Conversations by Private Space Self-Advocacy
Details are as follows:
Date: 21 June 2022
Time: 7pm – 830pm
Venue: The Gym Studio, 316 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208974
Price: $39 per person
- Dr Tay Kai Hong, Psychiatrist, Private Space Medical
- Mr Asher Low, Executive Director, Limitless
- Miss Moonlake Lee, Founder, Unlocking ADHD
Dr Farah Idu Jion, Clinical Neuropsychologist, Private Space Medical
- Ms Moonlake Lee
Moonlake Lee is the Founder of Unlocking ADHD. A multi-hyphenate, Moonlake has been a lawyer, healthcare marketer, investor, mentor, runner and community builder. Her education and career spans USA, Canada and Singapore. She was an awardee of the inaugural Singapore 40-over-40 Inspiring Women in 2021 in the Social Contributor category.
Moonlake’s daughter was diagnosed with ADHD in 2018 at age 15 and Moonlake was diagnosed a year later at the age of 50. In less than 3 years, her daughter transformed from a failing student to being able to enter a competitive university course in the United Kingdom. This was only possible through diagnosis and management of ADHD, together with the support of professionals and family plus a lot of hard work by her daughter. Moonlake believes that every individual is precious, and her life purpose is Uncovering Diamonds – to give each person with ADHD hope for a brighter future.
Unlocking ADHD’s Mission is to Empower ADHDers & their Families to Live Life to the Fullest. The organization’s goal is to unlock the hidden potential in ADHDers and help them discover their strengths. The ADHD brain has been described as a “Ferrari engine with bicycle brakes” – Unlocking ADHD aims to play a role in strengthening the brakes through providing information, resources, support groups and executive function / parent coaching services.
- Dr Tay Kai Hong
Dr Tay Kai Hong is co-founder and psychiatrist, Private Space Medical, with a special interest in youth mental health. He has wide experience in treating mental health issues affecting youths, such as depression, anxiety, insomnia, ADHD, OCD and psychological trauma. He believes in empowering youths to chart their lives in accordance to their personal values and passions, by looking beyond alleviation of psychological distress to building mental resilience, connecting with their inner values, and promoting pro-health behaviours. In his National Service, Dr Tay supported distressed National Servicemen in their psychological rehabilitation. As part of outreach and advocacy efforts, he has given mental health talks to students in tertiary institutions and worked with National Youth Council and National Council of Social Service to create online resources for youths.
- Mr Asher Low
The founder and current Executive Director of Limitless, Asher is a social worker with more than ten years of experience working with young people. He also has clinical tenures in the family, prison and youth sectors. Asher has a special passion to help youths who struggle with mental health conditions and has spearheaded the research, advocacy, and public education efforts to help promote help-seeking behaviour and reduce stigma in youths. Currently on board as a member of Tote Board/NCSS’s Gifting Circle for Children and Youth Mental Health, Asher works to explore how the VWOs, stat boards and government bodies in the mental health landscape can further support young people with mental health conditions, make help-seeking easier, as well as facilitate the prevention of mental health conditions through trauma-informed work.
- Dr Farah Idu Jion, Moderator
Dr. Farah is a clinical neuropsychologist, Private Space Medical, with over 10 years of experience. She has worked with clients with various mental health conditions including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, insomnia and chronic pain, as well as life challenges such as managing role-transitions (e.g. motherhood, empty-nest) and medical conditions (e.g. post-diagnosis coping difficulties, post head injury & accident support). Farah enjoys working with persons from diverse backgrounds. She believes in a person-centred approach to therapy and respects the individual’s history, cultural and beliefs systems. She believes that effective therapy requires building trust and working collaboratively in the healing journey.