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10 Oct 2019

This is Me in India – A Mental Health Perspective

Join us on World Mental Health Day, as we highlight and showcase the power of sharing stories on personal experiences of mental health

An initiative of DIAN India

Description

Part of Community Business’ This is Me programme in India, this live webinar is being held on World Mental Health Day, focusing specifically on the power of storytelling to open up the conversation about mental health in the workplace. With a line-up of guest experts, the session will explore the challenges of mental health in India, highlight the role companies have to play and showcase the power of sharing personal stories.

An initiative of Community Business’ leading diversity and inclusion network, DIAN India, registration for this webinar is free and open to all.

Programme Rundown:

  • The Challenge of Mental Health in India | Community Business shares key insights from research.
  • Expert Panel Perspectives | A panel of local experts discusses the role of companies in embracing mental health in the workplace and provides expert advice.
  • This is Me in India: Stories and Impact | An introduction to this global programme and its impact with a sharing of personal stories from India.

Who Should Attend? 

All those committed to and responsible for promoting employee wellbeing in the workplace in India. 

Why Attend & Key Takeaways

  • Understand why addressing mental health in the workplace is a topic your organisation cannot ignore.
  • Get advice from a panel of experts on how to approach mental health in the workplace.
  • Find out more about the This is Me programme and how to get involved in India.

 

Event Speakers

  • Kate Vernon

    Kate Vernon

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    Executive Director, Community Business
    The Challenge of Mental Health in India
  • Shipra Dawar

    Shipra Dawar

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    Founder and CEO, I Will Therapy App and ePsyClinic
    Panelist
  • Erinda Shah MA.

    Erinda Shah MA.

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    Founder and the Managing Director of Mental Health First Aid India (MHFA India)
    Panelist
  • Manoj Chandran

    Manoj Chandran

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    Chief Executive Officer, White Swan Foundation
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  • Robyn Vernon-Harcourt

    Robyn Vernon-Harcourt

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    Senior Programme Manager, The Lord Mayor’s Appeal
    This is Me in India: Stories and Impact

Executive Director, 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.

Founder and CEO, I Will Therapy App and ePsyClinic

Shipra Dawar

Shipra is an Australian National University Graduate and Alumni of Boston Consulting Group. Shipra's personal struggle with depression in the past motivated her to find a solution that would make a difference in the lives of people who are struggling with emotional and mental health issues.
Shipra is an innovator and a visionary. She never stops, not until she creates the best solution possible. So along with a network of therapists and collective insights of her consumers behaviour via Epsyclinic- she and her team created an innovative mobile first product- I Will.
She won the "exceptional woman of the year in healthcare 2017" - by Women Economic Forum and 100 Global Healthcare Leaders 2018 from World Health and Wellness Congress Awards.

Founder and the Managing Director of Mental Health First Aid India (MHFA India)

Erinda Shah MA.

Erinda has significant experiences in development and education sector in Albania and India engaged with UNICEF, WHO, Action Aid,The Banyan etc. She is a certified Psychotherapist by the European Association of Psychotherapy, Austria. Erinda and the MHFA India team aim to contribute to the improvement of mental health situation in the country by building mental health knowledge among public as well as skills to provide necessary support for early interventions.

Chief Executive Officer, 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 on 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 also runs several community outreach and mass communication programs to educate people on the subject.
Manoj has more than 24 years of experience in a wide range of areas that include journalism, communication, marketing, strategy and leadership. Earlier, Manoj served as a Leadership Group Member of Ashoka Innovators for the Public, the leading social entrepreneurship organisation.

Senior Programme Manager, The Lord Mayor’s Appeal

Robyn Vernon-Harcourt

Robyn is a Senior Programme Manager at The Lord Mayor’s Appeal and leads the award-winning mental health campaign – This is Me – to #endthestigma around mental health in the workplace. Robyn also oversees the Appeal’s Diversity & Inclusion and Skills initiatives to make London a healthy, inclusive, skilled and fair city.
Robyn’s background is in programme development, management and monitoring and evaluation within the charity sector with a focus on mental health, gender, education and sustainability. She is passionate about ending the stigma around mental health and supporting organisations to create inclusive workplace cultures.