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Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine wins SBR Management Excellence Awards for employee well-being programme

LKCMedicine Cares focuses on year-round events surrounding mental health, physical wellness, and social well-being.

The Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine) was awarded as the winner of the Health & Wellness Initiative of the Year - Education category at the SBR Management Excellence Awards for its holistic employee well-being programme LKCMedicine Cares.

Launched in July 2022, LKCMedicine Cares focuses on well-being beyond the physical health aspects and includes activities on social wellbeing and mental health to cater to the needs of a diverse workforce. Given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health and the dearth of in-person social interactions for more than two years, the LKCMedicine Cares workgroup had strategised the inclusion of activities on mental health and social well-being to better support the needs of the LKCMedicine staff and faculty.

Under this, the programme has organised a wide spectrum of events and activities, including mindfulness workshops, psychological first aid, fitness classes, health screening, coffee chats, social workshops, and social events. It has also intentionally supported social causes in its activities when possible.

To date, 31 employees have also been trained in psychological first aid. Plans for a network of peer helpers for colleagues who may need support are in the pipeline.

The introduction of a comprehensive range of activities has also added to campus vibrancy, fostered interdepartmental interactions, and increased employee engagement. These have also received positive feedback from stakeholders.

The SBR Management Excellence Awards is an esteemed awards programme dedicated to recognising and celebrating the remarkable achievements of leaders, innovators, teams, and initiatives that drive growth and make a positive impact on both business operations and its workforce.

The SBR Management Excellence Awards is presented by Singapore Business Review Magazine. To view the full list of winners, click here. If you want to join the 2024 awards programme and be acclaimed for your company's employee engagements and management initiatives, please contact Julie Anne Nuñez at [email protected].

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