We can’t deny that the past year has been quite difficult for the world, many of us are feeling more anxious and stressed than ever before. But luckily, there are ways to fight against the negative effects that we are experiencing ― one of which is through social media. In today’s digital society, we are all spending more time on our phones. Have you ever thought of having positive and uplifting content right at your fingertips?
We sincerely thank our followers for supporting us and we would like to invite you all to follow and take advantage of some of the services provided by our partners. We greatly admire the work they have done and the efforts made to positively impact the health and mental well-being of our local community. So, without further ado, here are six official WeChat accounts that could prove useful and enriching:
Established in 2004, Lifeline provides support services online and offline for English speaking people across China. Whether it’s a personal, family, or a work-related issue, a major trauma, personal loss or chronic physical or mental illness, they will listen and support, offering resources and referrals to help and enable callers to take positive steps forward.
One of the main goals of Lifeline is to reduce the stigma of mental health, which can cause people to feel ashamed about something that is out of their control and prevents many from speaking out and seeking the help they need. Sometimes all that is needed is a listening ear.
2. Bearapy- Wellbeing at Work
BEARAPY is a wellness organizational consultancy and training company with the mission to promote emotional resilience and mental wellbeing in the workplace. Their mission is to make the world mentally healthy. They are a social enterprise that places a priority on social impact over profit and commits to reinvesting in the community to raise awareness, thus supporting the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Bearapy’s founder, Enoch, had successfully combated her depression a decade ago with the help of a toy bear. Enoch decided to combine her personal and professional work experiences alongside her academic qualifications in psychology to form Bearapy. Her organization seeks to help people become aware of psychosocial differences and to advise companies on how to make their workplaces healthier and more productive with the help of playful therapy training.
3. Art of Connection
Art of Connection is the LIFESTYLE brand of The Great Human Connection (GHC). The organization aims to express the beauty of connection in the form of Literature, Vision Art, Performance Art and Artisan Craft, etc. They organize many social activities from mental health and self-care to art related events to help people get to know themselves better, and to discover and become part of a bigger community.
The Vision of GHC is to build a digital platform that raises self-awareness, promotes unity, and ignites a desire for individual growth and social connection.
4. Date Night China (DNC)
DNC is a digital media platform and events organization based in Beijing. They aim to build a positive community that shares and discusses stories about dating and relationships through articles, podcast episodes, and offline events.
On DNC's podcast, guests are invited to share their experiences of dating in China: first dates, bad dates, breakups, intercultural dating, and everything in between. They also have read-in stories and listeners are encouraged to get involved by contributing their thoughts and stories to the DNC official WeChat account.
Follow DNC official WeChat account to get the latest information on our podcast series, offline events and articles. You can also find DNC on Anchor.fm, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Overcast, and Pocket Casts.
BARE is a safe space for people to be their true self and relate to each other in order to find the support they need to cope with the challenges of the modern world. BARE aims to connect people in safe spaces that allow them to remove their protective armor and share the truth behind the curtain of so-called success.
Originally a project initiated by the Global Shapers Beijing in January 2018, BARE’s ambition is to create a movement, where people can listen to each other actively, without judgment and build meaningful relationships. Through conferences, workshops, panels, after work parties, dinners and interviews, BARE provides an opportunity to dig deeper, to increase empathy, compassion and resilience by sharing and listening to our inner selves.
Many rarely have a chance to truly explore and express their own internal thoughts and feelings in a safe and nurturing environment like that provided by BARE. We hope BARE will be your first step in fostering a broader culture of strength through vulnerability.
The Beijing Mindfulness Centre is nestled in the hutongs south of the Lama Temple. They offer classes, 1:1 coaching and programs, with the aim to promote, teach and coach secular mindfulness and mindfulness-based practices for individuals and organizations.
All facets of life are opportunities to expand mindfulness; happiness and fulfillment are attainable for each and every one of us. A growth mindset, curiosity, positivity, self-awareness, and non-judgment are their guiding values.