Schedule
  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
Time Orchid 4201 – 4301 Orchid 4205 – 4306 Orchid 4211 – 4212 Orchid 4311 – 4312 Peony 4411 – 4412 Peony 4511
7.30AM REGISTRATION
9.00AM Arrival of Guest-of-Honour

Mdm Halimah Yacob
President of the Republic of Singapore

9.05AM Welcome by Singapore Advisory Committee
Co-Chairs
9.10AM Opening Address by

Mdm Halimah Yacob
President of the Republic of Singapore

9.30AM Keynote Address by

Prof Norman Sartorius
President, Association for the Improvement of Mental Health Programs
Co-chair of the World Psychiatric Association Section on Stigma and Mental Illness

10.15AM TEA BREAK
Track 1: Social inclusion in the workplace and community Track 2: The power of the media and social movements Track 3: Professionals, policy and practice Track 4: Recovery and people with lived experiences Track 5: Skills-based workshops
10.45AM Plenary 1 -Global perspectives on mental health stigma

Dr Heather Stuart
Professor, Departments of Public Health Sciences, Psychiatry and the School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
Bell Canada Mental Health and Anti-Stigma Research Chair
Secretary, World Psychiatric Association Section on Stigma and Mental Illness

Prof Kua Ee Heok
Tan Geok Yin Professor in Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
Senior Consultant, Department of Psychological Medicine, National University Hospital

Facilitator:
Dr Christopher Cheok
President, Singapore Psychiatric Association
Senior Consultant, Department of Forensic Psychiatry, Institute of Mental Health

AS-0021: Culture Matters, but End the Stigma!

Ms Zaakira Mahreen
Research Assistant, National Addictions Management Service, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore

AS-0104: Symptoms Matter: How Diverse Features of Schizophrenia Differentially Affect Public Stigma

Dr Christopher Groot
Lecturer/Lab Director, Mental Illness Stigma Lab, Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne, Australia

AS-0038: Religious observances during Ramadan and Stigma among patients with Bipolar Disorder

Dr Uta Ouali
Psychiatrist, Razi Hospital La Manouba, University of Tunis El Manar, France

 

AS-0106: The decision to go public – disclosure, self-management and potential pitfalls of advocating for mental health issues

Mr Chia Xun An
Founder, Black Box Projects, Singapore

AS-0113: Guilty of Living in the Age of Stigmatization

Ms Noor Baizura
Board Member, Fundraising, Club HEAL, Singapore

Moving from Stigma to Compassion

Mr Vijay Pratap Rai
Peer Support Specialist, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore

Overcoming Stigma through Peer Support (Part I)

Organisation: King’s College London, United Kingdom

Trainer: Professor Neil Greenberg

Description: This workshop will outline two approaches to peer support within the workplace which have been implemented across numerous organisations in the UK including the military, diplomatic services and the emergency services. Over the 2.5 hour workshop, attendees will be taught the underpinning evidence for the effectiveness of peer support and be shown, and have the opportunity to test out, how to implement peer support within their own organisation. At the end of the workshop, attendees will leave with a sound understanding of how implementing a peer support system may help staff members with mental health problems to recover or seek professional support.

11.30AM Plenary 2 – Anti-stigma initiatives in Asia-Pacific

Singapore
Ms Pearlyn Tseng
Director, Corporate Communications, National Council of Social Service
Co-Chair, Organising Committee,
9th TAS Conference

Japan
Prof Tsuyoshi Akiyama
President, Japanese Society for the Elimination of Barriers to Mental Health
Director of Departments of Neuropsychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine, NTT Medical Center Tokyo

Hong Kong
Prof Eric Chen
Co-Chair, Mind HK
Head, Department of Psychiatry, University of Hong Kong

Australia
Dr Michelle Blanchard
Deputy CEO – SANE Australia and Director, Anne Deveson Research Centre

New Zealand
Ms Laurianne Reinsborough
General Manager, Operations
Health Promotion Agency/TeHiringa Hauora (Like Minds, Like Mine)

Dr Sarah Gordon
Senior Research Fellow
Department of Psychological Medicine (UOW)
Division of Health Sciences
University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand

Facilitator:
Ms Tina Hung
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, National Council of Social Service
Co-Chair, Advisory Committee,
9th TAS Conference

AS-0054: Factors Influencing Workers Disclosure of Mental Illness to Managers

Dr Evelien Brouwers
Senior Researcher Tranzo, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Tilburg University, The Netherlands

AS-0057: Cost-Effectiveness of a Decision Aid on Disclosure of Mental Health Problems for Unemployed Job Seekers

Ms Kim Janssens
PhD, Tranzo, Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Tilburg University, The Netherlands

