About this Event
This April, Stress Awareness Month, Mind HK wants to bring to light the importance of work-life balance. In collaboration with City Mental Health Alliance Hong Kong, we are pleased to invite you to join us for an interactive event on workplace stress, work-life balance, and mental health.
Join us for a 1 hour interactive session between two mental health experts, who will introduce work-life balance and workplace mental health in Hong Kong and Mind HK’s two amabssadors, who will share their own personal stories. Topics covered will include workplace stress, post-partum health, work-life balance and mental health, depression and anxiety, and more.
Date: April 16
– Odile Thiang, Mind HK Anti-stigma Project Manager
– Hannah McLeod, Head of Marketing and Strategy at City Mental Health Alliance
– Dennis, Mind HK Ambassador
– Gaelle, Mind HK Ambassador
Why work-life balance?
“The World Health Organisation defines ‘health’ as a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing. By focusing too much on one area means we are out of balance with the rest, which can eventually become detrimental. ” – City Mental Health Alliance, Hong Kong
Hong Kong has one of the longest working weeks in the world. The International Labour Organization (ILO) recommends a 40-hour working week but, according to its statistics, more than a third of employees in Hong Kong worked above 48 hours per week in 2018 (the threshold that the ILO considers “excessive”), and almost one in ten worked more than 60 hours per week. With more of us working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the lines between our work and personal lives have become blurred, and it’s become more difficult than ever to “switch off” — literally and figuratively — at the end of the day. In a 2020 survey, 55% of Hong Kong respondents said that working from home had actually made their work day longer, and 72% reported feeling like they were “always on”. Learn more about work-life balance and why it is important here: https://medium.com/mindhk/working-to-improve-work-life-balance-why-is-it-important-for-our-mental-health-71d25f8c1f53