GIFTING POWER: Collaborative Circles for Children & Youth Mental Health

Event details
  • September 24th, 2018, 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • YMCA @ One Orchard
  • Country: Singapore

As a society, Singapore is currently faced with a rise in mental health issues among youths and children as young as five. Hear from community partners, healthcare professionals and individuals sharing their personal growth stories as we explore ways to collectively mobilise assets towards stronger mental resilience among our children and youth.

Tote Board will be launching its new Shared Gifting Circle initiative focusing on developing Community Based Mental Health Services for Children and Youth. Shared Gifting is a new form of grant-making that empowers grantees to make grant decisions based on collective grounds-up needs and synergistic collaborations. It transforms the power dynamics that typically exist in the current paradigm of philanthropy by shifting the decision making authority to community leaders.

Join us to find out more about this innovative funding model and to nominate an organisation to be part of the first Shared Gifting Circle to build stronger networks and a mentally resilient community!


  • Registration & Networking Tea
  • Launch of Shared Gifting (Tote Board)
  • Lightning talks/ sharing, including personal stories, community-led initiatives, trends & challenges in mental health sector (Dr Daniel Fung, Chairman Medical Board, Institute of Mental Health)
  • The spirit of Shared Gifting (Dr Tan Weng Mooi, Chief, Community Mental Health Division, Agency of Integrated Care) + Call for nominations

Who Should Attend?

Leaders and changemakers from non-profit organisations, social enterprises, corporates and other related organisations invested in driving collaborative change in the children & youth mental health space.

Each organisation may send up to 2 representatives. Subsequent members will be placed on the waitlist.

Kindly register here by 14 September. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Any queries could be directed to Lingzhi from Empact (