AS-0068: Understanding Stigmatization in Applicant Selection Processes: The Roles of Recruiters’ Moral Intuitions, Applicants’ Qualification, and Companies’ Value Orientation

Mrs Michelle Möhring
Research Associate, Qualitative Research Methods and Strategic Communication for Health, Inclusion and Participation, TU Dortmund University, Germany

AS-0129: The Wounded Healer film

Ms Sal Anderson
Reader, Interdisciplinary Science-Art Film, University of the Arts London, United Kingdom

AS-0130: A King’s College London Undergraduate Society Event to challenge the Stigma attached to Mental Health Problems in Healthcare Professionals and Students

Dr Ahmed Hankir
Academic Clinical Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, King’s College London, United Kingdom

Overcoming Stigma through Peer Support (Part II)

1.00PM LUNCH
Track 1: Social inclusion in the workplace and community Track 2: The power of the media and social movements Track 3: Professionals, policy and practice Track 4: Recovery and people with lived experiences Track 5: Skills-based workshops
2.00 – 3.15PM

AS-0009: Cross-Sectional Study of Mental Health Related Knowledge and Attitudes Among Care Management Groups in Guangzhou

Prof Jie Li
Vice President, The Guangzhou Crisis Research and Intervention Center, Guangzhou Huiai Hospital, China

AS-0069: Self de-stigmatization: Discovery, reflection, and transformation

Ms Bong Yioe Ling
Counsellor, Saint Andrew’s Nursing Home, Singapore

MINDSET Learning Hub – Training, Employing and Supporting Persons in Recovery

Mr Daniel Parkes
Asset Manager, Southeast Asia, HongKong Land

Ms Yvonne Low
Centre Head, MINDSET Learning Hub, Singapore

Symposium – A Decade of Time to Change in England: Results and Context

Chairperson:

Dr Claire Henderson
Clinical Senior Lecturer, Department of Health Service and Population Research, King’s College London

AS-0037
Small area deprivation and stigmatising attitudes towards mental illness: A multilevel analysis of Health Survey for England (2014) data

Ms Elizabeth Ingram
PhD Candidate, Department of Applied Health Research, University College London, United Kingdom

AS-0044
The impact of social marketing campaigns on reducing mental health stigma: Results from the 2009–2019 Time to Change programme in England

Ms Laura Potts
Statistician, Department of Biostatistics & Health Informatics, King’s College London, United Kingdom

AS-0052: Public knowledge, attitudes, social distance and reporting contact with people with mental illness over the last decade in England

Ms Emily Robinson
Research Fellow in Medical Statistics, School of Population Health and Environmental Sciences, King’s College London, United Kingdom

AS-0062: Perceptions of discrimination and positive treatment towards people with mental health problems: Findings from the 2017 and 2019 Attitudes to Mental Illness Surveys

Dr Alyssia Rossetto
Visiting Research Fellow, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London, United Kingdom

Symposium – Measurement of Different Aspects of Stigma and Their Correlates

AS-0083: Validation of the Peer Mental Health Stigmatization Scale

Prof Eilis Hennessy
Professor of Psychology, University College Dublin, Ireland

AS-0099: Defining and Quantifying the Stigma Experience of People Living with Dementia

Ms Jem Bhatt
PhD Candidate, Research Department of Clinical Educational and Health Psychology, University College London, united Kingdom

 

AS-0126: The Family Stigma Scale: A new measure to assess the impact of stigma on family members

A/Prof Katrina Scior
Associate Professor, Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College London, United Kingdom

AS-0012: Beyond the label: Fighting Stigma through Love and Advocacy

Mr Raymond Anthony Fernando
Writer and  Motivational Speaker, Singapore

AS-0026: Evaluating the feasibility and effectiveness of a mindfulness-based mobile application for promoting mindfulness practice among individuals with chronic medical conditions

Ms Stacey Henderson
Research Associate, Department of Psychology, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore

 

AS-0118: Two Sides of a Coin: The Journey to Mental Wellness Through the Eyes of a Caregiver and Person-in-Recovery

Mr Chia Xun An
Founder, Black Box Projects, Singapore

Social marketing anti-stigma campaigns in high and lower income settings (Part I)

Organisation: Time to Change, United Kingdom

Trainers: Sue Baker OBE
Jo Loughran
George Hoare
Grameena Abyudaya Seva Samsthe (GASS) Indian NGO

Description: This workshop will share social marketing methodologies, behaviour change models, audience insights research, and the processes used to develop creative content for the campaigns. It will also review evaluation frameworks from campaigns in England, India (near Bangalore) and Sub Saharan Africa. Presenters will include the project lead and champion with lived experience delivering the pilot in Southern India (Gass), the Global Director, England Director and Evaluation and Research Manager of Time to Change. (TBC – NGO and champion from African pilot campaign).

