26 Feb 2020

Coronavirus: Prioritising Employee Wellbeing

Prioritising Employee Wellbeing in the Midst of the Coronavirus Outbreak


Taking measures to ensure your employees are in the best physical and emotional health at this difficult time is paramount. Healthy and happy employees are productive employees and organisations should consider the long-term safety and health of their employees in order to futureproof their businesses. In this webinar, we will discuss ways in which the Coronavirus outbreak is triggering myriad of emotional responses and biases, ways to regulate them, and provide specific recommendations and resources for companies to manage psychological wellbeing of employees.  

Key Takeaways

  • Identify emotions and biases that are triggered by the outbreak
  • Effective ways to cope with these emotions and address biases
  • Steps companies can take to look out for employee wellbeing in response to the Covid-19 outbreak through the policies and benefits they can offer
  • Resources available for employees and companies to maintain their wellbeing  

Target Audience

  • Business Leaders 
  • HR leads 
  • Managers 

Event Speakers

  • Hannah Reidy

    Hannah Reidy

    CEO of MindHK
    Recommendations for Employees to Manage Their Emotional Wellbeing
  • Fern Ngai

    Fern Ngai

    CEO of Community Business
    Recommendations for Companies to Create a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace that is Conducive to Employee Wellbeing

CEO of MindHK

Hannah Reidy

Hannah has been with Mind HK since 2016, and was on the team that officially launched the charity at the Hong Kong Mental Health Conference in November 2017. She worked with local Minds in the UK for 8 years as a Social Inclusion Worker, Scheme Leader, and latterly as a Trustee. She is a UK trained Clinical Psychologist with degrees from Oxford University and University College London, and currently practices clinically in Hong Kong when not working at Mind HK. Hannah has a special interest in Early Psychosis, and lectures as an Honorary Assistant Professor on the HKU Masters in Psychosis course. Hannah first visited Hong Kong for a summer in 2008 and fell in love with the city, and is delighted that she is able to live and work here for the charity and the cause that she is so passionate about.

CEO of Community Business

Fern Ngai

Fern Ngai is Chief Executive Officer of Community Business, a Hong Kong based not-for-profit organisation dedicated to advancing responsible and inclusive business practices. With over fifteen years of experience in harnessing the power of business to drive social change, Community Business has an established reputation as a thought leader and trusted partner in corporate social responsibility and diversity and inclusion in Asia. Community Business conducts pioneering research, facilitates networks and events, leads impactful campaigns and provides training and consultancy services.

Fern joined Community Business 7 years ago and under her leadership, the organisation has expanded its products and services, established a subsidiary in India, and has launched the ground-breaking Hong Kong LGBT+ Inclusion Index and annual Awards. Fern is a Steering Committee member of the 30% Club Hong Kong which believes in collaborative, concerted business-led efforts to help accelerate progress towards gender parity on Hong Kong corporate boards. She was also a finalist in the 2017 Telstra Business Woman in Asia Award.

Originally from Canada, Fern has over 40 years of broad experience in financial services, technology, change management, and in workplace diversity and community programmes. She held leadership roles in the human resources, technology and operations, governance, and corporate affairs functions at Standard Chartered Bank and was its first diversity and inclusion champion for Hong Kong. She volunteers as a board director of KELY Support Group, a Hong Kong charity dedicated to supporting young people.