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NOOK to ease mental health concerns of young Thais

Feb 27. 2020
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By The Nation

If you’ve ever felt alone, you’re not alone. And if you’re not ok, that’s ok, too. For those that have questions to ask; thoughts to explore; or feelings to express about mental health, Bangkok’s first pop-up mental health space The NOOK is being launched this weekend; space where you can come to when you are “no(t) ok”.

The NOOK is a 4-day pop-up space organised by social impact agency Love Frankie in partnership with Acorn & Associates and TQPR, designed to discover new and diverse ways to openly discuss and actively tackle mental health issues, all under the guidance of highly trained experts and practitioners. Through more than 30 activities for free, young people will gain advice and insight through educational talks, take part in intimate sharing sessions and enjoy creative workshops that engage the body, heart, and mind. The hope is to build a community of care where all who join can be seen, heard, understood, and feel a little less alone.

R U OK? The popular podcast hosted by movement therapist and psychotherapist Dujdao Vadhanapakorn will have a live recording taking participants through an experiential workshop where the live audience will discover different tips and tools that will allow them to start a conversation with themselves.

Tuesday Circle founded by the Thai Counseling Psychologist Club and conformed by the country’s leading counselors and psychologists, will have a live recording as well for their podcast at The NOOK. This session will explore how technology, social phenomena, and changing values are shaping the state of mental health in contemporary society.

For music lovers, Piyapong Muenprasertdee, co-founder of music community Fungjai, will be joined by singer/songwriter Lukpeach and her partner in a panel discussion about the healing potential of music. Following the panel, Lukpeach will take audience members through a songwriting workshop before closing with a live jam session

Khaisri Wisutthipinetr, author of Tales from the Tip of the Iceberg will lead a writing workshop to move thoughts and feelings out of the mind and onto paper, where they can be more tangibly observed, reviewed, and reflected upon.

These are just a few of the highlights of what will happen at The NOOK. Join and be part of the community. Limited spaces are still available. Reserve your spot for the activities on the FB event pages at www.facebook.com/nookfriends

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