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White Book Book Club Season 2

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Deepen your understanding of mental health and wellness through conversations surrounding the narratives shared in 'The White Book'

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Thank you all for making Season 1 of the White Book Book Club an insightful and heartfelt journey. We thank you for the courage, kindness and compassion you have shown yourself and others over the past few weeks.

The White Book Book Club will be back for Season 2 happening fortnightly in April and May. We are excited about the bonds we are beginning to form with one another and we would like to extend a space for anyone to continue on this journey together with us.

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Stigma and misconceptions about our mental health remain prevalent despite growing conversations about its importance in our personal, social and civic lives. There may exist unanswered questions for many of us — questions that seek safe spaces in which to explore the more complex issues surrounding observations and experiences about our individual or collective mental health and wellbeing. Through our book club, we hope to open up a space for such conversations, led by community and held by diversity.

In Season 2 of the White Book Book Club, we will be exploring different pieces from the White Book and diving deep into themes surrounding trauma and our mental wellbeing at the workplace.

  • Part 1 - 15 April: Exploring mental well being at the workplace.
  • Part 2 - 29 April: Managing mental well being at the workplace.
  • Part 3 - 20 May: Emotions are our friends: What can they tell us about “being triggered” or “feeling safe”?
  • Part 4 - 27 May: What is trauma and how does it affect me?

We hope to bring openness and curiosity to these conversations, so that each of us can explore what it means to develop mental health and wellness not just for ourselves, but also for people around us. We invite you to come alongside us on this journey as we share our personal insights, learn, and explore new possibilities as a community.

Whilst we endeavour to provide a safe community space, our discussions may take us into issues of trauma, self harm, and suicide ideation. The sessions are designed for creating awareness and understanding, but are not meant to be a substitute for direct expert assistance, particularly in situations that may require medical or therapeutic support. If you would like professional support, please refer to the resources available here.

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About the White Book

White: Behind Mental Health Stigma is a book about mental health in Singapore told through the perspectives of fifty voices. The first edition brings together academic perspectives, professional insights and personal narratives over a broad range of topics such as addiction, dementia and childhood trauma, to seeking treatment, navigating mental health within families, and mental wellness in the workplace. These are accompanied by tips and frameworks that you may find useful in your own journey to take charge of your mental wellness.

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About the Publisher

Xiangyun Lim (she/her) is the publisher and founder of KLIN STUDIO and KLIN PRESS. She is also the editor of @thewhitebooksg, which attempts to unpack and reset our language and norms around mental health. She believes that our relationship with mental health reflects much of what it means to be with ourselves and one another, and is constantly unlearning as she learns.


About Common Ground

Common Ground seeks to bring communities together and develop the innovation that arises from these collaborations.

With the White Book Book Club being the latest product of synergy between Common Ground and KLIN STUDIO, we hope to provide a platform for likeminded but diverse individuals to come together and share their perspectives on mental health and wellness, and leave with new ways of seeing and understanding.

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