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Thu, Nov 24


G/F, Shop No. 5, Sun Fung Mansion, 52-6

Poetry for Mental Health: The Healing Power of Words

Join us for an intimate mental health poetry reading and sharing on November 24th from 7pm to 8pm. Vish, Sadie and Derek will be sharing their unique take on mental health storytelling through autobiographical poems on depression, bipolar disorder and ADHD that they have written.

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Poetry for Mental Health: The Healing Power of Words
Poetry for Mental Health: The Healing Power of Words

Time & Location

Nov 24, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

G/F, Shop No. 5, Sun Fung Mansion, 52-6, Central, Hong Kong

About the Event

Tickets will be $50HKD with all proceeds going back to Mind HK’s anti-stigma campaign. Register here

Event details:

Date: 24th November 2022

Time: 7:00PM – 8:00PM HKT

Mode: In person mental health poetry sharing event

Moderator: Odile (lead clinical advisor for the Anti-Stigma Project)

Guest : Vish (Mind HK Ambassadors), Sadie (Mind HK Ambassadors) and Derek (Mind HK Ambassadors)

Language: English

Price: $50HKD, with all proceeds going back to Mind HK’s anti-stigma campaign

Speaker bios:

Vish, Mind HK Ambassador:

Vishal is a writer and spoken word performer in between being a creative writing teacher. He has been a fixture of the poetry and performance scene, featuring in events including TEDx, SoFar Sounds, and the Hong Kong Literary Festival. In 2021 his debut poetry collection Please stand back from the platform door was published by Proverse Publishing.

Sadie, Mind HK Ambassador:

Sadie is a TV & radio host, writer and performer. She produces and presents quirky little podcasts, offbeat docs and humorous slots for RTHK Radio 3, including ‘Bipolar Express’, ‘Mental Ideas’ and her humour column ‘Sharp Pains’. She is a freelance writer, having produced humour and a ‘think’ pieces about her bipolar disorder for Hong Kong publications. She believes that every time you laugh at yourself a tiny demon dies.

Derek, Mind HK Ambassador:

Derek was born and raised in Hong Kong before spending eight years in the US for high school and college, where he played D1 college squash for his university and graduated with a degree in creative writing and philosophy. He now work as a personal and rehabilitation trainer specialising in movement at a multidisciplinary health clinic in Hong Kong.

Register link:

Click here to learn more about the ‘More Than a Label’ antistigma programme:


「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。


“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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