3.30PM

AS-0018: Anticipated stigma-discrimination in psychiatric outpatients in Colombia

Dr Edwin Herazo
Director and Researcher, Human Behavioral Research Institute, Colombia

AS-0025:Stigma as a Barrier for Disclosure of and Seeking Help for Mental health and/or Substance Abuse Problems: A Focus Group Study in the Dutch Military

Ms Rebecca Bogaers
PhD Student, Tranzo, Scientific Center for Care and Welfare, Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Tilburg University, The Netherlands

AS-0088: Stigma and barriers to care in UK military veterans

Prof Neil Greenberg
Professor of Defence Mental Health, King’s Centre for Military Health Research, King’s College London, United Kingdom

AS-0119: The Power of Storytelling to Eradicate Social Stigmas – Through Films, Conversations, Workshops and Personal Stories

Ms Cheryl Tan
Founder, The Breathe Movement and  Festival Director, Singapore Mental Health Film Festival, Singapore

AS-0157: An Exploratory Study of the Impact of Project Happiness: A Mental Health through Contemporary Art Programme
Singapore

Ms Dee Chia
Head, Education and Programmes, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

AS-0004: Direct and moderating effects of personality on stigma towards mental illness

Dr Qi Yuan
Research Fellow, Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore

AS-0005: Impact of Complementary Mental Health Stigma-Reduction Programs on Suriname Healthcare Providers’ Attitudes

Dr Bianca Lauria-Horner
Mental Health Commission of Canada Research and Training Team Member,  Opening Minds, Mental Health Commission of Canada, Canada

AS-0039: Comparing Stigma from Healthcare Workers with the General Population towards Alcohol Abuse

Dr Soh Keng Chuan
Psychiatrist, Department of Psychological Medicine, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore

AS-0074: Stigma towards mental illness among medical and nursing students in Singapore

Ms Sherilyn Chang
Research Officer, Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore

AS-0060: My Manic Depressive Identity: To Embrace or Not to Embrace, That is the Dilemma

Ms Choo Kah Ying
Founder, A Mother’s Wish, Singapore

AS-0124: A voice to children

Mrs Nanna Sofie Højstrøm
Partner, Højstrøm Company 2, Denmark

AS-0010 Post Work Trauma Stress

A/Prof Angie Chew
Executive Director, Brahm Centre, Singapore

AS-0064: Stigma reshaping the world with me

Mr Mohamed Ismail Abu Bakar
Counsellor, Singapore

Social marketing anti-stigma campaigns in high and lower income settings (Part II)

4.45PM NETWORKING TEA & VIDEO COMPETITION PRIZE PRESENTATION
6.00PM End of Day 1
Time Orchid 4201 – 4301 Orchid 4205 – 4306 Orchid 4211 – 4212 Orchid 4311 – 4312 Peony 4411 – 4412 Peony 4511
  Track 1: Social inclusion in the workplace and community Track 2: The power of the media and social movements Track 3: Professionals, policy and practice Track 4: Recovery and people with lived experiences Track 5: Skills-based workshops
9.00AM Plenary 3 –Part I – Anti-stigma initiatives beyond Asia 

England
Ms Sue Baker
Global Director, Time to Change

Denmark
Ms Johanne Bratbo
Project Manager, One of Us

Canada
Mr Micheal Pietrus
Director, Mental Health First Aid Canada and Opening Minds

Republic of Ireland
Mr John Saunders
Chief Executive Officer, Shine
Director, See Change

Facilitator:
Prof Chua Hong Choon
Chief Executive Officer,Institute of Mental Health
Co-Chair, Advisory Committee,
9th TAS Conference

AS-0033: Mental Health Related Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviours in Hong Kong

Dr Hannah Reidy
Chief Executive Officer, Mind Hong Kong and Honorary Assistant Professor, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong S.A.R., China

AS-0149/0152: The Road to the Australian National Stigma Report Card: A Conceptual Overview and Methodological Overview

Dr Christopher Groot
Lecturer/Lab Director, Mental Illness Stigma Lab, Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne, Australia

 

 

Symposium – Mental Health in Korea: together against stigma

Co-chairperson:

Seon-Wan Ki
International St. Mary’s Hospital, Department of Psychiatry College of Medicine, Catholic Kwandong University, South Korea

Co-chairperson:

Adj A/Prof Cheng Lee
Vice Chairman Medical Board, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore

AS-0132: Current issues and historical perspectives of mental health policy against stigma to improve patient’s rights in Korea

Dr Young Moon Lee
Associate Professor, Public Health and Mental Health, Seoul Health Foundation, Seoul Metropolitan City, South Korea

