Mind HK

Mind HK (Mind Mental Health Hong Kong Limited) is a S88 registered charity (91/16471), which launched in 2017. Our vision is to ensure no one in Hong Kong has to face a mental health problem alone. Through resources, training, and outreach campaigns and programmes, we help to educate around mental health and remove the associate stigma, with the aim of achieving the best mental health for all in Hong Kong. With existing collaboration and research efforts, we are here to support Hong Kong in becoming a global leader and regional model for public mental health.

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Event Details

"Our Mental Health Stories: Speaking Up Against Stigma", is the first event of its kind featuring Mind HK ambassadors. Hosted by Mind HK and MINDSET Hong Kong and sponsored by Jardine Matheson Group, in honour of their antistigma campaign "More Than a Label", the event will feature a series of personal stories on stigma and mental health from Mind HK's very own ambassadors. Taking place on 25th May (Wednesday), the virtual event will run from 11am to 8pm - all are welcome and registration is free. Lived experience stories of stigma, conversations with loved ones on having experienced a mental health challenge together, what it's like to be living in recovery from depression, anxiety and an eating disorder, managing a mental health diagnosis as a neurodivergent person, and many more topics surrounding mental health, will be covered through the sessions! We hope to use these stories and conversations to showcase, encourage and empower more conversations and actions around mental health.

[FULL DAY ACCESS] Our Mental Health Stories: Speaking Up Against Stigma

You can gain access to Our Mental Health Stories: Speaking Up Against Stigma from 11:00AM to 8:00PM.

Standard PriceFree

[DONATION TICKET] FULL DAY ACCESS

You can gain access to Our Mental Health Stories: Speaking Up Against Stigma from 11:00AM to 8:00PM. All proceeds from this donation ticket will go to Mind Mental Health Hong Kong Limited (Mind HK) to support its 'More Than A Label' anti-stigma work.

Standard PriceHKD 150.-

[Cantonese] Welcome: The Prologue of Our Stories

You can gain access to [Cantonese] The Prologue of Our Stories from 11:00AM to 11:50AM.

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[ENG] Welcome: The Prologue of Our Stories

You can gain access to [ENG] The Prologue of Our Stories from 11:00AM to 11:50AM.

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[Cantonese] These are our Stories of Stigma

You can gain access to [Cantonese] These are our Stories of Stigma from 12:00PM to 12:50PM.

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[ENG] Hear my voices – Embracing myself as a Neurodivergent Person

You can gain access to [ENG] Hear my voices – Embracing myself as a Neurodivergent Person from 12:00PM to 12:50PM.

Standard PriceFree

[ENG] If you want to talk, I’m here.

You can gain access to [ENG] If you want to talk, I’m here. from 1:00PM to 1:30PM.

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[Cantonese] Living in Recovery: Anxiety and Depression

You can gain access to [Cantonese] Living in Recovery: Anxiety and Depression from 2:00PM to 2:50PM.

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[ENG] Living in Recovery: Eating Disorders

You can gain access to [ENG] Living in Recovery: Eating Disorders from 3:00PM to 3:50PM.

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[ENG] Finding my own remedy – Diverse Help Seeking Experiences Complimenting Traditional Methods

You can gain access to [ENG] Finding my own remedy – Diverse Help Seeking Experiences Complimenting Traditional Methods from 4:00PM to 4:50PM.

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[ENG] These are our Stories of Stigma

You can gain access to [ENG] These are our Stories of Stigma from 5:00PM to 5:50PM.

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[Cantonese] Revisiting Mental Health from Cross Cultural perspectives

You can gain access to [Cantonese] Revisiting Mental Health from Cross Cultural perspectives from 6:00PM to 6:50PM.

