Women's Forum  Singapore 2024


Karen Pooh

Alliance Counselling / Yale-NUS / UCL / SFU Vienna

Clinical Psychologist


Dr Karen Pooh, a Chartered Clinical Psychologist registered with the British Psychological Society, earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from University College London through a Ministry of Health scholarship. Dr Pooh wears multiple hats as a clinician, lecturer and speaker, boasting a rich background in public health, private practice, academia, and community engagement. Dr Pooh practises at Alliance Counselling and holds adjunct faculty positions at Yale-NUS College, University College London, and Sigmund Freud University Vienna. She is also an advisor at Calm Collective Asia, aiming to break the stigma of mental health in Asia. At the heart of her work, Dr Pooh focuses on a compassionate approach to empower people to tap on their strengths, boost their resilience, and grow in alignment with their core values.

Session featuring this Speaker

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Impact Hub (Discovery Space)
Jun 20, 2024
4:00 PM4:45 PM

Shattering silence: Nurturing women's mental health in Asia

Theodoric ChewIntellectCEOKaren PoohAlliance Counselling / Yale-NUS / UCL / SFU ViennaClinical PsychologistAlyssa ReinosoCalm Collective AsiaCo-Founder
In Asia, 2 out of every 4 women grapple with various mental health concerns, from anxiety and depression to more profound challenges. Cultural expectations, social norms, and unique stressors exacerbate this issue, creating a silent crisis that requires immediate attention. How can we take meaningful actions to foster women's mental well-being?