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Mental Health Awareness & Wellbeing Festival

Spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic, interest and awareness of mental health concerns became pertinent topics of conversation both within migrant communities and the wider public. For some, literature and the arts empowered self-expression and strengthened community support systems. We started this festival to continue conversations about mental health beyond the pandemic, including perspectives from artists, mental health professionals and humanitarian organisations. The festival aims to provide many entry points to this conversation: hear lived experiences from storytellers; use humor to empower a greater sense of control; or take home practical information on mindfulness techniques.

2022

Returning for its second edition, the Mental Health Awareness & Wellbeing Festival invites migrant writers, local writers, and mental health professionals to share their diverse perspectives on mental wellbeing during the pandemic and beyond. Held on 9 October, its slate of programmes – including a panel discussion, storytelling performance, mindfulness activity, and more – explores ways that communities can build resilience together and celebrates art as a valuable tool for self-expression and coping with difficult times.

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2021

Launch of Call and Response 2

Launch of Call and Response 2

On 25 April 2021, Migrant Writers of Singapore hosted the inaugural Mental Health Awareness & Wellbeing Festival with the theme “Building Back Better: Mental Health Beyond COVID-19”. Its programmes – which include a panel discussion, storytelling session, yoga and meditation, film screening, stand-up comedy, and poetry reading – champions mental well-being among locals and migrants alike. Held at the Tzu Chi Humanistic Youth Centre, the Festival was live-streamed online with a limited on-site audience of 50, in accordance with the government’s Safe Management Measures,

feat. MP Louis Ng Kok Kwang (Guest of Honour), Lim Choon Choon, Zakir Hossain Khokan

Building Back Better feat. Dr. Carol Loi Tien tau, Dr. Chan Lai Gwen, Janelyn Dupingay, Jevon Ng, Pranay Roy (Moderator)

feat. David Wong Hsien Ming, Indah Yosevinah, Julie Ann tabigne, Masum Hasan Jewel, Rajendran Vijayakant, Rea Maac (Host)

feat. Stephanie Dogfoot

feat. Ellen lavilla, Saleemah Ismael, Tasrif Ahmed, Windu Lestari, Eliz Morante (Host)

feat. Rena Pierron

feat. “The Kitchlets” by Clarisse Chua

feat. Ning Pei Chua

feat. Theophilus Kwek

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PRESS

14 September, 2022
In conjunction with the 'Mental Health Awareness & Wellbeing Fe...
14 September, 2022
In conjunction with the 'Mental Health Awareness & Wellbeing Fe...
8 September, 2022
Members of the public can now learn more about mental health awaren...
8 September, 2022
Members of the public can now learn more about mental health awaren...
12 August, 2021
In May 2021, the Ministry of Manpower invited Tzu Chi Singapore to ...
12 August, 2021
In May 2021, the Ministry of Manpower invited Tzu Chi Singapore to ...
14 September, 2022
In conjunction with the 'Mental Health Awareness & Wellbeing Fe...
14 September, 2022
In conjunction with the 'Mental Health Awareness & Wellbeing Fe...
8 September, 2022
Members of the public can now learn more about mental health awaren...
8 September, 2022
Members of the public can now learn more about mental health awaren...
12 August, 2021
In May 2021, the Ministry of Manpower invited Tzu Chi Singapore to ...
12 August, 2021
In May 2021, the Ministry of Manpower invited Tzu Chi Singapore to ...

FAIRS AND FESTIVALS

There is something for everyone at our fairs and festivals, with topics ranging from mental health to mother language appreciation. Prepare to be blown away by dynamic and interdisciplinary showcases while discovering a wide array of writers.

FAIRS AND FESTIVALS

There is something for everyone at our fairs and festivals, with topics ranging from mental health to mother language appreciation. Prepare to be blown away by dynamic and interdisciplinary showcases while discovering a wide array of writers.

FAIRS AND FESTIVALS

There is something for everyone at our fairs and festivals, with topics ranging from mental health to mother language appreciation. Prepare to be blown away by dynamic and interdisciplinary showcases while discovering a wide array writers.

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