The people behind the magic!
Welcome to the Mental Health Film Festival Singapore, a compassionate community where dedicated volunteers form the backbone of our initiative. We are very appreciative of our volunteers who take precious time off to help build safe spaces for conversations on Mental Health! In this page, we highlight volunteers who have stuck with us for a year and beyond!
Greetings, I’m Aaron, an academic and researcher at Republic Polytechnic, who is also regularly engaged in music production, filmmaking, and mental health advocacy. I volunteer with the Mental Health Film Festival Singapore because I firmly believe in the effectiveness of short films as a medium for health promotion and mental health advocacy. I see the festival as a leading force in reaching the general population and inspiring positive changes in community health and well-being through the engaging medium of film. – Aaron Chen and his mother Dianne
The team is just so passionate and vibrant, I keep wanting to come back! – Donny Chamb, volunteer photographer
As someone with their own struggles and a love for storytelling, I chose to volunteer for MHFFS as a way to show my appreciation of the help received in my journey to recovery. Through this, I hope to help raise awareness about the importance of mental health. – Dayan
I choose to volunteer with Mental Health Film Festival as a way to give back to the community and to help advocate the stigma around mental health and to outreach this to more youths – Mithun Vendra aka. one of the ‘boiz’
I chose to volunteer because I used to suffer from over stress resulting in depression, but I didn’t know how to deal with it. Volunteering gives me a chance to expose youths to self help platforms so that they did not have to go through what I did. – Zhang Heran aka. one of the ‘boiz’
So much of what we experience of the world and consequently contribute in our little way to the experience everyone else is having is a product of how our mind processes a perennial inflow of stimuli. Perhaps, just maybe, it makes sense to then destigmatize conversations on the health of this stimuli processing unit? Oh and I happen to be one of billions who enjoy moving pictures. – Anirudh Dalmia
Jennie is a seasoned HR professional having worked in Banking, Law, Tech & Government sectors in the UK, HK, UAE and SG. Interested in sustainability, the future of work and technology, as well as being an advocate of mental health, self-care and equality.
Inspired to partner with the MHFFS having gone through her own mental health challenges and experiencing the benefit of seeking professional help as well as learning to be vulnerable and talking to others. Open to sharing her experiences and supporting others, whether that be simply listening, being a sounding board or sharing guidance/options. Also open to mentoring, career coaching and generally helping people on their journeys. – Jennie Yau
Jaime has been a volunteer with us since 2022. She initially joined as a finance volunteer due to her background in data analytics and finance. As she became more engaged on the frontline, she has grown to love the team and the work MHFSS does. Jaime is committed to continuing her volunteer efforts, and to further contribute to promoting awareness of mental health.