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[ENG] Work to live vs Live to work: Burnout Edition

You can gain access to [ENG] Work to live vs Live to work: Burnout Edition from 7:00PM to 7:50PM

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Agenda

May 25, 2022

Events

11:00 AM
Welcome: The Prologue of Our Stories (Cantonese)
1 in 7 in Hong Kong will experience a common mental health disorder at any given time. And yet, according to our 2021 research on antistigma, 46% of respondents believe that the main cause of mental illness is a lack of self-discipline and willpower. Join us as we celebrate and commence our one-day virtual storytelling event, Our Mental Health Stories: Speaking Up Against Stigma, followed by a brief introduction of the most commonly diagnosed mental health conditions from a Mind HK Clinical Advisor and a brief sharing from a Mind HK Ambassador on having experienced some of the most common mental health conditions.
Margaret (Ambassador at Mind HK)
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
These are our Stories of Stigma (Cantonese)
37% of respondents from our research in 2021 considered it frightening to think of people with mental health problems living in residential neighborhoods, a stark but unfortunately unsurprising insight on the level of stigma in Hong Kong. Stigmatising views on people with mental health conditions make it more difficult for anyone to seek help for their mental health, creating challenges and barriers for recovery. Join us in listening to our Mind HK Ambassadors Jeff and Coby’s lived experience mental health stories on bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder, depression and ADHD and how they faced and overcame mental health stigma.
Coby (Ambassador at Mind HK)
Jeffrey (Ambassador at Mind HK)
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
If you want to talk, I’m here. (English)
We hope that mental health journeys are rarely taken alone. Oftentimes, people have a loved one who has also experienced various aspects of their mental health journey with them. We are inviting our Mind HK Ambassador Erica and her mom to have a candid conversation on what it was like to go through different chapters of her mental health story – from both of their perspectives. They will also discuss the role of support from a loved one and what they’ve learned from one another along the way.
Erica (Ambassador at Mind HK)
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
BREAK
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Living in Recovery: Anxiety and Depression (Cantonese)
Have you ever wanted to ask someone what it was like recovering from anxiety and depression? We have collected questions from the public on what they want to learn about with recovery from anxiety and depression. Join us as our ambassadors, Annissa and Lalin, share their mental health story and help answer some of the questions that you’ve asked in hopes of destigmatising mental health in Hong Kong and improving awareness around the two most common mental health conditions.
Annissa (Ambassador at Mind HK)
Lalin (Ambassador at Mind HK)
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Living in Recovery: Eating Disorders (English)
Are you interested in hearing personal stories on recovering from an eating disorder? We have collected questions from the public on what they want to learn about recovery from eating disorders. Tune in to listen to Yen and Bea, Mind HK Ambassadors, on their recovery journey from an eating disorder and answer some of your questions about what it was like overcoming an eating disorder in Hong Kong and destigmatising one of the most common mental health diagnoses for women.
Yen (Ambassador at Mind HK)
Bea (Ambassador at Mind HK)
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Finding my own remedy – Diverse Help Seeking Experiences Complimenting Traditional Methods (English)
Seeking help for your mental health can look like many different things and sometimes it is complicated to figure out what will work best for you. There is no one size fits all. Join us and Bea and Gaëlle, Mind HK Ambassadors, who will share their mental health stories and explore how various methods of seeking help have helped them in their recovery from an eating disorder and postpartum psychosis. We will explore how the creative arts can be used to complement traditional means of help seeking in one’s road to recovery.
Bea (Ambassador at Mind HK)
Gaëlle (Ambassador at Mind HK)
5:00 PM - 5:50 PM
These are our Stories of Stigma (English)
37% of respondents from our research in 2021 considered it frightening to think of people with mental health problems living in residential neighborhoods, a stark but unfortunately unsurprising insight on the level of stigma in Hong Kong. Stigmatising views on people with mental health conditions make it more difficult for anyone to seek help for their mental health, creating challenges and barriers for recovery. Join us in listening to our Mind HK Ambassadors Claudia, Jonathan and Hafsa’s lived experience mental health stories on bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder, depression and ADHD and how they faced and overcame mental health stigma.
Claudia (Ambassador at Mind HK)
Hafsa (Ambassador at Mind HK)
Jonathan (Ambassador at Mind HK)
6:00 PM - 6:50 PM
Revisiting Mental Health from Cross Cultural perspectives (Cantonese)
How we perceive and approach mental health is greatly affected by the culture and environment we are surrounded with; there are factors unique to Hong Kong. Join Mind HK Ambassadors, Annissa and Michael, as they discuss the impact and importance of our cultural differences and similarities, particularly in Hong Kong, when it comes to navigating their mental health journey. The ambassadors will be sharing their own lived experience recovering from depression, anxiety and living with ADHD and how culture played a role in this.
Annissa (Ambassador at Mind HK)
Michael (Ambassador at Mind HK)
7:00 PM - 7:50 PM
Work to live vs Live to work: Burnout Edition (English)
Hong Kong has one of the longest working hours in the world. And with that, comes less time for us to take care of ourselves and our mental health. Join us for a panel featuring Lalin, Joann and Pooja, Mind HK Ambassadors, to discuss the importance of maintaining a work-life balance, prioritising one’s mental health and recognising burnout.
Lalin (Ambassador at Mind HK)
Joann (Ambassador at Mind HK)
Pooja (Ambassador at Mind HK)

