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According to the latest research study by Aetna International “Expatriate mental health: Breaking the silence and ending the stigma”, Mental health is a growing issue for expat workers, their employers, and those relocating independently across the globe. Depression emerged as the most prevalent condition (50 percent prevalence increase), followed by anxiety (28 percent prevalence increase), and women between the ages of 30 and 49 were the most likely to seek treatment.

There’s power in knowing

Everyone gets sad, anxious or distracted at times. But if these feelings keep up, or you just want a mental check-in. You may have heard about some mental health conditions, like bipolar disorder or autism, but aren’t 100% sure what they are. Individuals are becoming more actively seek support for their mental health needs, but some cannot recognize that they are having mental issues themselves.

Join our panellists Dr Miguel, a psychiatrist from Family Medical Practice to learn more about various mental health issues and their impact on our physical well-being. Understand the signs and symptoms, as well as the treatments available.

Listen in to our industry experts Mr Choo Kum Seng, VP of Business Solutions at Workplace Options and Mr Bill Watson, CEO of Coats Phong Phu and Mrs. Diana Watson, Honorary Chairwoman of Saigon Summer Ball of Saigon Children’s Charity CIO sharing with us the simple steps you can take that can help yourself, your loved ones & our wider community and the active role of employers play in supporting employee mental health.

A better tomorrow, together

Everyone deserves to live emotionally happier, healthier lives – without stigma getting in way of care. In this big wide world, it’s hard to believe you can feel alone. Remember, you’re not. You have the SUPPORT AT EVERY STEP.


08:30 AM Registration & Refreshment
09:00 AM Welcome Remarks
09:10 AM Presentation and Q&A
10:30 AM Event ends


AmCham Members: VND 650,000 | Non-members: VND 800,000

Reservations/cancellations must be received by 24 hours before the event, and must be made on-line or by email. We are unable to accept reservations/cancellations by telephone.


Dr. Miguel Fernando Dinis de Seixas
Psychiatrist – Family Medical Practice FMP

Dr. Miguel undertook his psychiatric studies in the U.K. following the completion of a medical degree in Portugal at the University of Porto. He trained in Cambridge and London and is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He holds a Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in General Adult Psychiatry from the General Medical Council, U.K.

Prior to joining the team at FMP, Dr. Miguel worked as a community psychiatrist in Cambridge, treating a variety of mental health conditions affecting the local population. He has worked in various capacities as a consultant psychiatrist, both within inpatient and outpatient departments, and has led a number of mental health inpatient and community psychiatry services, including a specialist community psychiatry service for people with complex personality disorders.

Dr. Miguel was a founding member of the Sustainability Committee of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and was a clinical teacher and undergraduate tutor for medical students in the School of Clinical Medicine of the University of Cambridge until his arrival at Family Medical Practice.

Over the years, Dr. Miguel has served as a clinical supervisor for doctors at different levels in psychiatric or general practice training. He has treated people suffering from depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicidal tendencies, and those who have been diagnosed with mental health conditions such as bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and schizophrenia. Outside of work, he greatly enjoys reading and picking up fresh knowledge from good books.

Mr. Bill Watson,
Managing Director, Coats Phong Phu Co. Ltd. – Vietnam Cluster
(Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, and ANZ)

Bill is the Managing Director of Coats Phong Phu, a 30 year old joint venture between Coats Group plc and Phong Phu Corporation.  Coats has a rich heritage dating back to the 1750s, and is the world’s leading industrial thread manufacturer.  Headquartered in the UK, Coats employs 19,000 employees in over 60 countries across 6 continents around the world.  Bill has a degree in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA, and first came to Asia with Milliken Chemical, div of Milliken & Co in 1994 to set up their speciality chemical business in Asia.  With experience in manufacturing, commercial and general management, Bill has led multicultural, diverse teams for over 25 years in Asia, and has specific expertise in change management, culture building and leadership, teamwork, risk management and compliance.  In his current role at Coats he leads 3000 people and is responsible for the business which includes 5 manufacturing operations across South East Asia.  Bill is a kid at heart and enjoys golf, playing games, hanging out with family and friends, and making people laugh.

Diana Watson
Founder, Maison du Magnolia

Born and raised in Shanghai, China, Diana attended the prestigious Fu Dan High School and furthered her studies in language and education at Shanghai Teacher’s University.  After college, Diana was employed by a large, Swiss textile machinery manufacturer specializing in silk printing, working for 8 years in both China and Hong Kong.  She took a break to raise a family, and upon arriving in Vietnam in 2010 began to get deeply involved in the local community and in business once again.  She is currently Public Relations Director for the Hong Kong Business Association of Vietnam, and since 2015 has been the Honorary Chairwoman for the Saigon Children’s Charity Summer Ball, which raises funds in support of disadvantaged children in Vietnam.  Diana is also the founder and owner of Maison du Magnolia, producing a variety of luxury towels for the Vietnam market.  Initially self-taught, Diana has been a passionate practitioner of yoga since 2013.  She received her yoga teacher training certification in 2016, and practices yoga daily to improve her mental and physical health.  Diana loves to travel, and share her experiences through photography.

Choo Kum Seng
VP of Business Solutions, Asia Pacific
Workplace Options

Choo started with Workplace Options 6 years ago when they opened an EAP Service Centre in Singapore supporting their client’s employees in Asia Pacific and is responsible for the growth and development of the program across Asia Pacific.  Previously with Aon Benefits, he is a certified Workplace Health Promotion (WHP) consultant by the Health Promotion Board (HPB) in Singapore and regularly advices organization in designing and implementing their employee wellbeing solutions.

About WPO:

Founded in 1982, Workplace Options has grown to become the world’s largest integrated employee wellbeing company. Their 49 Service Centres around the world support more than 65 million employees in over 100,000 organizations in more than 200 countries and territories through a variety of employee assistance, wellness, crisis management and work-life services.

Master Sridevi To Hai
Golden Heart Group

– President of Golden Hearts Group
– Director of Institute for Zen Leadership in Asia
– Author of the book “Khi Tam Meditation”
– Director of Khi Tam Meditation club
– Vice president of Vietnam Yoga Federation
– Director of Institute Of Human Potetial Studies applying in natural therapy
– Expertise in training natural therapy Yoga


Minh-NguyenMinh Nguyen
Country Manager
Aetna International

Minh Nguyen oversees the Vietnam market for Aetna International in Asia Pacific. In this role, she is responsible for managing relations with fronting partner and reinsurance companies, ensuring operational excellence, ensuring that international standards are provided to valued customers, exploring new market segments and overseeing business operations nationwide. An Aetna employee since 2015, she was previously with AIG (American International Group) for nearly a decade. With her broad experience and expertise, Minh is a proven leader and strategic thinker.

Aetna is a Fortune 50 company and one of the five largest health insurers in the United States, providing 46.7 million people with coverage as well as information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their healthcare.

Our award-winning expatriate business provides health benefits to more than 800,000 members worldwide. In addition, we have helped develop world-class health systems for governments, corporations and providers around the world.

Aetna International is one of the industry’s largest and most prominent international health benefits providers. By delivering comprehensive health benefits and population health management solutions worldwide, we are committed to helping create a stronger, healthier global community.

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