AS-0076: Mental Health in Korea: Together against stigma

Dr Yoon Young Nam
Medical Director, Division of Medical Services, National Center for Mental Health, South Korea

AS-0073: Changes and challenges of psychiatric emergency services in Korea: issues of legislation, stigma and accessibility to treatment

Dr Myong-Wuk Chon
Attending Psychiatrist, Department of Mood Disorders, National Center for Mental Health, South Korea

AS-0075: New approaches and polices to support people with mental illness in Korea to enhance consumer’s empowerment and to prevent from stigma

Dr Keun-Ho Joe
Director, Department of Mental Health Services, National Center for Mental Health of Korea, South Korea

 

AS-0020:  Reverse Engineering Stigma

Mr Rayner Gooi
Director, Panzer Law Corporation, Singapore

AS-0032: Co-constructing stigma and the therapist-parent therapeutic alliance

Prof Judith Fox
Professor, Director International Disaster Psychology Program, Graduate School of Professional Psychology, University of Denver, United States

AS-0150: Recovery and De-stigmatisation via Education

Ms Goh Siao Yen
Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner, Specialising in Supported Education & Peer Recovery, Malaysia

Creative Journaling with Arts & Writing (Part I)

Organisation: Creative MINDSET Hub, Singapore Association for Mental Health, Singapore

Trainers: Serene Goh, Jane Goh

Description: Through free writing and basic caricature drawing, reflect on how you see yourself and others. Through getting to know how to start making a comic strip, you will have the opportunity to complete one about your own story.

10.15AM TEA BREAK
Track 1: Social inclusion in the workplace and community Track 2: The power of the media and social movements Track 3: Professionals, policy and practice Track 4: Recovery and people with lived experiences Track 5: Skills-based workshops
10.45AM Plenary 4 -Part II – Anti-stigma initiatives beyond Asia

Czech Republic
Dr Petr Winkler
Leader of the Czech anti-stigma program On the level; Head of the Department of Social Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health

The Netherlands
Ms Gerdien Rabber
Director, Together Strong Without Stigma

Scotland
Ms Toni Groundwater
Social Movement Manager, See Me

Facilitator:
Prof Norman Sartorius
President, Association for the Improvement of Mental Health Programs
Co-chair of the World Psychiatric Association Section on Stigma and Mental Illness

AS-0013: Facilitating Positive Mental Health Conversations Amongst Singaporean Youths

Mr Jonathan Kuek
Postgraduate Research Candidate, Susan Wakil School of Nursing and Midwifery, Sydney Nursing School,The University of Sydney, Singapore

AS-0102: Do You M.I.N.D? : Fostering Inclusiveness Through School-based Advocacy

(TBC)

AS-0072: Art Therapy in Museums: Social Inclusion and Self-Expression for Individuals Living with Mental Illness

Ms Jolene Chiang
Art Psychotherapist (in training), LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore

AS-0022: Addressing discrimination by showing what not to do

Ms Laurianne Reinsborough
General Manager, Operations, Health Promotion Agency/Te Hiringa Hauora, New Zealand

AS-0158: Associating healthcare events with mental health-related tweets: time series analyses in electronic health records and social media

Dr Ioannis Bakolis
Lecturer, Biostatistics and Health Informatics / Health Service and Population Research, King’s College London, United Kindgom

AS-0172: Using Social Media to Re-Shape Public Perspectives on Voting Rights for People With Mental Illness during Indonesian Election Period

Ms Gina Anindyajati
Psychiatrist, Indonesian Early Career Psychiatrist-Indonesian Psychiatrist Association, Indonesia

Symposium – Understanding Stigma in Addictive Disorders

AS-0084: Stigma and Women with Substance Abuse

Ms Eliza Yong Tze Yi
Senior Counsellor, National Addictions Management Service, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore

AS-0090: Silenced by Stigma – Voices of Persons with Gambling disorder in Singapore

Ms Naseera Banu Mohamed Jahabar Oli
Senior Counsellor, National Addictions Management Service, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore

TAS_AS-0091: Stigma and Individuals with a Gambling Disorder

Mr Viknesan SB
Senior Counsellor, National Addictions Management Service, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore

AS-0103: The stigma of Alcohol dependence

Dr Gomathinayagam Kandasami
Senior Consultant and Chief,National Addictions Management Service, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore

AS-0045: Change Processes in Navigating Internalized Stigma: Wisdom from Lived Experience 

AS-0048: Stigma Experiences, Meaning-Making, and Intervention Response among U.S. Military Veterans Experiencing PTSD

