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Friday 3rd November 2017 to Sunday 5th November 2017
Friday Highlights
Friday 3rd November 2017

Prof. Paul Yip - Director, The Centre of Suicide Research and Prevention, University of Hong Kong 
Community Based Approach to Suicide Prevention 

Brian Heyworth - Global Head of Client Strategy, HSBC 
My Corporate Life and the Breaking Point 

Sharon Ser - Partner, Withers 
The Influence of Mental Hllness in Marital Breakdown in Hong Kong 

Emma Slade - Buddhist Nun, Author, and Charity Founder 
Awakening: Transforming your Life after Trauma 

Poppy Jaman - CEO, Mental Health First Aid England 
Anti-Stigma Principles and Workplace Policy: Does there Need to be a Divide? 

Prof. Norman Sartorius - President, the International Association for the Promotion of Mental Health Programmes 
Mental Health Programs - Synergies and Controversies 

Prof. Sir Graham Thornicroft - Psychiatrist, Kings College London; Chair, Maudsley International 
Overcoming the Stigma 

Prof. Pat McGorry - Executive Director, Orygen 
Investing in the Future: Youth Mental Health and Suicide Prevention 

Saturday Highlights
Saturday 4th November 2017

Dr. Layla McCay - Director, Centre for Urban Design and Mental Health 
Urban Planning and Design: An Emerging Opportunity in Mental Health Promotion 

Eddie Lee - Founder, The Hong Kong Institute of Animal Assisted Intervention 
Animal Assisted Interventions in Recovery from Psychosis 

Dr. Andrew Adler- Director and Clinical Psychologist, Adler Family Centr
Bridging the Gap between School Counsellors and Community Mental Health Services in Hong Kong 

Tim Conroy-Sotcker - SEN Adviser, English Schools Foundation 
5 Minutes to Wellbeing: Strategies to Support Student and Teacher Mental Health in a Busy Learning Environment 

Dr. Nicholas Kowalenko - Psychiatrist; Oceania Regional Coordinator for IACAPAP; Deputy Chair, Emerging Minds 
Perinatal Depression and the Baby Blues 

Prof MaryJo Santo Pietro –Researcher and Clinical Speech Language Pathologist
Supporting the elderly: a life participation approach

Yvette Kong - Olympic Swimmer 
Vulnerability and Performance 

Dr. Constance Chan - Director of Health, Hong Kong Government 
The Hong Kong Government Anti-Stigma Campaign 

Scilla Andreen - Award Winning Producer, Angst; CEO & Co-founder, IndieFlix 
Anxiety isn't Cool but Talking about it is  

Poppy Jaman - CEO, Mental Health First Aid England 
Mental Health Literacy in 90 Minutes: A Comprehensive Roundip of Basic Mental Health 

Paul Farmer - CEO, Mind UK 
Big Ideas: How to Keep this Movement Going? How to Lobby? How to Change the World?

Dr. Robert Miller (Neuroscientist, Officer New Zealand Order of Merit) with Prof. Eric Chen (President, Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists) 
A Voyage of Healing 


Sunday Highlights
Sunday 5th November 2017


Interactive workshops in both Cantonese and English teaching attendees about mental health difficulties, and what can be done by all to help overcome these and improve wellbeing.

Marketplace event showcasing current organisations in Hong Kong supporting people’s mental health and inviting attendees to learn more and to connect.

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Important Information & Location
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