Empathy Series - Connecting Through Empathy

SBF Foundation Empathy Series 2022

Taking place last Friday of every month in 2022.  
You will learn about disabilities, the strengths of people in need or what it takes to create kindness culture in the workplace and others. 


Connecting through Empathy
“Empathy” is increasingly referred to in today’s world as an important component for human interactions. But what is empathy, really? 
This workshop looks at the principles behind this concept and what distinguishes empathy from other forms of care for others. We will discover why it is a fundamental part of successful relating, and what happens in its absence by exploring some common ways in which we relate to each other. Using empathy can bring about very different outcomes and to this end, we will look at how to language empathy as we put it into practice in our work or volunteer spaces when we reach out to our beneficiaries.  

Speaker's Profile

Renay Pereira
Renay Pereira is the new Training and Programme Manager at Caring for Life (CFL), a social service agency that complements existing suicide prevention provisions and builds supportive communities. Prior to this, she worked for 5½ years at another agency running mental health psychoeducation programmes and providing emotional support to families. Her then portfolio as the Corporate Outreach Manager saw her building relationships with companies, providing training for staff and helping to develop in-house support networks. She has also been based through the agency at the Institute of Mental Health and Khoo Teck Puat Hospital as a Caregiver Support Specialist.

Renay has a Master of Social Work from the Singapore University of Social Sciences. During the Graduate Diploma phase of her training, she spent time at Child Protective Service at the Ministry of Social & Family Development. She also has degrees from the National University of Singapore in Economics and English at a bachelor’s level, and a Master of Arts in English Studies.

Prior to joining the social service sector, Renay was an educator at Singapore Polytechnic as well as at the National University of Singapore. She sat on the Management Committee of the Eurasian Association which is one of the four self-help groups in Singapore and headed their Youth Committee as Chairman.
Renay is a passionate advocate for the creation of environments where people can thrive.

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Administrative Details

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9/30/2022 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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