Business Event Wellness Podcast Series: How Identity Affects Mental Health

Release Date: 15 October 2021

Welcome back to the Business Events Wellness podcast, our nation’s first mental health podcast for the business events industry. This podcast is brought to you by Business Events Sarawak in conjunction with World Mental Health Awareness Month. My name is Kimberley Tan and I will be your podcast host for this series. 

Thank you for tuning into this episode today titled “How Identity Affects Mental Health” and we hope this podcast will bring some light to our fellow industry players. 

Synopsis:
Have you ever wondered how your identity and labels affect your mental health?

When asked to define the word “identity,” many think of roles we play or the positions we achieve, but it’s much more than that. It is the sum of gender, sexuality, culture, ethnicity, and more. How we choose to identify ourselves can affect more than our driver’s licenses, social media accounts, or social circles — it can impact our mental health, our relationships, and how we relate to the world.

In today’s world, we are also affected by labels – labels that dictate* how we act, what we should wear, places we go and how we spend our time. Labels come with expectations, most of which are not healthy. We became so caught up in the roles, titles and whole identity to meet the expections of others.

“Maybe you’ve always been happy, but the world, social media and external comparisons convinced you that you can’t possibly be,” Steven Bartlett

Guest Speakers

Dr. Dylan Kristophe
Psychologist, Member of Mental Health Association Sarawak

Dr. Dylan Kristophe Williams is a psychologist and psychotherapist, specialising in trauma, addiction, and youth mental health. Originally from the UK, Dr Dylan has over 15 years of experience in various mental health roles, working in both in-patient and community mental health settings, and as a lecturer in Psychology. He has been living in Sarawak for 3 ½ years, where he works developing both psychological and technological resources and solutions, and volunteers his time with the Mental Health Association of Sarawak.

Jason Chew
Founder, Events Horizon

Jason is a passionate Business Event producer who started the journey from a corporate training/motivating agency. That platform gave him the key to different industries and the opportunity to see how extraordinary corporate events and incentives are able to bring people together.

Being an all-rounder, he got himself into all kinds of ventures and experience, from the military (NAVY) to F&B operators. The result of all these is a melting pot of an Event Producer that gives you engaging, experiential events and conferences that he has produced and managed since 2007.

As the founder of Events Horizon, his business mantra has always been giving our client “Peace of mind” in the business events that he managed. With pure discipline, passion and commitment, Events Horizon is now the household name of Business Events in Sarawak and they are extending their service regionally.