Reimagine Mental Health

An Investec Life series

Mental health: man in therapy session

 

The reality is that one in three individuals suffer from stress, anxiety, and depression. It’s time to ask ourselves if we’re doing enough. Whilst the stigma around mental illness remains, change becomes difficult, particularly with complex and overlapping disorders, which adds an additional layer of complexity when it comes to assessing clients for life insurance solutions. This Investec Life content series brings together some of the top minds in the field, to unpack how we can reimagine mental health within a South African landscape.

Investec Life Symposium: Reimagine mental health

On October 12, Investec Life hosted its inaugural Reimagine Mental Health Symposium in partnership with the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) to begin an important life insurance conversation on mental health stigmas.  Keynote speaker Grammy Award-winning DJ and music producer Black Coffee spoke to host Katy Katopodis and shared lessons from his own mental health journey.

There were also two expert panels:

Mental health in the South African workplace

  • Lesley-Anne Gatter, Global Head of People & Organisation, Investec
  • Cassey Chambers, Operations Director, SADAG
  • Dr Alicia Porter, Specialist Psychiatrist

Reimagining life insurance an mental health

  • Sinenhlanhla Sithomo, Head of Insurance Business, Investec Life
  • Kaylash Rama, Head of Medical Underwriting, Investec Life
  • Prof Stoffel Grobler, Psychiatrist: Corporate Mental Health Company

Meet the experts

Black Coffee

Grammy Award winner and international DJ and music producer

Katy Katopodis

Director: Newzroom Afrika and Nala Media

Professor Stoffel Grobler

Psychiatrist: Corporate Mental Health Company

Dr Alicia Porter

Specialist Psychiatrist

Darren Behrendt

CEO: Investec Life

Sinenhlanhla Sithomo

Head of Insurance Business: Investec Life

Kaylash Rama

Head of Medical Underwriting: Investec Life

Lesley-Anne Gatter

Global Head of People & Organisation: Investec

Cassey Chambers

Operations Director: SADAG

Black Coffee

Grammy Award winner and international DJ and music producer

Katy Katopodis

Director: Newzroom Afrika and Nala Media

Professor Stoffel Grobler

Psychiatrist: Corporate Mental Health Company

Dr Alicia Porter

Specialist Psychiatrist

Darren Behrendt

CEO: Investec Life

Sinenhlanhla Sithomo

Head of Insurance Business: Investec Life

Kaylash Rama

Head of Medical Underwriting: Investec Life

Lesley-Anne Gatter

Global Head of People & Organisation: Investec

Cassey Chambers

Operations Director: SADAG

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