Dr Alicia Lucksted
Research Investigator Psychologist, Department of Psychiatry and VA VISN-5 MIRECC, University of Maryland and Veterans Administration Maryland Health Care System, United States

AS-0061: The Illness Identity Model 10 Years On: A Review of the Evidence

Prof Philip Yanos
Department of Psychology, John Jay College/Graduate Center, City University of New York, United States

Creative Journaling with Arts & Writing (Part II)
12.00PM Plenary 5 – Anti-stigma initiatives in five African countries  and in Southern India

 Ms Sue Baker
Global Director, Time to Change

AS-0024: De-stigmatising workplace stress

A/Prof Pallab Maulik
Deputy Director and Director of Research, Department of Research,  George Institute for Global Health India, India

AS-0092:To Share or Not to Share: Why Employees Struggle to Talk about Mental Health in the Workplace

Ms Enoch Li
Founder, Synthesis; and Co-Founder, Bearapy, China

AS-0055: Employees’ knowledge, attitudes and intended behavior regarding coworkers with mental health problems

Dr Evelien Brouwer
Senior Researcher, Tranzo, Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Tilburg University, The Netherlands

AS-0011: How teenagers cope with mental health issues in the new social media climate

Dr Robin Goh
Visiting Consultant, Department of Developmental Psychiatry, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore

AS-0145: The Power of Ground-Up Social Movements – “Rallying our Youths Together Against Stigma”

Mr Cho Ming Xiu
Founder, Executive Director, Campus PSY Limited, Singapore

AS-0147: Raising Awareness through a Whole School Approach

Ms Tan Sok Ngin
Senior Manager / Counsellor, Student Support and Career Services, Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore

Symposium –

AS-0023: Addressing stigma among the Malay community in Singapore

Dr Radiah Salim
Honorary President, Club HEAL, Singapore

AS-0034: Is there a ‘right’ language to use – in the move against stigma?

Dr Andy Ang
Psychiatrist (GP-Liaison), Community Psychiatry, Flourish Australia, Australia

AS-0105: Finding Dignity? Lessons from a Classical Indian Dance Performance on Mental Illness

Ms Lalitha Subramony
Vice President, Club2Care, Singapore

Dr Deva Priya Appan
Senior Resident, Department of Psychosis, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore 

AS-0169: Stigma, Secrets and Dialogical Conversations in Family Therapy

Ms Chan Lay Lin
Principal Medical Social Worker, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore

AS-0001: World of Difference: Healthcare professionals

AS-0002: World of Difference: Police

Dr Sarah Gordon
Service User Academic, Department of Psychological Medicine,University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand

AS-0123: Supporting mental health professionals in reaching decisions about sharing their own mental distress

A/Prof Katrina Scior
Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology,  University College London, United Kingdom

Lived experience at the forefront – ambassadors breaking down stigma (Part I)

Organisation:ONE OF US, Denmark

Trainers: Johanne Bratbo, Gerdien Rabbers, Anja Kare Vedelsby

Chairperson: Victor Vladar, President of Samen Sterk zonder Stigma

Description: The effect of social contact for reducing stigma is well documented by now. People with lived experience therefore play an essential and indispensable role in reducing stigma related to mental illness and are part of all the anti-stigma campaigns usually carrying the title “ambassador” or “champion”. Results from surveys among ambassadors will be presented documenting the personal effect of being an ambassador related to recovery and empowerment. The workshop will also include films with ambassadors and presentation of other relevant material as well as exercises.

1.15PM LUNCH
Forums Hosted by Ministry of Education, Singapore Track 1: Social inclusion in the workplace and community Track 2: The power of the media and social movements Track 3: Professionals, policy and practice Track 4: Recovery and people with lived experiences Track 5: Skills-based workshops
2.15PM

Forum for Educators
(by invitation only)

Time: 3.00pm – 5.00pm

 

AS-0056: Attitudes of line managers towards people with mental health problems and their willingness to hire them as employees

Ms Kim Janssens
PhD, Tranzo, Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Tilburg University, The Netherlands

AS-0058: Supervisors’ knowledge, attitude and experiences of mental health problems in the workplace

Ms Rebecca Bogaers
PhD Student, Tranzo, Scientific Center for Care and Welfare, Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Tilburg University, The Netherlands

AS-0167: Inclusive Workplaces: Adapting Corporate Mentorship Principles to Mental Health Recovery

Ms Joan Low
Chief Executive Officer, ThoughtFull Hub PLT, Malaysia

AS-0176: The media- an agent of social change or destruction?

