Shan You – The Elephant in Our Community Roadshow Event


Ellie, the Mental Health Elephant

Ellie, the Mental Health Elephant, is the official mascot for the Elephant in Our Community public education campaign.

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The metaphor of an ‘elephant in the room’ refers to an obvious problem that people do not want to talk about. Similarly, although mental health issues are prevalent in our community, talking about them is often shunned and avoided.

Upcoming Event: Elephant in Our Community at Kallang!

3rd Nov 2018 from 10am - 2pm at Shan You Counselling Centre

Free Admission


An Educational Talk in English by Dr Lim Kok Kwang, Clinical Psychologist

Finding resilience in the emotional journey of chronic illness and reducing chronic pain with breath and visualisation skills.

  • 11AM - 11:40AM


For every person affected by mental health issues, there is a story unheard. Let's listen. Let's understand. Listen to individuals share their personal experiences with mental health conditions.


An Educational Talk in English by Dr Wong Mei Yin, Clinical Psychologist

What is insomnia? How stress, chronic disease and sleep affect you and some simple strategies for better sleep.

  • 12PM - 12.40PM


Being Mindful is to be fully present in the moment and attend closely to each experiences as it unfolds. Listen and experience brief mindfulness practices.

认识焦虑症 . 面对焦虑情绪

An Educational Talk in Mandarin by Ms Alice Liang, Counsellor

当我们在生活中遇到烦厌担心的事, 会使我们感到担忧 ̖ 气馁和焦虑,然而过多的焦虑感不但会令人情绪变差,也会影响人际关系 ̖ 身心健康和日常生活。让我们一起来认识焦虑症及学习如何摆脱焦虑情绪,使我们活得更轻松自在。

  • 1PM - 1:40PM


Informative exhibits on Anxiety, Depression, Myths & Facts of Mental Health Conditions, Suicide Warning Signs, Bereavement Grief, Mindfulness and more!


A group conversation session facilitated by Ms Jace Loi, Counsellor. Conducted in English.

How much do you know about people with mental health issues? Have a conversation with us! To register, click on the image above (Up to 6 persons per session)

  • 11AM - 12PM
  • 1PM - 2PM


Attend a talk or the Beyond the Label: Group Conversation to get a complimentary limited edition Ellie plush toy. While stocks last!


People have already
taken action
Let’s end mental health stigma together.

Make a difference by pledging your commitment to change the way our community thinks about mental health issues and act against mental health stigma.

Use hashtag #iamelliesg #mentalhealthletstalk to find and share our stories via social channels.

Educate myself more with mental health related stuff so that I can talk more openly and share my knowledge to people around me.

Monday, December 3, 2018

i pledge to be more open minded to mental health issues and acknowledge their struggles and achievements --no matter how big or small-- with a big heart!

As an individual, I have shared my opinions with my friends and family and discussed with them about my opinions on mental health and the many misconceptions surrounding this topic. What I will do is to continue to spread and rise awareness among the people whom I know and hopefully they will be able to understand and do the same.

If you find that it is hopeless to continue living, know that there is always a way for you to live on. Look to Shan You for a counsellor.

Mental illness isn't just about depression or anxiety. There's more than that and it is important for us learn and acknowledge it. We need to break the stigma and accept people that suffers from it. Amd to those that suffers from any type of Mental Illness please Stay strong and brave! You are not alone! We will be there with you fighting the struggles.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Be a better listener for those are troubled

Show more concern for friends. Console friends

Lead them to positive and be happy

Stories from Our Community

Personal stories from people in our community who have been affected by mental health issues and/or stigma in one way or another.

Mental health issues are just like physical illnesses, like a flu. You will be ok. It should not be a...

Happy's Story

I was under depression when I was pregnant due to my husband's heavy grumbling and my sick mother. I have...

Jess's Story

I was depressed and suicidal for some time a few years ago. I was scared to seek help because I...

Angela's Story

My brother experienced high schizophrenic episodes while studying overseas under the PSC scholarship. Came back and was told that his...

Woong TL's Story

I am battling depression myself and you are not alone. Together we can do this, one day at a time,...

Shan's Story

Since I was 15, I had a dream that to travel to Japan with my family, but in the end...

After Storm's Story

After years of self help and personal development, I thought I am strong enough and should never feel depressed again....

Ming's Story

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