World Mental Health Day takes place annually on 10 October, and it is an international day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. In conjunction with World Mental Health Day 2021, Project Green Ribbon Singapore (PGR) brings you The Unheard: Human Library – a presentation of personal stories on mental health. A Human Library is a concept birthed in Denmark where real people are on loan to readers, giving readers the opportunity to listen to their stories first hand.
In view of the covid restrictions, this event will take place virtually so tune in to our Facebook and Instagram to hear from our guest speakers who will share their stories of mental health struggles and how they overcame them.
Our Guest of Honour:
Ms Sun Xueling
Minister of State, Ministry of Social and Family Development & Ministry of Education.
Our Guest Speakers :
(Artistic Director, Pangdemonium Theatre Company)
With over 25 years of experience performing on both stage and screen in Singapore and the United Kingdom, Adrian is often described as a veteran. In 2020, he founded Pangdemonium Theatre Company with his wife, Tracie.
From day one, Pangdemonium’s mission has been to create theatre that is viscerally stimulating, emotionally charged, intellectually provocative, and socially relevant – living up to their motto of taking people on “ass-kicking adventures in theatre”. A big part of their mission is also to uncover and nurture new, exciting young talent, and be instrumental in “sowing seeds” for the future of Singapore theatre. Together with the awesome team at Pangdemonium, they continue to prove that Singapore is able to produce theatre that can achieve international standards; theatre that Singaporeans can be proud of, and inspire people to embrace theatre as a way of life.
He will be sharing on the topic: Sometimes, Love is not enough
(ED, Trade Portfolio Management Coach, Counsellor)
Eric is a banking professional with 15+years of experience in the financial services industry. He currently works as Trade Portfolio Manager/Executive Director for a global Bank and is an avid trail runner, wildlife rescue volunteer, prison counselor, personal /career coach, dog trainer and art lover. While it doesn’t define him, he is also a complex PTSD survivor
He will be sharing on the topic: From outer to inner strength: journey to vulnerability
(Founder, Rebound with Resilience)
Kevin has spoken and trained in over 100 schools and organizations, to parents, working adults, and students of different backgrounds and ages. Experiencing and overcoming depression and mania gave him a deep obsession and passion to advocate for and raise the resilience of our nation. He specializes in talks centered around personal & collective resilience, and mental health & wellness.
He also hosts a podcast (Youtube/Spotify) where he shares useful resilience tips, and converses with guests with incredible stories of struggle & triumph, as well as experts in the field of mental wellness. This gives him deep insights for engaging talks, and a resource where audiences get continued education & inspiration.
He will be sharing on the topic: Fear and Faith; Purpose From Pain (Facing and Overcoming Depression & Mania
(Chief of Everything, GOODSTUPH)
GOODSTUPH’s founder Pat Law brings with her over 15 years of digital and social advertising experience. Often referred to as the bitch of advertising, she rose through ranks from Publicis to Leo Burnett and Ogilvy.
At GOODSTUPH, Law grew the business from a negative $10,000 loan to a multi-million agency within the first 3 years, serving as both CEO and ECD.
Law was named one of Singapore’s Most Influential Creative Directors for two consecutive years in 2017 and 2018, being the only other female out of 15 creative directors to do so.
She will be sharing on the topic: Going 400 days without a day off
(International Speaker, Maximum Performance Coach, Financial Advisor for the High-Net-Worth)
Sakthivel Thevar is an award-winning leader in Financial Services and a highly sought-after international speaker and Maximum Performance coach within the business and corporate circle starting his career in the most challenging way possible, as a military officer and Airborne Ranger in the Singapore Armed Forces.
As a highly sought-after international speaker and Success coach within the business and corporate circle, he has spoken at numerous overseas conventions and Financial Institutions on, Achieving Maximum Performance, Creating Visibility Around Personal Brand, and Transformational Leadership.
As an award-winning leader in Financial Services and a strong reputation for sound advice, Sakthi runs a genuinely client-focused business working closely with high-net-worth individuals and business owners in areas of Estate Planning, Wealth Accumulation, and Business succession planning.
He will be sharing on the topic: Rise Above Mediocrity
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Let the Unheard be Heard
Donation proceeds will go into the funding of The Unheard – PGR’s pilot initiative in building a community to share the unique voices of their life struggles. We believe stories have the ability to heal and empower those who are facing similar circumstances. Since PGR’s inception, The Unheard has been taking place through a myriad of channels, including but not limited to:
– Corporate and School Webinars
– Writing Submissions
– Creative Expressions: An avenue for people to express their work through artistic means beyond writing and speaking