SOS Symposium 2021 Programme

Do note that the schedule, programme, topics and speakers are subjected to change.

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9 September 2021

01:30 PM

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Registration

Start of Day 1 Symposium - Event Platform Opens

9 September 2021

02:00 PM

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Monster in the Mirror Musical Performance

- By Bitesize Theatre Productions

9 September 2021

02:15 PM

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Welcome Address

- Mr Lawrence Wong
Minister for Education, Second Minister for Finance and Patron of SOS

9 September 2021

02:25 PM

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Opening Address

- TBC

9 September 2021

02:40 PM

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Opening Keynote: Suicide on a Global Level

- Dr Jonathan Singer
President of American Association of Suicidology, Chicago

9 September 2021

03:25 PM

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Toward A Common Goal: The Need For A National Suicide Prevention Strategy

- Mr Eric Chua
Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Social and Family Development & Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, Singapore
- Prof Ong Say How
Senior Consultant Child Psychiatrist & Chief in the Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
- Ms Sharlene Teo
Counsellor, Fei Yue Family Service Centre, Singapore
- Ms Anita Kapoor
Host, Presenter, Facilitator, Singapore

9 September 2021

04:25 PM

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Afternoon Break

9 September 2021

04:30 PM

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Adopting a Public Health Approach in Suicide Prevention

Professor Paul Yip
Founding Director of the Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention, University of Hong Kong

9 September 2021

05:15 PM

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The Impact of Covid-19 on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

- Professor David Gunnell
Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Bristol, United Kingdom

9 September 2021

06:00 PM

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End of Day 1

Event platform closes

10 September 2021

08:30 AM

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Registration

Start of Day 2 Symposium - Event Platform Opens

10 September 2021

09:00 AM

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Reimagining Service Delivery Amidst A Crisis

- Ms Charlene Heng
Head of Core Services, Samaritans of Singapore, Singapore

10 September 2021

09:45 AM

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Stigma: Help-seeking From Suicide Prevention Hotlines in Asia

- Mr Trakarn Chensy
Chairman, Samaritans of Thailand, Thailand
- Ms Karman Leung
Chief Executive, Samaritans of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
- Mr Kenny Lim
Executive Director, Befrienders KL, Malaysia
- Ms Charlene Heng
Head of Core Services, Samaritans of Singapore, Singapore
- Ms Nawira Baig
Moderator, Mental Health Advocate, Singapore

10 September 2021

10:45 AM

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Migrant Workers’ Mental Health: A Work-In-Progress

- Mr Justin Paul
Mental Health Program Manager, HealthServe, Singapore

10 September 2021

11:30 AM

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Lunch Break

10 September 2021

12:45 PM

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Elderly Track: Losses and its Impact on the Elders’ Mental Health

- Dr Helen Ko
Associate Professor, Master and PhD of Gerontology Programmes, Singapore University of Social Sciences, Singapore

10 September 2021

01:45 PM

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Elderly Track: TBC

TBC

10 September 2021

02:30 PM

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Elderly Track: Afternoon Break

10 September 2021

02:45 PM

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Elderly Track: Successful Ageing and Quality of Life

- Ms Peh Kim Choo
Chief Executive Officer, Tsao Foundation, Singapore

10 September 2021

03:30 PM

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Elderly Track: TBC

TBC

10 September 2021

12:45 PM

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Community Track: Media representations of suicide – How do they affect us?

- Associate Professor Mythily Subramaniam
Director, Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore

10 September 2021

01:45 PM

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Community Track: Stigma and Help-seeking – A Look At Beyond The Label and the Peer Support Movement

- Mr Chan Whee Peng
Director, Service Planning and Funding Group, National Council of Social Service, Singapore

10 September 2021

02:30 PM

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Community Track: Afternoon Break

10 September 2021

02:45 PM

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Community Track: Caregivers – The Silent Heroes

- Mr Tim Lee
Executive Director, Caregivers Alliance Limited, Singapore

10 September 2021

03:30 PM

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Community Track: Life Transitions and Its Impact on Mental Health

- Ms Porsche Poh
Executive Director, Silver Ribbon, Singapore

10 September 2021

04:15 PM

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Safety On Digital Media

- Ms Narelle Kheng
Singer-songwriter & Presenter, Singapore
- Ms Malina Enlund
Safety Policy Manager, Facebook, Singapore
- Twitter, Singapore
- Tik Tok, Singapore
- Moderated by: Mr Joel Lim
Managing Director, ZYRUP Magazine, Singapore

10 September 2021

05:15 PM

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Discrimination – When Acceptance Gives Meaning

- Mr Leow Yangfa
Executive Director, Oogachaga, Singapore
- Ms Melisa Wong
Executive Director, Babes Pregnancy Crisis Support Ltd, Singapore

10 September 2021

06:00 PM

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End of Day 2

Event platform closes

11 September 2021

08:30 AM

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Youth Track: Registration

Start of Day 3 Symposium - Event Platform Opens

11 September 2021

09:00 AM

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Youth Track: Helping Young People to Communicate About Suicide Online

- Professor Jo Robinson
2nd Vice President, International Association for Suicide Prevention, Australia

11 September 2021

09:45 AM

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Youth Track: Life Transitions: Impacts on Self-Esteem in Youths

- Ms Lee Yi Ping
Senior Youth Support Worker, CHAT, IMH

11 September 2021

10:30 AM

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Youth Track: Morning Break

11 September 2021

10:45 AM

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Youth Track: Growing up Tough – Childhood Victimisation and Trauma

- A/P Jungup Lee
Department of Social Work, National University of Singapore, Singapore

11 September 2021

11:30 AM

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Youth Track: Cyberbullying – When Online and Offline Co-exist

- Ms Joanne Wong
Head of TOUCH Cyber Wellness, Singapore

11 September 2021

12:15 PM

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Youth Track: Lunch Break

11 September 2021

08:30 AM

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Family Track: Registration

Start of Day 3 Symposium - Event Platform Opens

11 September 2021

09:00 AM

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Family Track: Mental Health Services: Are They For Both Sexes?

- Dr Zac Seidler
Clinical Psychologist, Research & leading Men’s Mental Health Expert, Australia

11 September 2021

09:45 AM

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Family Track: TBC

TBC

11 September 2021

10:30 AM

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Family Track: Morning Break

11 September 2021

10:45 AM

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Family Track: Family Violence – When The Home Isn’t The Safest

Mr Alvin Chua
Director & Principal Social Worker, Melrose Home, Children's Aid Society, Singapore

11 September 2021

11:30 AM

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Family Track: Finding Purpose In Life and Preventing Burnout

Ms Ang Bee Lian
Senior Director – Professional Corporate, Ministry of Social and Family Development, Singapore

11 September 2021

12:15 PM

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Family Track: Lunch Break

11 September 2021

01:45 PM

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Parent-Child Relationship and Building Resilience in Youths

TBC

11 September 2021

02:30 PM

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TBC

TBC

11 September 2021

03:15 PM

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Afternoon Break

11 September 2021

03:30 PM

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TBC

TBC

11 September 2021

04:15 PM

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Film Screening and Panel Discussion

- Singapore Mental Health Film Festival

11 September 2021

05:30 PM

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Closing Address

- Mr Gasper Tan
Chief Executive, Samaritans of Singapore

11 September 2021

06:00 PM

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End of Day 3

Event platform closes