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Women's Mental Health: Work Life Balance and Mental Health

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Join us to hear from mental health experts and a Mind HK ambassador on women's mental health.

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This April, Stress Awareness Month, Mind HK in collaboration with Pathfinders' #WorkingMomsHK campaign want to bring to light the importance of work-life balance. We are pleased to invite you to join us for an interactive event on the intersection of women, workplace stress, work-life balance, and mental health.

Join us for a 1-hour interactive session between experts, who will introduce the common issues of work-life balance and workplace mental health faced among women in Hong Kong. A Mind HK  ambassador will also join us and share her own personal story. Topics covered will include workplace stress, post-partum health, work-life balance and mental health, gender equality and mental health and more.

Date: April 23

Time: 1-2pm

Language: English

Cost: Free

Speakers:

Catherine Gurtin, CEO, Pathfinders

Kimberly Ho, Counsellor

Gaelle, Mind HK Ambassador

Why work-life balance?

Hong Kong has one of the longest working weeks in the world. The International Labour Organization (ILO) recommends a 40-hour working week but, according to its statistics, more than a third of employees in Hong Kong worked above 48 hours per week in 2018 (the threshold that the ILO considers “excessive”), and almost one in ten worked more than 60 hours per week. With more of us working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the lines between our work and personal lives have become blurred, and it’s become more difficult than ever to “switch off” — literally and figuratively — at the end of the day. In a 2020 survey, 55% of Hong Kong respondents said that working from home had actually made their work day longer, and 72% reported feeling like they were “always on”. Learn more about work-life balance and why it is important here: https://medium.com/mindhk/working-to-improve-work-life-balance-why-is-it-important-for-our-mental-health-71d25f8c1f53


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