Healthy Mind Online Pte Ltd (HMO) is a Social Enterprise registered with Singapore Centre for Social Enterprise (raiSE). It provides an online platform focused on mental wellness and health. The platform provides end-to-end online support to users from the comfort of their home. A unique structured approach is used to engage users. It hopes to help contribute towards a healthier and happier Singapore and the World, by getting significantly more persons in need find help and support.
From 2019 onwards, HMO focus is on Resilience or Work-Life Balance, which focuses on holistic wellness incorporating mental and physical health. We are working with Healthcare providers and Government to reach out to employees, and School Counsellors to reach out to the student community. Working with our partners we have designed the Resilience Quiz, and evolved our online Video support to include Messaging support in a major way. Power of Messaging over an extended perriod was a major learning from our support groups in 2018, in terms of empowerment, effectiveness and ease of use.
Healthy Mind Online has been running peer-led online mental wellness workshops since the beginning of 2018, and completing 30+ workshops in 9 months. These pioneering video-enabled workshops leverage on work done in Singapore and globally in the Mental Wellness and Education sectors, and makes innovative use of online methodology to reach out to persons with mental health issues (PMHIs). The workshops have been developed with participation and input from mental health professionals and service users or peers, including a clinician and peer support specialist from the Institute of Mental Health Singapore.
The HMO platform provides end-to-end functionality to run the workshops - from online booking and alerts, online access to pre-read material in varied formats like video/audio/text, video conference facility to run the workshop with instant polling and break-out rooms, community forum for peer discussion after the workshop, and pre and post participant assessments which can be programmed as per requirement.
Each run of the workshop comprising of Recovery and Wellness Sustenance (RWS) and Recovery to Resilience (RTR) workshops, last for about 24 hours, spread over 20 sessions and two and a half months.
The workshops have helped participants, who may be PMHIs or caregivers, overcome stigma, lack of social support and lack of awareness. Participants regain their confidence and start heading towards role recovery, rather than just clinical recovery.
A workshop participant said the following, “I really learnt a lot from the sessions, from medication to support. I didn't know that the side effects I experienced were caused by my medication. I didn't even know what talk therapy was until now. Also, I learned that I'm not alone on this journey.”
Himanshu Shambhu Dayal
Education: MBA, Engineering; Experience: 20+ years
Experience in Strategy, Sales, Marketing and Market Research in ASEAN, Singapore, India, China, etc across multiple industries for IT Services. Worked in IBM and IDC (IT Consulting MNC) for most of the career. Last role in IBM was Head of Marketing for Banking Industry across ASEAN.
Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/himanshushambhudayal/
Dr Bharat Saluja
Clinical Advisor; Education: MD - Psychiatry, MBBS, MSc Psychology; Experience: 20+ years
Description: Consultant Psychiatrist (ex-IMH Singapore), with work experience in Singapore, India, UK and Australia. Currently Consultant Psychiatrist at Dandenong Hospital in Australia.
Dr Titus Foo
Clinical Advisor; Education: Doctorate in Psychology; Experience: 20+ years
Description: Adjunct Senior Lecturer at James Cook University; advocate for parenting, and intercultural psychology. He has been helping people from all walks of life with mental health issues and as a life coach. He has written several books and scholarly articles.
Dr Joseph Leong Clinical Advisor; Senior Consultant Psychiatrist, Institute of Mental health Singapore
Julius Chan Peer Support Advisor; Peer Support Specialist, Institute of Mental health Singapore
Technical Advisor; Education: MBA, MSc; Experience: 20+ years
Description: Founder Director of Golden Embryo Technologies P Limited in India. Company develops software products in healthcare and other areas. Holds patent for 'Optimisation Engine' in India.
Financial Advisor; Education: Chartered Accountant; Experience: 20+ years
Description: Responsible for leading FP&A COE for J&J for Asia-Pacific. The team provides standardized reporting, analytics and FP&A to all the operating groups and companies in Asia-Pacific.
Business Development Advisor; Education: MBA, BE; Experience: 20+ years
Description: Founder member of Mission Anganwadi (Government Preschools and Nutrition Program). Expert in liasioning with government, foundations, corporates and various other stakeholders. Certified REBT practitioner and a women's mental health advocate.