In honour of International Women’s Day, Mind HK is teaming up with The Women’s Foundation for an evening of thoughtful sharing on women’s mental health and the importance of work-life balance to maintaining our mental health. Register here
Join us at Banyan Workspace in Quarry Bay on March 28th from 6pm to 7:30pm for a brief networking event for the first 30 minutes then a mental health story sharing and discussion from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Come join us in listening to our ambassadors share their perspective on women’s mental health around work-life balance, workplace mental health and depression.
The event is free entry but registration is required to allow us to have an approximate guest count. Donations are welcome and encouraged – all proceeds will go back to support Mind HK’s anti-stigma work.
Date: Tuesday, 28th March 2023
Time: 6PM – 7:30PM HKT (6-6:30PM networking event, 6:30PM-7:30PM mental health story sharing)
Mode: In person mental health sharing event
Location: Banyan Workspace (Suite 1204 Eastern Harbour Centre, Hoi Chak St, Quarry Bay)
Moderator: Steph Ng (Mind HK PhD student and Body Banter Founder)
In Collaboration With: The Women’s Foundation
Price: The event is free entry, donations are welcome and encouraged – all proceeds will go back to support Mind HK’s anti-stigma work.
Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/womens-mental-health-work-life-balance-and-mental-health-tickets-570211537057
Steph, Mind HK PhD student and Body Banter Founder:
Steph is a PhD student in a joint program between Mind HK and the University of Hong Kong. Her research focuses on how language shapes our attitudes toward mental illness in Hong Kong, and explores how we can harness the power of hearing and sharing each others’ stories to address mental health stigma in our community.
Tiffany, Mind HK Ambassador
Marketing manager by day, vegan chef off office hours. Tiffany’s journey is inspired by her personal experience combating mental health challenges. It first arose shortly after her graduation, in coping with relocation, workplace environment and social life adjustment. Without knowing, this adjustment turned into 10 years of depression and anxiety. Today, she is fully recovered. She hopes, by sharing her personal story, that more people can see the silver lining in all situations – if there’s a will, there’s, always, a way.
Vivian, Mind HK Ambassador
Vivian was previously diagnosed with depression while in university. She loves exercising, interacting with people, and writing journals as part of the ways to process her emotions and get to know herself better. She hopes that her story will show those who are experiencing mental struggles that recovery is possible and the journey is indeed invaluable empowering people to be more resilient and appreciative of life.
Connie Cheung, Programme Director, The Women’s Foundation
Connie Cheung leads the Community Programme Team at The Women’s Foundation, delivering evidence based programmes that empower underprivileged women and girls, and challenge gender stereotypes, especially around STEM. Previously, Connie served at the Employees Retraining Board for nine years, which included a secondment to the Labour Department. Prior to that, she worked in Hong Kong Cable News as a reporter and anchor.
Click here to learn more about the ‘More Than a Label’ antistigma programme: www.morethanalabelhk.com
“More than a Label 我就是我” is Mind HK campaign in partnership with MINDSET, which stems from their goal of changing and influencing the public’s perception towards persons with diagnosable mental health conditions. Funded by Jardines Matheson, this campaign encourages the public to look beyond the typical, stigmatising, labels associated with mental health diagnoses. Through personal stories of mental health journeys, we showcase realistic portrayals of people who have faced mental health problems are in recovery to ignite hope in others and encourage help-seeking.
With this campaign, we hope to raise awareness of the stigma towards mental health conditions, celebrate the resilience and strength of people in recovery, and educate and equip the public with mental health knowledge. We believe this will encourage more conversation in mental health, which will in turn help destigmatise mental health in Hong Kong.