About The Conversation
It isn’t easy for parents to understand everything about their child(ren), not to mention the state of their mental well-being. And it’s equally difficult for youths to communicate with their family when sometimes they can hardly put their thoughts and emotions into words.
In this conversation, parents and youths are invited to gain perspectives and share theirs on the challenges faced today during youths’ growing up years.
Segment 1: Opening Panel Discussion
Panelists will introduce themselves and share their thoughts revolving around ‘Unlearning and Relearning’ in their journey as parents
Segment 2: Focus Group Discussion
Parents and youth participants will move into small-group discussions for moderated and deeper conversations on their personal experiences with mental well-being and parent-child relationships, and ideate ways of improving parent-child communication.
Segment 3: Panel Discussion
We will explore topics such as a parent’s changing role throughout a child’s growing up years and school life, what might be useful to unlearn and relearn, and when to seek professional help for children. The panel includes experts and parents from mental health and advocacy organisations, and a youth moderator.
This Conversation is joined by
Joel Lim (Moderator)
Referred to as an “info-encer”, Joel breaks down complex issues for the masses. After gaining prominence with viral analyses during GE2020, he now focuses on making important topics such as education, politics and social issues digestible and relevant to youths.
Adrian is a Malaysian-born Singapore former actor, host, and the artistic director of Pangdemonium. He is also among the Tatler 300 Industry Leaders honours list for Arts, Media and Entertainment.
Sandra has had 10 years of experience working with youths and adults in a welfare organisation and has worked in a Human Resource Consultancy focused on solution of the workforce and organisational development.
Ling Anne Hsieh
Project Green Ribbon
Ling Anne developed a strong passion for mental health and social work due to her personal struggles in life. She co-founded Project Green Ribbon as a ground-up initiative to ensure that others get the help that she did not get.
Wong Lai Chun
Over The Rainbow Listens
Lai Chun has accumulated more than 10 years of experience in the social service sector, of which 8 years was in Crisis work. She was formerly the Senior Assistant Director of Samaritans of Singapore.
Do I have to pay to sign up for this conversation?
No! This conversation is free for all to sign up, as are all the activities in "The Next Step For Us", the Mental Health Collective Conference.
Why is this a closed-door conversation?
This is to ensure that a safe and secure space is created for our participants to share their personal experiences. Potential sensitivities may also arise from parents and youths sharing personal stories and insights in public settings.
If this is a closed-door conversation, can I still join and how do I join?
By youths, you mean...?
I am neither a parent nor a youth. Can I sign up for this conversation?
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