Since the implementation of remote working, it has brought about a surge in mental health stressors such as a sense of loneliness/ isolation, a sense of instability and constant change. Moreover, when coupled with continuous interruptions by family members, it has made it difficult to deliver effective results at work.
Join us for this engaging, humourous and interactive SHRI Mental Well-Being Series: Identifying Unmet Needs and Building a Support Infrastructure for the Workforce, as our speakers share practical mental wellness interventions to help HR and employees better manage their mental health.
Identifying Unmet Needs and Building a Support Infrastructure for the Workforce
As a HR professional, are you helping your people deal with issues such as this?
· Increased sense of anxiety from the lack of certainty and constant changes in the workplace
· Inability to differentiate work and home life from working from home
· Increased sense of loneliness and isolation
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, more people have been working from home due to safe distancing measures. This has brought about a surge in mental health stressors such as a sense of loneliness/ isolation, a sense of instability and constant change, which when coupled with constant interruptions by family members, has made it difficult to deliver effective results at work. A study done by LKYSPP and their partner universities in May 2020 has revealed that adults in Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand have all experienced an increase in the frequency of anger outbursts and a sense of irritation during the pandemic. At the workplace, this has translated into poorer relationships between colleagues, more conflicts, no sense of belonging, a reduced sense of psychological safety at work and consequently, higher staff attrition.
It is, thus, important to implement practical workplace mental wellness interventions urgently to prevent the further deterioration in workplace psychological safety. At this webinar, you will be introduced to the concepts of unmet needs and “reactions as information” and some simple self-care practices that can be done both at work and at home to develop self-awareness and self-management. When your employees gain the skill of exploring the real reasons behind their reactions, they will feel more grounded, resourceful and adaptable. In the long run, they will be less likely to be affected by stressors as their windows of tolerance expands.
Next, you will also be introduced to practical ideas on how HR departments can begin to build a social support infrastructure in their organisations that can safeguard employees against loneliness and isolation. Our team will be sharing about the formation of CHAT teams – a proprietary methodology by Chatty Caterpillar – to develop a practical inter-departmental support system which can boost help-seeking behaviour and increase inter-departmental collaborations. Join us for this engaging and humorous event that will help you and your employees better manage your mental health.
Head Curriculum Designer
Agata Stapelfeldt is the head curriculum designer at Chatty Caterpillar. She has been certified as a Health Coach, Life Coach, Transformational Life Coach and has a BSc Business Management from King’s College London. She is the mother to four children and has lived, studied and worked in Russia, the United Kingdom and Switzerland. She now works and lives with her family in Singapore.
She holds a certificate in non-verbal coaching: the basics of movement patterns from the International School of Non-Verbal Coaching, a certificate of Integrative Nutrition Health Coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and a certificate of Transformational Life Coach from the Vektor Rosta school in Belarus.
Managing Director and Founder
Gwendolyn Thong is the founder of Chatty Caterpillar and holds a Master in Public Policy from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore where she has recently graduated in June 2021. As a scholar, she has published multiple articles on public health and mental wellness. Additionally, she has accumulated eight years of working experience as a history and social studies teacher in Singapore.
During her time in NUS and NIE, she completed modules on Psychology (FASS, NUS), Educational Psychology (NIE, NTU), Global Health Policies and Issues, with a focus on mental health policies (LKYSPP, NUS), Psychological First Aid (John Hopkins University) and Health Behavioral Change: From Evidence to Action (Yale University).