A national mental health survey by the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) reported that an estimated 5.6% of Singaporeans will suffer depression in their lifetime. Many begin their struggle with depression and other anxiety disorders during their 20’s but it will go unreported.1 There is a great need for help and support in the area of mental wellness. Beginning in January 2007, HOPE worldwide (Singapore) has been an active partner of the Health Promotion Board to provide a refreshing approach to promoting Positive Mental Health. HOPEwwS conducts lunchtime Movie Therapy® workshops in different offices, covering topics such as work-life balance, anxiety and anger management, and resilience.
Various organizations from the public, private and people sectors have benefited from our Mental Wellness Workshops, among others: Barclays Bank, City Development, GlaxoSmithKline, Health Promotion Board, IBM, Immigration & Checkpoints Authority of Singapore, Johnson & Johnson, Kellogg’s, Maybank, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, National Environment Agency, National Healthcare Group, National Library, NTUC Healthcare Group, OCBC Bank Singapore, Pfizer Asia Pacific, Phillips Securities, Ports Authority of Singapore, Prime Minister’s Office, Public Utility Board, Singapore Civil Defence Force, Singapore Police Force, Singapore Prison Service, Tan Tock Seng Hospital and Temasek Polytechnic.
Interested companies and community organizations can contact Vida Ortiz via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 6312 9671 for more information.
1The National Mental Health Survey Results, Press Release 29 September 2004, Institute of Mental Health