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2022 Coolminds Youth Summit

Join Coolminds as we celebrate our interconnectedness with people and the beauty of the relationship with ourselves!

The theme of the 2022 Coolminds Youth Summit is CONNECTION – specifically, that of our connection with others and the connection between our body, mind and spirit. In the month of August, we are organising an in-person art exhibition and a series of fun and relaxing online activities.

Click HERE to download the 2022 Coolminds Youth Summit bilingual booklet above.

In-person Art Exhibition Details

A four-day exhibition open to the public for free, showcasing multi-medium art exhibiits (e.g. paintings, photography, videos, short films and more) created by local youth navigating their connection with mental health. We have an on-site feature of Message Corner, where participants can write letters, postcards or memos as an expression of heartfelt messages to self or others (local mail service available). We also have a souvenirs corner featuring souvenirs designed by our youth themselves, and in collaboration with local illustrator, Siusugok, for participants to take for free or purchase.

  • Date: 18th to 21st August, 2022 (Thursday to Sunday)
  • Time: 1-8pm
  • Venue: G/F, The Garage, D2 Place TWO, Lai Chi Kok
  • Target: Public, especially youth aged 14-24
  • Free of charge

How to get there: 1 minute walk from exit D1 or D2 of Lai Chi Kok MTR station. Enter by official mall entrance located on Cheung Shun Street.

Free Online activities Details

1) Online Panel Discussions (English and Cantonese)

Sign up by Monday, 8th August, 2022 via https://bit.ly/summit22paneldiscussion

English panel – Two-part series (1 hour each)

1) Dialogue with Clinical Professionals: Hong Kong Youth Mental Health in Multicultural Perspectives

  • Date: Saturday, 13 August, 2022
  • Time: 11am-12nn
  • Speakers:
    • Ernest Wong, clinical psychologist from the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, and board member of Teach For Hong Kong
    • Dr. Shilpa Patwardhan, lead counsellor from Zubin Foundation
    • Jeffrey Andrews, manager at Christian Action – Center for Refugees
  • Topics:
    • Stressors of HK youth and their impact
    • Common youth mental health conditions and signs
    • Therapies, treatment and self-care

2) How Multi-medium Performing Arts Help Youth Connect With the Outside World

  • Date: Friday, 19 August, 2022
  • Time: 5-6pm
  • Speakers:
    • Coolminds Youth Ambassadors
    • Jeremy Hung, founder of Babel Film Workshop
    • Cindy Wong, art therapist and founder of By The Hearth HK
    • Christine Vicera, founder and co-director of be/longing
    • Yusuf Mohideen, youth representative of be/longing
  • Topics:
    • Lived experience sharing and exploration through art
    • Filmmaking and art therapy as channels of self-expression
    • Cultural representation and mental health for Ethnic Minority youth

Cantonese panel – Two-part series (1 hour each)

1) Dialogue with Clinical Professionals: Youth Mental Health in Hong Kong

  • Date: Saturday, 13 August, 2022
  • Time: 3:30-4:30pm
  • Speakers:
    • Humphrey Lui and Winnie Ng, social workers from Open Up
    • Dr. Pauline Chow, psychiatrist and founder of Madmed HK 
  • Topics:
    • Stressors of HK youth and their impact
    • Common youth mental health conditions and signs
    • Therapies, treatment and self-care

2) Dialogue with Youth Ambassadors and Workers: Ways to Support Your Peers

  • Date: Saturday, 13 August, 2022
  • Time: 5-6pm
  • Speakers:
    • Coolminds Youth Ambassadors
    • Small C, founder of Shelter by Shell and Spines
    • Wylie Tam and Esther Li, editors of Hi Psychologist!
    • Melody So and Eric Tang from Headwind HKU
  • Topics:
    • Stories of lived experience from youth
    • Stigma and barriers to speaking out
    • How to support youth struggling with mental health

2) Online Pastel Nagomi Art Workshops (English and Cantonese) hosted by Small C

Sign up by Monday, 8th August, 2022 via https://bit.ly/summit22nagomiart

[English]

  • Date: Monday, 15th August, 2022
  • Time: 5pm-6pm

[Cantonese]

  • Date: Saturday, 20th August, 2022
  • Time: 11am-12nn

3) Online Laughter Yoga Workshops (English and Cantonese) hosted by the Hong Kong Laughter Yoga Association

Sign up by Monday, 8th August, 2022 via https://bit.ly/summit22yoga

[English] For aged 14-17:

  • Date: Saturday, 20th August, 2022
  • Time: 5-6pm

[English] For aged 18+:

  • Date: Sunday, 21st August, 2022
  • Time: 5-6pm

[Cantonese] For aged 14-17:

  • Date: Saturday, 20th August, 2022
  • Time: 3:30-4:30pm

[Cantonese] For aged 18+:

  • Date: Sunday, 21st August, 2022
  • Time: 3:30-4:30pm

4) Online Mindfulness Workshop (English only) hosted by Anthea Yip

Sign up by Monday, 8th August, 2022 via https://bit.ly/summit22mindfulness

  • Date: Tuesday, 16th August, 2022
  • Time: 5-6pm

We hope to see you at the exhibition and online soon!

For any enquiries, please contact us at hello@coolmindshk.com.