Ms Nawira Baig
Peer Support Specialist, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore

Media portrayals of persons with mental health conditions

Asst Prof Swapna Gottipati
Programme Director, BSc(IS): Information Systems Major, School of Information Systems, Singapore Management University, Singapore

Symposium –

AS-0078: What Canada’s Opioid Crisis Teaches us about Stigma: Results of a qualitative key informant study

Dr Stephanie Knaak
Senior Research Consultant, Opening Minds, Mental Health Commission of Canada, Canada

AS-0093: Programmes that reduce stigma: Lessons from the Mental Health Commission of Canada

Prof Keith Dobson
Department of Psychology, University of Calgary, Canada

AS-0128: Standing Up for Myself (STORM): A psychosocial group intervention designed to increase stigma resistance

A/Prof Katrina Scior
Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College London, United Kingdom

AS-0015: Project Recovery: A peer perspective on recovery from first episode psychosis

Ms Lee Ying Ying
Research Assistant, Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore

AS-0006: Embracing one’s condition an important precursor to combating social stigma

Ms Dinusha T Jayawardene
Mental Health Advocate, Sri Lanka

Lived experience at the forefront – ambassadors breaking down stigma (Part II)
3.30PM AS-0111: Employment  status of persons with severe mental illness- An agenda for workplace inclusion

Dr Berigai Parthasarathy Nirmala
Additional Professor, Department of Psychiatric Social Work, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, India

AS-0154: Study on Demand and Factors to Overcome Barriers to Employing Persons with Mental Health Conditions

Ms Chan Wing Yan
Assistant Manager, Research and Strategy Development, National Council of Social Service, Singapore

AS-0079: Moving towards Culture Change: Results of a Key Informant Study of a Workplace Mental Health and Stigma Reduction Program in Police Organisations in Canada

Dr Stephanie Knaak
Senior Research Consultant, Opening Minds, Mental Health Commission of Canada, Canada

AS-0028: Transcultural media influence on mental illness stigma: a study of media language preferences among Latinx adolescents from the United States

Dr Melissa DuPont-Reyes
Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Latino Research Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, United States

AS-0036: Media portrayals of mental disorder in Saudi Arabia: a review of popular newspapers

Asst Prof Loujain Sharif
Department of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

 

Symposium – The Indigo Partnership Research Programme: contextually adapted stigma-reduction interventions focusing on low- and middle-income countries

Chairperson:

Petra Gronholm

 

AS-0070: International Study of Discrimination and Stigma Outcomes (INDIGO) Partnership Research Programme

Dr Petra Gronholm
Research Fellow, Health Service and Population Research Department, King’s College London, United Kingdom 

AS-0035: How can SMART Mental Health Project inform Indigo?

A/Prof Pallab Maulik
Deputy Director and Director of Research, Department of Research,  George Institute for Global Health India, India

AS-0116: INDIGO-PRIMARY – Implementing interventions to address mental health stigma in primary care : The example of Tunisia

Dr Uta Ouali
Psychiatrist, Razi Hospital La Manouba, University of Tunis El Manar, France

AS-0046: Responding to Experienced and Anticipated Discrimination (READ): anti -stigma training for medical students towards people with mental illness

Dr Claire Henderson
Clinical Senior Lecturer, Health Services and Population Research Department, King’s College London, United Kingdom

AS-0148: Recovery Movement

Ms Tan Yan Yan
Assistant Director, Mental Health Services Team, Service Planning and Funding Group, National Council of Social Service, Singapore

AS-0089: Impact of a slow stream rehabilitation programme on mental health recovery

Mr Aziz Hamed
Senior Nurse Clinician, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore

Developing a successful programme to reduce the stigma of mental illness and improving resiliency in post-secondary and high school students: The inquiring mind (Part I)

Organisation:University of Calgary, Canada

Trainers: Andrew Szeto, Dr Keith Dobson

Description: These two programmes were implemented by the Mental Health Commission of Canada in post-secondary institutions and high schools across Canada. They were built on The Working Mind programme, which is being successfully implemented in the Canadian workplace. In this workshop, the two principal people who were involved in the development, implementation, and evaluation of The Inquiring Mind programs will teach workshop participants the processes used to develop a successful anti-stigma and resiliency promoting programm for youth and emerging adults. By the end of the workshop, participants will have an understanding of the steps involved with the development of a successful anti-stigma and resiliency program, as well as the how to successfully evaluation and implement it in their local context.

