Features and sessions for World Mental Health Day

A single mother (and a counsellor) gives advice on how to have awkward conversations with a child.

UNPARENTING: Sharing Awkward Truths with Curious Kids written by counsellor and sexuality educator Reema Ahmad. Unparenting is a vibrant, whacky testimony to a parent-child relationship where the child leads and the parent follows. Written in the form of deeply personal, engaging and often humorous essays, the book is a powerful reminder of what it feels like to be lost and misunderstood as a child, and how important it is to challenge what we think we know as parents.

Reema invites you to hop along as she and her son, Imaad, learn to laugh and make up stories about why penises shape-shift, the mysteries of pubic hair, the magic of adolescent crushes and the confounding maze of dating and sex. Join them as they explore these mysteries and other serious topics like abuse, adult relationships, divorce and dying-issues that adults often forget to wonder at and seldom question.

LEGO Serious Play Workshop by Aparna Piramal

I’m writing to you to invite you to an innovative and extremely curated event with mental health advocates, media and influencers on the occasion of World Mental Health Day, which is on the 10th of October. 

The event is going to be organized at The Quorum Mumbai, on the 1st of October (04 – 6.30 PM) prior to Mental Health Day. We’re pretty excited about this – by using this opportunity to conduct a LEGO Serious Play Workshop with you and just a few others. I’m sure you’re curious and maybe a bit confused about what that really means.

A little bit more about Aparna and LSP:

From Aparna Piramal: I’m a writer, columnist and motivational speaker whose newest book,’Chemical Khichdi: How I Hacked My Mental Health’ is based on my experience of learning to live and thrive with a serious mental health condition over the last two decades.

I’m also a trained Lego Serious Play facilitator. Expressing how you’re feeling about your mental health through words may not be easy for everyone. LEGO ® Serious Play ® is a research-based methodology that allows participants to connect and express themselves in a creative, exciting format, without any prior knowledge of LEGO ® or model-making. The goal of the workshop is to help you explore your mental health and well-being in a safe and creative way. 

We’re really looking forward to seeing you at the event. Do keep in mind that we have extremely limited spots, and we would ask that you attend all of it, to get the most out of it. 

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