Happiness Conference Panel: Youth Well-Being


Our former President, Mr. Tony Tan once said, “Youths are the future, our hope and leaders of tomorrow.” In this pivotal point of their life, it is important for us to understand how we can equip our youths with skills to optimize their well-being. As a result, we hope to build a strong generation equipped to better serve and lead the country forward.

In this Panel Discussion, we have invited esteemed guests who are actively involved in the youth sector, to discuss on the well-being of our youth.

Attendance of this panel discussion is FREE.
This session is part of the annual Happiness Conference, organised by Happiness Initiative in partnership with National Youth Council.

P.S. The Zoom link for this panel will be given to you automatically upon registration.

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Moderator: Khee Shihui
Programme Director, Common Ground
Shihui develops collaborative programmes and tri-sector stakeholder engagements at Common Ground, a civic initiative by The Thought Collective to develop capacity in the community building sector. She co-founded Good Food for Community, helping to provide meals to under-served communities during the COVID-19 crisis.

Eric Chua
Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Social and Family Development, and Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth

He previously served in the Singapore Civil Defence Force and the Ministry of Home Affairs for 17 years before being elected into Parliament in July 2020. He spent most of the past 15 years of community service working with youths, and was conferred the prestigious 2017 Excellent Youth Award and Meritorious Youth Awards (2010, 2012, 2017) by the People’s Association.

Dr Syed Harun Alhabsyi
Visiting Associate Consultant Psychiatrist of Institute of Mental Health, Council Member of National Youth Council
Dr Syed Harun is a Visiting Associate Consultant Psychiatrist at the Institute of Mental Health and also a Council Member of the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS). He was presented with the ‘Most Inspirational Story’ Commendation Award at the Singapore Youth Award 2019.

Dr. Loke Wai Chiong
Clinical Director, MOH Office for Health Transformation
Dr Loke Wai Chiong leads the Integrated Health Promotion (InHealth) programme of MOH Office for Health Transformation, which aims to implement integrated and coordinated initiatives concurrently in test precincts, to co-create with the community an environment and community norm which would make health-promoting behaviours the default. He also helps to develop initiatives to promote mental wellness at population level.

Sabrina Ooi
Co-founder, Calm Collective Asia
Sabrina works towards normalising the conversation on mental health in Asia by hosting virtual talks, where experts and personalities share their insights on different facets of mental health. Sabrina lives well with bipolar disorder by proactively managing her mental health and lifestyle - this gives her the impetus to encourage others, so that they, too, can get the help they need to foster good mental health.

Happiness Initiative is a social enterprise that translates the science of happiness and well-being into actions people can take.

Hence, helping people live a more fulfilling life and take a preventive approach towards mental health conditions.

We focus on three areas - raising awareness on the science of wellbeing, translating research into practice and programmes, and building a community that promotes the practice of wellbeing.

At NYC, we believe in a world where young people are respected and heard, and have the ability to influence and make a difference to the world. Together with our partners, we develop future-ready youth who are committed to Singapore by instilling in them a heart for service, resilience and an enterprising spirit.

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Thu Nov 19, 2020
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM SGT
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