By The Nation
Young people are the most affected by this isolation, struggling due to a lack of networks and safe spaces where they might share their experiences. One million young Thais deal with clinical depression every day and 3.5 per cent of the youth population struggles with anxiety disorders, unable to reach out for help.
Social-change creative agency Love Frankie, in partnership with Acorn & Associates and TQPR, have introduced the Nook, a free-to-visit pop-up space that hosts workshops, sharing circles and coaching in wellness practices.
“Our own independent research looking into key barriers young people face about mental health in Thailand found out that many young Thais long for safe spaces to share and receive guidance, but there are very few such places,” said Love Frankie co-founder Rebecca Frankie.
Initially at Yelo House, the Bangkok warehouse-turned-creative space, from February 29 to March 3, daily from 9am to 8pm, the Nook will host more than 30 activities.
These will include art therapy workshops by Persona Studio and Labaai, group discussions facilitated by Aristotle’s Café, talks with experts like Amornthep Sachamuneewongse, founder of Sati App, and wellness activities led by Cat Lau, Karma Break and Mindful Sparks.