Mental Health World Cafe


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Building Capacity in Community:

Mental Health World Cafe concurrent session by Denise Pang at the IAF Oceania Conference in Melbourne on 7-9 March 2012.

Graphic Recordings on slides 15 and 16 courtesy of Lynne Cazaly and Michelle Walker respectively.

All World Cafe images courtesy of The World Cafe Image Bank Donate generously.

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  • Mental Health World Cafe

    1. 1. Building Capacity inCommunityMental Health World CaféA Case StoryDenise PangProfessional Coach and MentorIAF Oceania Conference 2012Melbourne, Australia8th March 2012
    2. 2. About Denise Pang• Awarded both the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) Credential from the ICF and Level 1 Certification from the IAC. She is an active member of the ICF Singapore Chapter and serves as the 1st Vice-President in the Chapter’s Executive Committee.• Since 2008, she coached and mentored over 200 individuals in mid to senior management levels in leadership and performance, career development and interpersonal communication in private and public sector organizations, universities and non-profit organizations.• Previously, 15 years in Hewlett-Packard and Accenture, responsible for regional business development and strategic alliances.• Active volunteer in fund-raising for charities, mission-work in Cambodia and currently serves as Vice-Chairman on the board of Clarity Singapore, a mental health charity in Singapore.
    3. 3. Why Are We Here?• Building Community Capacity• The World Café Method Taken from The World Café Image Bank
    4. 4. CapacityCapacity Capacity
    5. 5. Mental HealthEngaged in Capacity toProductive cope with Activity Change Fulfilling Capacity toRelationships cope with deal with Others Adversity
    6. 6. “The Singapore Mental Health Study, a three-year, $6.9 million nationwide study, is the largest and most comprehensive of its kind here.”
    7. 7. Lighting the way to Community-based Mental Well-being Clarity Singapore is a charity organization that seeks to respond to those struggling with mental health conditionsarising from anxiety and depression, stress, bereavement and loss, relationship and other emotional issues.Through community-based mental health care services and social programmes, we help people develop independentliving skills, regain self-confidence, recover and rediscover their abilities and beauty in life.
    8. 8. “Wonders of Life” Art Therapy Design Students Graduation Installation
    9. 9. Mental Health World Café13 Sept 2011 Singapore
    10. 10. Exploring Questions That Matter
    11. 11. Powerful Questions “What would the universe look like if I were riding on the end of a light beam at the speed of light?” - Albert Einstein “What wisdom could we impart to the world if we knew it was our last chance to do so?” - Randy Pausch “When was the last time you put a train on the track and there were no delays?” - Appreciative Inquiry Consultant © 2012 The Coaching Partners Pte Ltd. & SMG Training (S) Pte Ltd. 12 All rights reserved.
    12. 12. IAF Community Café Q1: What is going on in my community that inspires me and why do I care about it? Q2: When I think of a time that great capacity came from within me, what do I remember about it? Q3: What common themes are emerging and how can I harvest them to build capacity in my community?Q4: Based on my experience in previous rounds of conversations, what is onesmall yet powerful step I can take towards the practice of meaningful conversationsin service to my community?
    13. 13. Harvesting the IAF Community Café Shifting from Knowledge Holding to Knowledge Harvesting and Sharing
    14. 14. Let’s Talk About it • Set the Context • Create Hospitable Space • Explore Questions that Matter • Encourage Everyone’s Contribution • Connect Diverse Perspectives • Listen together for Patterns and Insights • Share Collective Discoveries The World Café Design Principles