Star Anise hosts a webinar to raise mental health awareness among lawyers

by Press Team in News & Press

DatePosted on August 03, 2021 at 02:50 PM
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Depression has been a widespread mental health condition affecting people of all ages, genders and professions, and yet it remains a taboo subject.

Join us on 9 August 2021 (Tuesday) at 1:00pm Hong Kong time (GMT +8) as our Co-Managing Director Chris Tang moderates an interactive discussion with a Senior Banking Professional and mental health advocate, Vivian Cheng.

Traditionally, the stigma attached to depression meant that so little about it was understood. Now, thanks to increasing awareness raised in legal publications and platforms such as Ariana Huffington’s Thrive Global in recent years, lawyers no longer have to face the struggles of mental illness alone.

The topical webinar will share insights on:

  • Mental health at the workplace
  • The stigma attached with mental illness
  • The root causes of mental illness
  • Recovery and self-care

Our Guest speakers are:

Vivian Cheng is a Senior Banking Professional passionate about diversity and inclusion as well as mental health. She has over 20 years of experience in professional development, sales and relationship management in Canada and Hong Kong. Vivian oversaw the learning and development needs for HSBC Commercial Banking across Asia region for more than a decade. She is now working for Community Business, an NGO advancing responsible and inclusive business practices in Asia.

Having experienced severe depression in the past, she is determined in raising awareness and education on mental illness on various platforms. Her blog posts #thisisme on LinkedIn sharing her lived experience have successfully helped many of her audience open up and seek treatment.


About Star Anise

Star Anise is a leading independent recruitment firm based in Hong Kong specialising in the fields of legal and compliance recruitment. Founded by two former practising Big Law lawyers, since 2010 we have grown into one of the most trusted and reliable names in the legal and compliance recruitment field, acting for major international law firms, conglomerates, banking and financial institutions, listed companies, regulatory bodies and multi-national companies.

With expert knowledge of the legal and compliance jobs markets in Hong Kong, we cover skilled and qualified professionals at all levels ranging from private practice partners and lawyers, general counsels and in-house counsels, CCOs and compliance professionals, company secretaries, and support staff.

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