“Hello, We Can!” Successfully Concludes with RM155,740.60 Raised for Mental Health

Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC) today presented four non-governmental and non-profit organisations committed to the betterment of mental health, a total of RM155,740.60 in donations raised from its “Hello, We Can!” campaign. The organisations, Women’s Aid Foundation (WAO), UM Cares, the Mental Illness Awareness and Support Association (MIASA), and Befrienders Malaysia all received an equal sum of RM38,935.15 in support of their initiatives towards raising awareness and providing support for mental health in Malaysia.

An initiative supported by partners Grab, Astro, and Getha, “Hello, We Can!” was a campaign by GSC aimed at inspiring kindness and awareness for mental health. The campaign ran from 28 July to 8 September 2021, where Malaysians were invited to upload positive, motivational postings on social media, including Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok, with GSC pledging RM10 to a donation pool, which would be channelled to the four organisations. Additionally, the public could also contribute directly to the campaign via GrabPay.

Taking #HelloWeCan to the next level

Following the success of “Hello, We Can!”, GSC and the Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing (CMHW) has recently collaborated to launch the 2nd season of the “My Mind On Film” (MMOF) Youth Mental Health Film Festival. Launched in conjunction with World Mental Health Day on 10 October 2021, MMOF2021 which is themed “Heart and Mind” encourages young filmmakers to produce content that puts the spotlight on mental health and is accepting submissions until 31 December 2021.

This year’s Grand Prize will see the top filmmaker walk away with RM10,000 cash and an opportunity to produce a mental health short film (valued at RM30,000), which will be screened in GSC theatres, with full production support from the exhibitor.

The organisers are committed to making MMOF a shared experience with the continued objectives of inspiring sharing of perspectives and ideas and breaking down the stigma around mental health. All selected films from the MMOF2020 Virtual Festival can be seen here https://sites.google.com/view/mmof2020-21-virtual-festival/#h.s045awbvswm

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