Concurrent Events

11:00 AM
The Prologue of Our Stories (English)
1 in 7 in Hong Kong will experience a common mental health disorder at any given time. And yet, according to our 2021 research on antistigma, 46% of respondents believe that the main cause of mental illness is a lack of self-discipline and willpower. Join us as we celebrate and commence our one-day virtual storytelling event, Our Mental Health Stories: Speaking Up Against Stigma, followed by a brief introduction of the most commonly diagnosed mental health conditions from a Mind HK Clinical Advisor and a brief sharing from a Mind HK Ambassador on having experienced some of the most common mental health conditions.
Yen (Ambassador at Mind HK)
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Hear my voices – Embracing myself as a Neurodivergent Person (English)
Receiving a mental health diagnosis can be a difficult moment on its own. But receiving a mental health diagnosis can pose particular challenges for a neurodivergent person. Join us with Claudia, Mind HK Ambassador, as we discuss the challenges and unique perspectives that they have had navigating through their mental health journey as a neurodivergent person.
Claudia (Ambassador at Mind HK)

Speakers

Bea (Ambassador at Mind HK)

Bea

Ambassador at Mind HK

Carol (Deputy CEO of Mind HK)

Carol

Deputy CEO of Mind HK

Claudia (Ambassador at Mind HK)

Claudia

Ambassador at Mind HK

Coby (Ambassador at Mind HK)

Coby

Ambassador at Mind HK

Erica (Ambassador at Mind HK)

Erica

Ambassador at Mind HK

Annissa (Ambassador at Mind HK)

Annissa

Ambassador at Mind HK

Gaëlle (Ambassador at Mind HK)

Gaëlle

Ambassador at Mind HK

Hafsa (Ambassador at Mind HK)

Hafsa

Ambassador at Mind HK

Jeffrey (Ambassador at Mind HK)

Jeffrey

Ambassador at Mind HK

Joann (Ambassador at Mind HK)

Joann

Ambassador at Mind HK

Jonathan (Ambassador at Mind HK)

Jonathan

Ambassador at Mind HK

Lalin (Ambassador at Mind HK)

Lalin

Ambassador at Mind HK

Margaret (Ambassador at Mind HK)

Margaret

Ambassador at Mind HK

Michael (Ambassador at Mind HK)

Michael

Ambassador at Mind HK

Min (Chief Operations Officer (COO) at Mind HK)

Min

Chief Operations Officer (COO) at Mind HK

Natalie (Coolminds Project Coordinator at Mind HK)

Natalie

Coolminds Project Coordinator at Mind HK

Nicole (Coolminds Project Manager at Mind HK)

Nicole

Coolminds Project Manager at Mind HK

Odile (Lead Clinical Advisor - Anti-stigma Project at Mind HK)

Odile

Lead Clinical Advisor - Anti-stigma Project at Mind HK

Ophelia (Digital Content Coordinator at Mind HK)

Ophelia

Digital Content Coordinator at Mind HK

Pinky (Content Advisor at Mind HK)

Pinky

Content Advisor at Mind HK

Pooja (Ambassador at Mind HK)

Pooja

Ambassador at Mind HK

Steph (HKU and Mind HK PhD Student at Mind HK)

Steph

HKU and Mind HK PhD Student at Mind HK

Vicki (Anti-stigma Project Coordinator at Mind HK)

Vicki

Anti-stigma Project Coordinator at Mind HK

Yen (Ambassador at Mind HK)

Yen

Ambassador at Mind HK

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