BiographyMs Porsche Poh currently serves as the Executive Director of Silver Ribbon (Singapore). She also holds several other portfolios, namely, Social Service Fellow, Advisory Committee Member on Peer Representation in Singapore, Member of The Leadership Selection Panel, Associate Trainer with the Civil Service College and Mental Health First Aid Trainer, certified by Mental Health First Aid Australia and Mental Health First Aid Singapore.
To promote mental health literacy, she launched four publications, including Mental Health Revolution – Making Things Happen (2011), Mental Health Matters: Handbook for Grassroots Leaders (2015), Mind: Your Business (2015) and Get Started: Investing in Mental Health @ Workplace (2017). In addition, she shares her views on mental health issues on a radio programme by Capital 95.8FM and responds to queries posted by the listeners.
For her contribution in mental health promotion and advocacy, she received a list of awards including The Outstanding Young Persons of Singapore (TOYP) Award from the Junior Chamber International (2008), Community of Practice Mental Health Champion from the Social Service Training Institute (2013), Singapore Woman Award (2013), and Social Service Fellowship Award from NCSS (2016).
She previously served as the Board Member (2010 – 2012), Regional Vice President (Asia Pacific) (2012 – 2015) and Corporate Secretary (2015 – 2017) of the World Federation for Mental Health. She presented on mental health promotion and advocacy locally and overseas, including the 5th Southeast Asian Studies Symposium at University of Oxford in 2015, the Cambridge University Southeast Asian Forum in 2016, the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) at the United Nations Headquarters, New York, United States in 2017, 7th Southeast Asian Studies Symposium at Universitas Indonesia in 2018, and the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) @ the United Nations Headquarters, New York, United States, in 2019