Casual Conversations about Mental Health, in partnership with MHA Sarawak

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Have you ever wanted to talk about mental health issues but didn’t know who to turn to? Even having a casual discussion about your experiences, or what positive mental health looks like, can sometimes be challenging.

  • Did you know that 1 in 5 people experience mental health issues?
  • Are you between 18 and 30 years old?

Mind Brew Conversations is a series of casual, small group discussions focusing on common emotional and mental health issues held in casual, accessible settings, providing a conducive atmosphere for young people, and a safe environment.

It’s open to anyone whether you know of someone with a mental health disorder and want to support them, have personal experience, or are just interested in learning more.

Come and join the growing discussion around mental health!

Few people realize that mental health is actually a continuum, with everyone at some point in their lives facing mental health issues due to stress, loss, failure, rejection or any number of internal and external factors.

It’s considered “embarrassing”, “weak”, “uncomfortable”, or just plain “weird” to talk about a “mental health issue” (e.g. feeling down, anxious, overwhelmed, or burnt out, etc)

This is where Mind Brew comes in – we provide a safe space for healthy, open conversations about mental health issues relevant to persons aged between 18-35 who are likely to be in a state of transition in their lives.

Mind Brew Conversations, in partnership with MHAS is a series of community conversations about mental health and emotional well-being targeted towards youths and young working adults aged between 18-35. Mind Brew Conservations is conducted in a casual setting; a typical program consists of an activity, for example watching a movie/videos, followed by facilitated discussions in small groups of 4 to 5 persons. Topics covered prior to these are Toxic Relationships, Sense of Self, Supporting Someone in Need, Apa Khabar, and Let’s Talk About Resilience.
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DISCLAIMER : Mind Brew Conservations is not a replacement for professional care and therapy, or a support group.

What are Mind Brew Conversations?

Mind Brew Conversatinons are a safe space for you to:

  • Ask questions about mental well-being (non-therapy related)
  • Learn useful coping skills, mental and emotional resilience
  • Develop self-awareness and positive self-talk
  • Share helpful ideas and experiences
  • Build a support community
  • Discover further resources for help

Mind Brew Conversations are not:

  • A crisis center
  • A place to seek for professional interventions and/or therapy
  • A substitute for professional help

Ground Rules :

  • Everyone gets a chance to talk – only one person can talk at a time.

Respect other people’s:

  • Opinions –
  • Unique experiences
  • Time
  • Personal attacks, making fun of comments shared by others, or negative comments are not allowed.
  • Keep the conversation in the room.
  • If you feel the need for some extra time and space, please approach one of our facilitators who will speak to you in private.

Mind Brew Conversations aim to strengthen mental and emotional well-being by identifying problems; recognizing their impact and exploring how to adopt helpful coping strategies and develop problem solving skills. Through such discussion participants will be more aware of how to care for themselves. These conversations hope to destigmatize engaging on the topic of mental health, and build supportive communities.

Mind Brew collaborates with youth groups, NGOs, and other organizations in Kuching to organize these conversations. This allows us to combine resources and widen our reach within our target audience (18 – 30 year olds). This approach supports our goal to more widely communicate positively about mental health, and promote destigmatizing the topic.

Would your organization like to get involved? Contact Us to find out how

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Mental Health Association Sarawak
2991, Block 10 KCLD, Wisma Keretapi
Q3A, Bormill Commercial Centre,
93200 Kuching, Sarawak
Tel / Fax:  +60 (082) 231 459