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Promoting a healthy lifestyle

Baiduri Bank hosted its inaugural Workplace Wellness Forum at the Baiduri Community Space at the bank’s headquarters at Jalan Gadong yesterday.

The Baiduri Workplace Wellness Forum is a collaboration between Baiduri Bank and the Ministry of Health (MoH).

Health professionals from the Health Promotion Centre (HPC), Clinical Psychology Department at the MoH, Pantai Jerudong Specialist Centre (PJSC), and Clarity Brunei formed the speaker panel, discussing a range of topics including mental health, maintaining a balanced diet, as well as preventative and management strategies to combat chronic diseases.

Baiduri Bank Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Business Development Pengiran Azaleen bin Pengiran Dato Haji Mustapha said, “In 2020, we launched the Employee Wellness Initiative (EWI), centred on four fundamental pillars: mental, emotional, spiritual, and financial health.

“This forum stands as a testament to the bank’s commitment in cultivating a positive work environment, and we hope to inspire other organisations to prioritise the implementation of wellness initiatives.”

ABOVE & BELOW: Baiduri Bank officers and staff participate in wellness activities. PHOTOS: BAIDURI BANK

MoH Head of Psychiatric Services Dr Hilda Ho, who was a mental health panellist at the forum, commended Baiduri Bank’s initiative to prioritise employee wellness, stating it demonstrates their understanding of the profound influence work culture has on the overall performance of an organisation.

During the panel discussion, HPC shed light on their recently launched ‘Reduce Salt’ programme dedicated to raising awareness on healthier dietary choices, and the ‘Healthier Choice Logo (HCL)’ initiative to advocate for healthier food options.

The event also featured a session led by expert advisors from Actxa Wellness Singapore on kickstarting a transformative wellness journey, and a demonstration on healthy meal preparation by Seven Sporks.

The event concluded with participants joining a variety of wellness and fitness activities guided by instructors from Soul Industry.