Creating a resilient workforce for tomorrow


The Forward NUMed: Cultivating A Mentally Resilient Workforce webinar provides a framework for corporate leaders and individuals to engage in conversations with employees or colleagues who may need assistance due to mental health issues.

Creating an effective framework to develop a resilient workforce

WITH the challenges created by the current condition and the necessity to evolve with the times, especially in the workforce, Forward NUMed is returning with a brand new webinar on Oct 22 that will focus on the impact of mental health issues in the workplace.

Titled “Forward NUMed: Cultivating A Mentally Resilient Workforce”, the webinar is organised by Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) and supported by the College of Physicians.

Workplace mental health and management are intricately intertwined, and there is compelling evidence that organisations with a higher level of mental well-being are more productive.

Individuals with high degrees of job resilience are essential for maintaining effective practices since they can assist in varying tasks and responsibilities.

Therefore, the primary aim of this event is to raise awareness about mental health concerns in the workplace and to spark discussions on how to create an inclusive workplace that accepts and supports individuals with mental health issues in Malaysia.

The Forward NUMed webinar series is conceived as part of NUMed's nation-building initiatives in confronting the crisis brought about by the pandemic.The Forward NUMed webinar series is conceived as part of NUMed's nation-building initiatives in confronting the crisis brought about by the pandemic.

The webinar will feature mental health experts and advocates from various mental health associations and communities – giving participants the opportunity to garner different perspectives from corporate leaders, professionals, psychologists, and education specialists, to name a few.

AKRAB Resources and Yayasan Health on World (YHOW) founder Datuk Aliyah Karen, among others, will deliver a plenary talk on “Moulding The Future of Workplace Mental Health in Malaysia”, which will provide an overview of Malaysian mental health concerns and the available support.

The panel discussion that follows will focus on how an organisation can help employees in managing job stress and anxiety, as well as provide vital assistance to those experiencing mental health issues at work.

The panellists will also examine how businesses can maintain a healthy workforce while reducing the stigma that prevents employees from seeking help.

According to Forward NUMed’s organising chairperson and chief operating officer of NUMed, Premila Nair, this webinar will provide significant insights into how organisations should manage mental health concerns, as early detection and support can lead to greater productivity and employee retention.

“This webinar provides a framework for corporate leaders and individuals to engage in conversations with employees or colleagues who may need assistance due to mental health issues.

“There will also be further discussions on how employees can manage job stress and build resilience during the Covid-19 outbreak,” Premila said.

She stated that this event is a vital source of inspiration and education, imparting invaluable lessons that can cast a light on how to handle workplace stress and create a resilient workforce for present and future professionals, corporate leaders and employees.

Registration for the “Forward NUMed: Cultivating A Mentally Resilient Workforce” webinar is now open, with a limited number of seats available.

Registration is free and participation certificates will be provided.

For more information, go to https://forwardnumed.newcastle.edu.my/

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