To break free from the stigma and silence surrounding Mental Health and bring in World Mental Health Day, we hosted a webinar that spoke about just that! From Buddy System program in a garment factory in Karnataka to the humanitarian response sector in Libya, alcohol dependency in Goa to the mental health of development sector professionals - our experienced panelists provided diverse insights /perspectives into the importance of mental health of employees.
Andelyn Russell, PhD Candidate, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. She spoke about 'Buddy System', a research study that seeks to explore the impact of reducing loneliness among female migrant workers.
Prerna Bhagi, Protection manager, ACTED. She shared her work in Libya and how mental health situates itself in the humanitarian response sector.
Jaclyn Schess, Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Michigan and also the Founder and President of Generation Mental Health. She shed light on her qualitative study on alcohol dependency and economic outcomes, linking it to other mental distress stressors and their cure (or lack thereof).
Rhea Yadav, Consultant, Dalberg. She covered a recent study conducted by Dalberg to understand the prevalence and drivers of the mental wellbeing of development sector professionals.