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World Mental Health Day



Silver Ribbon (Singapore) is a proud affiliated member organization of World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH, website: www.wfmh.org). 

Richard C. Hunter, Deputy Secretary General of WFMH from 1983 through 2002, envisioned world mental health day as a global and unified effort to promote greater public awareness and understanding of mental health and mental illness. 

His dream continues to be realized each year on October 10 or in the month of October. Now, World Mental Health Day is celebrated annually in over 100 countries. Each year we become more excited to see the ever increasing number and effort that is put into educating, promoting and changing the world’s image of mental illness. No matter how large or small, each event raises awareness which eventually leads to a more educated public. 

Silver Ribbon (Singapore) organizes at least 2 mental health events monthly to combat mental health stigma and encourage early treatment. In addition, we have organized, or co-organised, or participated in the following events to commemorate World Mental Health Day in the month of October:

World Mental Health Day 2016

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20 Nov 2016

Escapade was organized by Silver Ribbon (Singapore) and supported by Sengkang South CCC, to celebrate World Mental Health Day 2016 with the theme ‘Together We Can Lor! Let’s Begin With Me! Don’t Say I Bojio!’.
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6 - 7 Oct 2016

In commemoration of World Mental Health Day and Silver Ribbon (Singapore)’s 10th Anniversary, with the support of People’s Association, and Assoc. Prof Fatimah Lateef as Conference Advisor, Silver Ribbon (Singapore) hosted the 2nd Asia Pacific Conference & Meeting on Mental Health.
World Mental Health Day 2015

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31 Oct 2015

Silver Ribbon (Singapore) celebrated World Mental Health Day together with residents of Ang Mo Kio-Hougang with a Chit Chat session with Mr Daryl David and launched 2 publications, ‘Mental Health Matters: Handbook for Grassroots Leaders’ and ‘MIND: Your Business’ which is a handbook for residents.

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1 Oct 2015

Silver Ribbon (Singapore), together with Raffles College of Higher Education, co-hosted the Regional Congress of World Federation for Mental Health 2015 with the theme “Innovations in Mental Health Care through Holistic Interventions in the Asia Pacific Region”.

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27 Sep 2015

“Associate Professor Fatimah Lateef Mental Health Innovator Award Competition”, co-organised by Silver Ribbon (Singapore) and Geylang Serai CCC, where residents learned more about mental wellness through information booths, TCM and a chit chat session with the MP.

World Mental Health Day 2014

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12 Oct 2014

Silver Ribbon (Singapore), with the support of 4 MPs, 16 partnering organisations and 26 participating organisations, launched World Mental Health Day 2014 - “It’s Time to C.A.R.E.” on the same day, at the same time at 4 constituencies.

World Mental Health Day 2013

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6 Oct 2013

Community Mental Wellness Carnival, where participants were able to learn more about mental health through mental health talks, movie-screening, panel discussion, booth exhibitions, etc., was co-organised by Silver Ribbon (Singapore) and Geylang CCC.

World Mental Health Day 2012

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27 Sep 2012 – 2 Jan 2013
World Mental Health Day 2012 @ Jurong Regional Library included a series of events by Silver Ribbon (Singapore) and its partners - Stamp Out Stigma Art Exhibition, Burst the Silence Photo Exhibition, Beyond the Naked Eye Mobile Art Exhibition, Picture My World; A Photography Exhibition. 

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7 Oct 2012
Community Mental Wellness Carnival, a joint event with Geylang Serai CCC, reached out to over 600 residents with a list of events such as mental health talks by local and overseas speakers, performances, booth exhibition, etc. 

World Mental Health Day 2011

13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 Aug and 4 Sep 2011
The Great Via Ferrata Wall Challenge with the theme “Hang On There” (H.O.T) was co-organised by Silver Ribbon (Singapore), Mediacorp, and Orchard Central at the world tallest indoor ferrata wall at Orchard Central. 

22 Sep 2011
Asia Exposed 2, a documentary, which featured on mental health issues, was screened. 

1 - 31 Oct 2011
Celebrating NLB-SRS Partnership - 23 libraries commemorated World Mental Health Day by setting up a WMHD corner to display books on mental health issues and inviting readers to vote for the branch where their favourite corner was located. 

2 Oct 2011
WMHD Mental Wellness Carnival involved 1200 participants of different backgrounds to join the record breaking silver ribbon human chain formation. Other event highlights included Presentation of Silver Ribbon Champion of Mental Health Award, booth exhibitions by mental health organisations, caregivers, and consumers, performances. 

World Mental Health Day 2010

3 Oct 2010
Silver Ribbon Human Chain Formation where we involved 2 members of parliament, consumers, caregivers, students, staffs of mental health organisations, members of public. This event was co-organised by Geylang Serai CCC. 

10 Oct 2010
The Great Via Ferrata Wall Challenge where we involved more than 20 popular artistes and radio DJs. This event was co-organised by Orchard Central. 

10 Oct 2010
Be Positive where we updated the community on mental health issues at Marina Square. This event was hosted by Health Promotion Board. 

World Mental Health Day 2009


10 Oct 2009
World Mental Health Day - Street Festival 

11 Oct 2009
World Mental Health Day @ Geylang Serai CC 

16 - 18 Oct 2009
Art of Mind, a programming showcase to challenge the stigma surrounding mental illness and promote social inclusion of people with mental health problems 

World Mental Health Day 2008



29 Sep - 5 Oct 2008
World Mental Health Day - Making Mental Health a Priority 

6 - 10 Oct 2008
Asia-Pacific Psychiatric Rehabilitation Conference 

10 Oct 2008
World Mental Health Day Celebration @ National University of Singapore 

World Mental Health Day 2007



6 Oct 2007
Stamp Out Stigma Graphic Art Competition 

7 Oct 2007
AGMI Walk 2007 @ Jurong GRC 

9 Oct 2007
World Mental Health Day Celebration @ Nanyang Technological University 

8 - 12 Oct 2007
World Mental Health Day Celebration @ National University of Singapore 

13 Oct 2007
Recording of Shoot 3, a talkshow that features on mental health issues by Mediacorps 

19 Oct 2007
Reaching Out Talk @ Institute of Technical Education (ITE) 

19 Oct 2007
World Mental Health Day Celebration at Library @ Orchard - Mental Health Issues among Migrants 

21 Oct 2007
World Mental Health Day Celebration @ Geylang Serai Citizen’s Consultative Committee 

28 Oct 2007
Official Launch of Tze Hng Wellness Studio, first wellness studio in Singapore to promote positive mental health among the community 

World Mental Health Day 2006



6 Oct 2006
Get Real, a talkshow that features on mental health issues. 

8 Oct 2006
Walk for A Cause: Stamp Out the Stigma of Mental Illness 

10 Oct 2006
World Mental Health Day Celebration @ Nanyang Technological University 

12 Oct 2006
World Mental Health Day Celebration @ National University of Singapore 

14 Oct 2006
Reaching Out Talk on Depression @ Toa Payoh Community Library, National Library Board 

24 Oct 2006
WE.OK! Health Fair