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Live to work or work to live? — Managing Your Mental Health at Work (ENG)

Join us on 19th April 2022 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm for a conversation with Ben and Kan, our Mind HK Ambassadors, on how they have managed their mental health and work-life balance in Hong Kong, work burnout, stressors in Asia and coping with anxiety and depression.

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Live to work or work to live? — Managing Your Mental Health at Work (ENG)

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Apr 19, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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為工作生活 vs 為生活而工作?—— 在工作中照顧你的精神健康 | Live to work or work to live? — Managing Your Mental Health at Work (ENGLISH)

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April is #StressAwarenessMonth! Hong Kong is currently ranked 45 out of 50 cities in terms of work-life balance and has some of the longest working hours in the world.

Join us on 19th April 2022 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm for a conversation with Ben and Kan, our Mind HK Ambassadors, on how they have managed their mental health and work-life balance in Hong Kong, work burnout, stressors in Asia and coping with anxiety and depression.

Date: 19th April 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm HKT Method: Zoom Live Event Host: Vicki Tsang (Mind HK Anti-stigma Project Coordinator) Guest: Ben (Mind HK Ambassador) and Kan (Mind HK Ambassador) Language: English

To read Ben and Kan's story for More Than A Label, please see the story hyperlinked below as well as a brief description of our ambassadors:

Ben's story: Ben is a British born marketing professional, living in Hong Kong for 4 years and Asia for 8, who has recovered from work place burnout, depression and anxiety. Ben is a mental health thriver, a runner, a reader, a music fan and is passionate about advocating for better workplace mental health.

Kan's story: Kan retired from her own business to volunteer in charity work in her 50’s. Before that, she went through a period of burnout, depression and anxiety at work. During this time, she benefitted from jogging, reading, and particularly meaningful conversations with family and friends, this emotional support taught her the benefit of empathy. By opening up and revealing her vulnerabilities, helped her see that she is not alone, talking is therapeutic. Struggling with mental health is common in all walks of life.

Both Ben and Kan have contributed greatly to Mind HK’s More Than A Label Anti-Stigma campaign. They are both our ambassadors and have shared their story and recovery journey with us in our "More Than a Label: This is our story" book. Our book, which features a collection of mental health stories from diverse members of the Hong Kong community, is now on sale at Bookazine for $120 HKD, with all proceeds going back to supporting our campaign.

Join in and learn more about mental health conditions through a lived experience discussion-based panel!

Click here to learn more about the 'More Than a Label' antistigma programme: www.morethanalabelhk.com

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「More Than a Label 我就是我」是 Mind HK 與香港思健合作策劃的全新計劃,計劃源於我們希望改變大眾對精神疾病患者的觀感。由怡和集團贊助,此計劃透過邀請復元人士分享他們的精神健康復元故事,來展示他們最真實的一面、描繪最真實的自己,藉此鼓勵大眾擺脫對精神疾病的固有觀念、污名及標籤。

我們希望透過這個計劃來提升大眾對精神疾病及其污名的認知,並為復元人士充權。我們深信這次計劃能鼓勵社會大眾展開更多有關精神健康的對話,協助消除有關精神健康的污名。

“More than a Label 我就是我” is Mind HK new 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 Jardines Matheson, 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.

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