On 1st and 2nd November, the School of Humanities and Behavioural Sciences held the Second International Conference on Well-Being. The topic for this year was ‘Health, Work and Well-Being’, and it was an informative and stimulating event for all the staff, associates and students involved.
SUSS President Prof Cheong Hee Kiat provided an opening address, emphasising the need for well-being research to be localised into the Singapore and regional context.
Distinguished keynote speakers Emeritus Professor Ruut Veenhoven and Associate Professor Yukiko Uchida spoke on the methodology and limitations of measuring happiness and well-being on international and local scales.
Plenary speakers Associate Professor Mythily Subramaniam and Dr Elizabeth Nair are established psychologists who provided a practitioner’s point-of-view on positive mental health and psychological well-being.
The conference also featured various oral presentation and symposia sessions by participants from over 15 countries presenting their findings on the latest research on well-being and mental health from the region and around the world.