4.45PM TEA BREAK
Track 1: Social inclusion in the workplace and community Track 2: The power of the media and social movements Track 3: Professionals, policy and practice Track 4: Recovery and people with lived experiences Track 5: Skills-based workshops
5.15PM

Symposium – Mitigating Stigma in India: Diverse Examples from Various Settings

Chairperson:

Dr. Santosh Loganathan
Additional Professor, Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore

AS-0019: Yuva Spandana Program- A Youth Mental Health Promotion Program in Karnataka – an initiative to de-stigmatize health service utilization in the Indian context

Dr Pradeep Banandur
Additional Professor, Epidemiology and Centre for Public Health, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, India

AS-0053: Challenges of Living Stigma:  Reconstructing Narratives of Homeless Individuals with Severe Mental Illness in India

Ms Prama Bhattacharya
Research Scholar, Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India

AS-0059: Mental Health and Stigma: Pilot Evaluation of a Walking Tour of NIMHANS for Public

Dr Meena Kolar Sridara Murthy
Associate Professor, Department of Mental Health Education, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, India

AS-0086: Operational Challenges while implementing an Anti-Stigma Campaign in the West Godavari region of Andhra Pradesh

Mrs Sudha Kallakuri
Research Fellow, Research and Development, George Institute For Global Health, India

AS-0108: Beyond Blue Integrated Anxiety Strategy: findings from a stigma reduction campaign

Mr Andrew Thorp
Head of Strategy and Planning, Strategic Planning and Design, Beyond Blue, Australia

AS-0171: Can we reduce stigma and improve access to care and support or mental health problems for young people through a mobile app?

Dr Sara Evans-Lacko
Associate Professorial Research Fellow, Personal Social Services Research Unit, London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom

Symposium – The International Study of Discrimination and Stigma Outcomes Network for Reducing Mental Illness Stigma among Primary Care Workers (INDIGO-Primary): From Policy to Practice in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

AS-0095: Reducing Stigma among Primary Care Workers: A Global Perspective from the International Study of Discrimination and Stigma Outcomes (INDIGO) Network

A/Prof Brandon Kohrt
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, George Washington University, United States

AS-0160: INDIGO-PRIMARY – Implementing interventions to address mental health stigma in primary care: Policy analysis

Ms Maria Milenova
Programme Officer, Health Services and Population Research Department, King’s College London, United Kingdom

AS-0146: Mental health care in primary care settings in a rural district of Karnataka, India: A Case Study

Asst Prof Anish Cherian
Psychiatric Social Work, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, India

AS-0117: Service Users and Care Givers Felt Needs and Gaps in Mental Health Services at primary health care facilities in a resource limited setting

Mrs Bezawit Dessie
Lecturer, Department of Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

AS-0115: Feasibility and outcomes of Photo voice technique for reduction of mental illness stigma among primary care workers in a resource limited setting: collaboration with service users

Dr Eshetu Girma Kidane
Associate Professor, Public Health, School of Public Health, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

AS-0110: Reducing stigma among primary care health workers to improve detection of mental illness: Impact of service user involvement in Nepal

Ms Dristy Gurung
Research Coordinator, Research, Transcultural Psychosocial Organization (TPO), Nepal

AS-0029: Anxiety, depression and burden among caregivers of psychotic patients

Asst Prof Nisha Shrestha
Lecturer, Department of Nursing, Tribhuwan University, Institute of Medicine, Pokhara Nursing Campus, Nepal

AS-0027: Mental illness stigma among adolescents living in the United States: using intersectional versus separate race, ethnicity, and gender variables

Dr Melissa DuPont-Reyes
Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Latino Research Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, United States

AS-0096: Stigma Surrounding Seeking Help by Female Patients Experiencing of Intimate Partner Violence at Tertiary Care Hospital

Dr Vranda Mysore Narasimha
Associate Professor, Psychiatric Social Work, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, India

Developing a successful programme to reduce the stigma of mental illness and improving resiliency in post-secondary and high school students: The inquiring mind (Part II)
6.30PM End of Day 2
Time Orchid 4201 – 4301 Orchid 4205 – 4306 Orchid 4211 – 4212 Orchid 4311 – 4312 Peony 4411 – 4412 Peony 4511
Stanley Kutcher Lecture Track 1: Social inclusion in the workplace and community Track 5: Skills-based workshops Track 5: Skills-based workshops
9.00AM Stanley Kutcher Lecture on School-based mental health literacy interventions and their impact on significant, substantial and sustained stigma reduction

Time: 9.00am – 9.45am

Prof Stanley Kutcher
Sun Life Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health, Professor of Psychiatry, Dalhousie University, Canada 

Meet the Experts

Time: 9.00am – 9.30am

Beyond the Label Conversation Tool

Time: 9.45am – 10.45am

Organisation: Beyond the Label, National Council of Social Service, Singapore

Trainers: Lim Shujuan, Van Teo, Adrian Ho 

Description: The workshop will first introduce the purpose of an innovative anti-stigma engagement tool that has been piloted in Singapore as part of Beyond the Label, a nation-wide mental health anti-stigma movement, and share preliminary feedback on its effectiveness.

