This year’s fundraiser offered lots of fun and games, with its theme of “Monopoly”. One remarkable highlight was the signature vertical race up the 33-floor Marina Bay Financial Centre, Tower 1 which symbolised the uphill battle against mental health stigma and the challenges faced by persons in recovery. The fun-packed carnival at The Lawn @ Marina Bay, decked with exciting activities and attractive prizes for participants, was a platform for interaction and raising awareness of mental health.
In 2016, the Singapore Association for Mental Health partnered MINDSET to launch SAMH MINDSET Learning Hub, a job training and placement centre which offers trainings to persons in recovery and promotes social reintegration of these individuals through employment. With the partnership, MINDSET has organised The MINDSET Challenge & Carnival annually to raise funds for SAMH MINDSET Learning Hub. As of September 2019, SAMH MINDSET Learning Hub has trained over 350 clients with mental health issues and placed 180 individuals in the workforce since its opening three years ago.
The Singapore Association for Mental Health thanks Jardines and MINDSET for the partnership in the SAMH MINDSET Learning Hub project. Kudos to the Jardine Ambassadors, who are employee volunteers from the Jardine companies in Singapore, for contributing time and expertise to the training programmes and to the worthwhile cause of helping persons with mental health issues reintegrate into society through employment.