Sharing ones own mental health recovery story can reinforce feelings of strength, resilience and courage. It is one of the most effect methods of fighting against mental health stigma.
Join us at the Jockey Club Studio Theatre inside the Fringe Club on Wednesday 16th August 2023 for a brief networking event , followed by a mental health story sharing and discussion. Come join us in listening to our ambassadors share their perspective on their mental health recovery journey from depression, anxiety and claustrophobia.
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. Register now.
Date: Tuesday 15 Aug 2023
Time: 6:30PM – 8:00PM HKT (6:30-7PM networking event, 7PM-8PM mental health story sharing) There will also be time after the event until 9pm for networking.
Mode: In person mental health sharing event
Location: Jockey Club Studio Theatre, Fringe Club
Guest: Hilary (Mind HK Ambassador) , Eddie (Mind HK Ambassador), Bosco (Mind HK Ambassador)
Host: Vicki (Mind HK Assistant Manager – Anti Stigma project)
Price: The event is free entry, donations are welcome and encouraged – all proceeds will go back to support Mind HK’s anti-stigma work.
Hilary (Mind HK Ambassador)
Hilary is a creative media and brand specialist who enjoys focusing on her holistic health and wellness through working out and practising mindfulness. She has previously been diagnosed with panic disorder since her early 20s and later was diagnosed with anxiety and depression. She understands that having others to support the journey of recovery is very important so she hopes that people who are dealing with mental health issue can find comfort through her story.
Eddie (Mind HK Ambassador)
Eddie is born and raised in Sweden. He moved to Hong Kong almost 7 years ago. Eddie has been experiencing anxiety and claustrophobia with panic attacks. As part of his recovery; he is actively practicing meditation and mindfulness, and maintains an active lifestyle. He loves sports and going to the gym. Through Mind HK, he hopes he can share his experiences with mental health struggle to a broader audience and contribute to distigmatiising mental health.
Bosco (Mind HK Ambassador)
Hello, I am Bosco, I was diagnosed with depression in 2020, but I am grateful that I am supported with good doctors and friends, I fully recovered in half a year. I believe that mental health should not be a lonely journey, our friends and family are always our companion on the way.
About More Than A Label
“More than a Label 我就是我” is Mind HK’s campaign in partnership with MINDSET, which stems from its goal of changing and influencing the public’s perception towards persons with diagnosable mental health conditions. Funded by Jardine Matheson Group, 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 want to showcase realistic portrayals of people who have faced mental health problems and recovered and depict their holistic identity.
With this campaign, we hope to raise awareness of the stigma towards persons with 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 facilitate more conversation in mental health, which will in turn help destigmatise mental health in Hong Kong.