[Event has been postponed]
The Singapore Mental Health Film Festival returns for the second year.
Following its first successful launch in 2019, the film festival dedicated to eradicating mental health stigma in Singapore, will run on February 27 – March 1 2020 at the National Gallery Singapore, highlighting different mental health conditions.
The most recent Singapore Mental Health Study done in 2016 showed an increase in lifetime prevalence of mental illness amongst surveyants at 13.9% – an increase from the results of the 2010 study.
In its 2020 run, the Singapore Mental Health Film Festival (SMHFF) will aim to address issues such as suicide, addiction, post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders and dementia through the medium of film, as well as panel discussions with medical experts and individuals in recovery.
The festival will feature different local and international films, themed on different mental health issues. During in-depth panel sessions, the festival will also bring together mental health professionals across various specializations from the Institute of Mental Health, The Community Health Assessment Team (CHAT), National Addictions Management Service (NAMS), and Singapore Association for Mental Health.