AS-0065: How can stigma influence access to care and the quality of life of people living with dementia in Brazil? Preliminary findings of a qualitative study

Dr Deborah Oliveira
Research Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

AS-0137: The First National Measure of Attitudes of Stigma Against Dementia in Singapore

Ms Rosie Ching
Senior Lecturer of Statistics, School of EconomicsSingapore Management University, Singapore

AS-0174: Current knowledge, attitudes and behaviour in relation to dementia worldwide

Dr Sara Evans-Lacko
Associate Professorial Research Fellow, Personal Social Services Research Unit, London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom

Hearing it from Peer Support Specialists about Recovery (Part I)

Organisation: Community of Peer Support Specialist, Singapore

Trainers: Deborah Seah, Lee Zhong Yi, Veena Nanthakumar, Nawira Baig

Description: A Community of Peer Support Specialists (CPSS) has been formed by 4 batches of Certified Peer Support Specialists who graduated from a Peer Support Specialist Programme. Our vision is to establish, practise and advance peer support in Singapore. We are a community dedicated to model recovery, resilience and hope for all. We are professionally trained to provide support to persons with mental health issues through leveraging on our lived experiences. We are committed to advocate for the integration of the peer support discipline into our nation’s mental health services, and we are constantly striving to develop ourselves, both personally and professionally, in recovery-oriented practices and peer support principles. Our core values are Hope, Unity, Mutuality, Authenticity; and Acceptance & Understanding. We propose to conduct a dialogue session on “Hearing it from Peer Support Specialists (Persons with lived experience of a mental health condition who have been trained & certified to provide formalized and structured support to others on their recovery journeys) about the impact of peer support in Recovery”. I can share my amazing recovery story on how peer support is an important factor which has caused me to recover very speedily. We can cover these topics of discussion: how persons with mental health issues would like to be supported in their recovery journey, what recovery truly means to us and our peers, our insights to sustaining mental wellness. We also like to publish a booklet with recovery stories of hope and resilience provided by PSS and peers, which can be distributed to all conference delegates as part of a conference goodie bag. These success stories of recovery can help to de-stigmatise mental illness and serve to educate the conference attendees on how peers can indeed recover well from mental health conditions.

Inequity in health: the role of somatic and mental health professionals (Part I)

Organisation: Samen Sterk zonder Stigma (Together Strong without Stigma), The Netherlands

Trainers: Gerdien Rabbers, Anja Kare Vedelsby, Johanne Bratbo, Petr Winklr

Chairperson: Prof Norman Sartorius

Description: Inequity in somatic and mental health for people with mental illness is a major challenge and related to reduced life expectancy. In this workshop the national anti-stigma campaigns of Czech Republic, Denmark and The Netherlands will present their data documenting this problem. Also, strategies for coping with this problem will be presented. At the end of the workshop a discussion will take place on the role of professionals as part of the problem but also part of the solution. The workshop attendants will gain knowledge of the role of health professionals in stigmatization and also have perspectives to act on this.

10.30AM TEA BREAK
 Public Forum Track 4: Recovery and people with lived experiences Track 1: Social inclusion in the workplace and community Track 5: Skills-based workshops Track 5: Skills-based workshops
11.00AM Plenary 6 -Conversation with Peers

Dr Jamie Chiu
Clinical Psychologist
Founder, Good Brain Labs and The Brightly Project,
Hong Kong

 Ms Lyn Lee
Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Royal Dutch Shell, Singapore

Dr Sarah Gordon
Senior Research Fellow
Department of Psychological Medicine (UOW)
Division of Health Sciences
University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand

Ms Chan Li Shan
Writer and Mental Health Advocate, Singapore

Public Forum presented by Shin Min Daily News
Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm(Separate registration is required. Registration  details to be announced.)

AS-0100: Self-stigma and disclosure decision-making in dementia

Ms Jem Bhatt
PhD Candidate, Research Department of Clinical Educational and Health Psychology, University College London, united Kingdom

AS-0141: Community-perceptions towards people living with dementia in Kenya

Dr Christine Musyimi
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Research, Africa Mental Health Foundation, Kenya

AS-0008: Relapsed to Redeemed, The H.O.P.E. Model to Overcoming Drug Addiction and Leading a Life of Abstinence

Mr Ram Dubey
Practising Counsellor, Group Facilitator and Volunteer Court, and Mediator, Community Mediation Centre, Singapore

Mr Matthew Poh
Anti-Drug Advocate and Co-Founder, The Caffeine Experience, Singapore

 

 

 

 

Hearing it from Peer Support Specialists about Recovery (Part II)

Inequity in health: the role of somatic and mental health professionals (Part II)
12.15PM Closing activity
12.30PM End of TAS 2019 – Hugs & Goodbyes