Singapore Women's Weekly

GREAT WOMEN OF OUR TIME 2019

SPORTS, HEALTH & WELLNESS

Cheryl Tan, 32

Director, Singapore Mental Health Film Festival

heryl Tan wants people to talk about their mental health. Having moved to Canada as child, Cheryl decided to return to Singapore in 2014. “I wanted to start in-depth conversations on trauma and mental health because I felt there was a strong stigma behind this social issue,” explains the social entrepreneur, who recalls having suicidal thoughts when she was about six. “There is an urgent need to change the conversation from a negative one to that which allows the individuals from all walks of life to thrive and feel safe and supported.” She felt films could help to bridge the communication gap that can exist for people who are suffering from mental health issues and founded Singapore’s inaugural Mental Health Film Festival held last February. In all, 11 films were screened that tackled topics ranging from Alzheimer’s disease to schizophrenia. “The turnout this year was actually quite promising. A lot

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