price Global, is a Consultant and Coach, with expertise in Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI), Psychological Wellness and Emotional Intelligence.

Suzanne’s clients include numerous Fortune 500 multinational companies across industries. Some have won awards for her initiatives. Suzanne transitioned from clinical practice in Psychiatric Nursing and Psychotherapy to APAC Head, D&I for UBS Securities and retained consultant for Diversity and Wellness at Goldman Sachs. Suzanne is known for, creative drama-based live and video content to advance the conversation on DEI and Psychological Wellness.

In 2015 and 2016, Suzanne was recognised by The Economist as one of the 'Top 10 Global Diversity Consultants’.

Advisor, True Corporations

Dr. Tee Jareonsettasin

Dr Tee Jareonsettasin is a UK-trained consultant child psychiatrist and a former Minister of Education Thailand. He is a Gusi Peace Prize laureate for his outstanding public service in education. He is the psychiatrist who has interviewed and learnt from the Thai boys trapped in the cave in northern Thailand about their mental health and resilience.

TELL Lifeline Director

Vickie Skorji

Vickie Skorji completed her Bachelor of Behavioral Sciences with honours from La Trobe University, Australia in 1995, and a Masters in Counseling from Monash University in Australia, with specialist training in neuropsychology. Prior to moving to Hong Kong & Tokyo, she managed an Acquired Brain Injury Support Service in Australia, supporting families and individuals with a variety of neurological conditions and published a resource book for carers of people with neurological conditions or Acquired Brain Injury. Over the past 15 years, she has worked in Japan with TELL a mental health NPO developing a range of suicide prevention, mental health, and psychological first aid programs to address the countries high suicide rates and mental health stigma.

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