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28 Apr 2020

Embracing Mental Health in the Workplace in the Philippines - Research Launch

Thanks to sponsorship from Northern Trust, we’ve extended our leading mental health research to the Philippines. Attend this webinar launch as we share key highlights from the research

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Description

As in other parts of Asia, mental health is only just emerging as a priority issue in the Philippines. To date, deeply rooted stigma, low levels of awareness and lack of investment in facilities and mental health professionals has hampered progress.  However things are changing fast. Distinguished in the Asia region by the introduction of its Mental Health Law in 2016, the Philippines has put the spotlight on this important topic and is beginning to drive improvements. 

Our latest research, Embracing Mental Health in the Workplace in the Philippines (an extension to our earlier Asia-wide research), provides valuable market context for understanding issues relating to mental health in the Philippines.  It gives an overview of statistics, explores local market dynamics and challenges, highlights government and local initiatives and features corporate case studies to enable companies to have an informed approach to the way they address this sensitive topic in their workplaces in this critical market.

Attend this webinar launch to hear highlights from the research and perspectives from local experts.

 

Event Rundown: 

  • Welcome by Sponsor: Northern Trust
  • Highlights of Research: Presented by Community Business
  • Addressing Mental Health in the Workplace in the Philippines: Panel Discussion including sharing by 1-2 corporate representatives
  • Q&A

 

Who Should Attend? 

All those with business operations in the Philippines who are committed to promoting and supporting the wellbeing of their employees, including: Business leaders and line managers HR & D&I professionals Occupational Health experts.

 

Registration

There is no fee to attend this webinar, but please register your details so we can send you the webinar login details.

Event Speakers

  • Kate Vernon

    Kate Vernon

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    Executive Director at Community Business
  • Siegfried Andre’ A. Castillo

    Siegfried Andre’ A. Castillo

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    Second Vice President; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Consultant, APAC at Northern Trust
  • Tina Arcilla

    Tina Arcilla

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    Head of Diversity & Inclusion in Asia Network (DIAN) at Community Business
  • Dr. Rose Rivera

    Dr. Rose Rivera

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    Country Health Manager, Shell Philippines
  • Dr. Art Tolentino PHD

    Dr. Art Tolentino PHD

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    Founder and Clinical Director, Pathways Mental Health Services

Executive Director at Community Business

Kate Vernon

Kate Vernon is Executive Director at Community Business. Since 2005, Kate has played an instrumental role in building Community Business as an organisation, driving its strategy forward and establishing its position as a leader in advancing responsible and inclusive business practices in Asia.

A recognised authority on diversity and inclusion in Asia, Kate has authored extensive research and developed a variety of benchmarks and tools to help companies promote more inclusive workplaces in Asia - including Asia’s first LGBT Workplace Inclusion Index. A strong advocate of ‘adopting an Asian lens’ to the discussion of D&I, Kate is passionate about the need to better understand local market dynamics in order to develop an approach that resonates with key stakeholders.

Prior to Community Business, Kate worked for 12 years in the private sector, holding senior international marketing positions for global companies such as Reed Elsevier, Aspect Telecommunications, Cable & Wireless and PeopleSoft. Kate has always had a passion for Asia and holds a first class degree in Chinese Studies from Durham University. After spending 8 years in Hong Kong, she now lives with her family in England.

Second Vice President; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Consultant, APAC at Northern Trust

Siegfried Andre’ A. Castillo

Andre’ joined Northern Trust in 2018 as Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Consultant for the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. In this capacity, he is responsible for the definition, oversight, and implementation of the region’s DE&I strategy and strengthening its alignment to the organization’s business and talent priorities. He is part of the Global DE&I office working with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to recruit, develop and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce. He also leads the organization’s Mental Health agenda in the region.

Before joining Northern Trust, Andre’ was the Philippines Diversity and Inclusion Lead for a leading global IT and professional services company supporting a workforce of more than 50,000 employees. Prior to this he held a variety of roles within Human Resources including HR reporting and analytics, global mobility, HR transformation, recruitment and talent strategy.

Andre’ graduated as a scholar from De La Salle University – Manila with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and was an elected student body leader sparking his interest in driving social change. Andre’ enjoys travelling and values total well-being and fitness.

Head of Diversity & Inclusion in Asia Network (DIAN) at Community Business

Tina Arcilla

Head of Diversity & Inclusion in Asia Network (DIAN), based in Hong Kong. She is responsible for managing the Diversity and Inclusion in Asia Network (DIAN), the leading network of companies and professionals committed to advancing diversity and inclusion in Asia.

Tina was lauded for her student activism and her work on various official and student-led publications when she studied in university. She was also awarded the Gerry Roxas Leadership Award, a national accolade for young leaders in the Philippines.

Prior to joining Community Business, Tina was a corporate governance advocate working with the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) of Philippines. There she managed ICD Fellows membership, updated Professional Directors Programme, developed bespoke board governance tools for a major bank, and helped organise the 2009 OECD Asian Roundtable.

Graduated from the University of Asia and the Pacific in Manila, Philippines, Tina holds a Bachelor degree of Arts in Political Economy.  She is fluent in English.

Country Health Manager, Shell Philippines

Dr. Rose Rivera

Dr. Rose Rivera has worked for Shell for 19 years. She is a medical doctor specialising in Occupational Health with a background in Public Health. Rose has published two papers on 'Transformation of Clinical Operations to Holistic Care Approach' and 'Going Beyond Advocacy: How Shell Became the Private Sector Forerunner of the HIV AIDS Efforts in the Philippines'. 

Rose is blissfully married with 3 loving children. She loves to read, travel and laze around with family and friends.

Founder and Clinical Director, Pathways Mental Health Services

Dr. Art Tolentino PHD

Dr Tolentino is the Founder and Clinical Director of Pathways Mental Health Services, LLC in Lacey & Longview, Washington, USA. An international Therapist licensed in the United States and in the Philippines, he is the Program Developer of Mental Health First Response and a Mental Health first Responder®. Dr Tolentino has been in the field of behavioural health since 1994. His experiences include inpatient, outpatient, crisis intervention/ prevention, co-occurring disorders treatment, addiction, community mental health, transitional home administrator, consulting, clinical supervision, agency departmental clinical management, and military substance abuse clinical and prevention management

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