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[READ! FEST 2018] Happiness Genes: Mental Health and Mental Illness

National Library Board


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02:00 PM - 03:00 PM


Central Public Library
100 Victoria Street, National Library Board, Singapore




Why are some of us more prone to mental illness? Or happiness? Is this accounted for by our genes? Or is this caused by environmental factors? Come attend this talk to find out what the research is telling us.


About the Speaker


Adj Assoc Prof Lee Cheng 李清医生 Senior Consultant and Adjunct Associate Professor | Vice Chairman Medical Board (Clinical) | Programme Director, National Addictions Management Service (NAMS) & Head, Emergency Services
Institute of Mental Health, Singapore 
Dr Lee obtained his medical degree from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1990. He is currently the Vice-Chairman Medical Board (Clinical) at the Institute of Mental Health and the Programme Director for the National Addictions Management Service. He is also a Clinical Senior Lecturer at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS and Adjunct Associate Professor at Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University (NTU).


Sandor Heng Psychologist, Institute of Mental Health (IMH)
Dr Sandor Heng, Senior Clinical Psychologist, has been working in IMH for 5 years, and has a specific interest in working with individuals with addictions and co-occurring mental health problems. He attained his professional qualifications in Australia, and holds a current registration with the Allied Health Practitioner Regulatory Agency (AHPRA).

To find out more about Read! Fest 2018, visit

Read! Fest is back for the 5th year running! NLB’s annual literary festival continues to celebrate the joy of reading, this year dedicated to The Pursuit of Happiness. Find your happiness through the many programmes lined up from 22 Jun – 28 Jul.


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Central Public Library

100 Victoria Street, National Library Board, Singapore