dayday330 "330 Micro-break X Art" Exhibition - Grand Opening on October 15
Organized by New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (New Life), the kick-off ceremony of the 7-day dayday330 "330 Micro-break X Art" Exhibition was held on October 15, 2022 at Maritime Square 1.
Miss Annie TAM Kam-lan, GBS, JP, Chairperson of the Executive Committee of New Life , (right 3), together with Dr. the Hon KO Wing-man, GBS, JP, non-official member of the Executive Council, HKSAR (left 4), Prof. the Hon LO Chung-mau, BBS, JP, Secretary for Health (right 4), Dr. LEUNG Siu-fai, JP, Director of Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation, (left 3), Mrs. Alice CHEUNG CHIU Hoi-yuem, JP, Director of Home Affairs (right 3), and Miss Charmaine LEE Pui-sze, JP, Director of Social Welfare (right 2) officiated at the launch ceremony of dayday330 "330 Micro-break X Art" Exhibition. Dr. WONG Kwok-yiu (left 1) and Mrs. SO CHAN Wai-hang, SBS (right 1), Vice-Presidents of New Life, also joined the kick-off ceremony.
"In the past three years, New Life has been blessed with the support of the government and all sectors of society. More than 8,100 persons from the general public have signed the dayday330 charter, promising to take 330 micro-break every day. Other than that, more than 140 organizations from different sectors also work together to promote mental health in the community. Looking forward to the future, in addition to continuing to promote the activities and messages of dayday330, New Life will also enhance cooperation with the government, non-governmental organizations and various groups. With research evidence, we will launch more tools to help the general public improve their mental well-being scientifically.”
Miss Annie TAM Kam-lan, GBS, JP
Chairperson of the Executive Committee of New Life
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a great impact on Hong Kong and has also put much pressure on the well-being of Hong Kong people. In recent years, the government has launched several mental health services, but the government's efforts alone will not suffice. The support of various sectors of the community is also needed. I would like to express my special thanks to the New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association for being an important partner of the government in promoting mental health. In addition to providing services for people in recovery of mental illness in need, New Life also implements community education and publicity, which plays an essential role in dispelling misunderstandings about mental illness in society.
Prof. the Hon LO Chung-mau, BBS, JP
Secretary for Health
Chairperson of Hong Kong Elite Athletes Association, Ms. Amy CHAN , veteran journalist Ms. May CHAN, and local multimedia artist Mr. Kazy CHAN, shared the tips of "330 micro-breaks" at the opening ceremony. Besides regular exercise, people can simply take a sip of tea, listen to music or take a walk in their spare time to chill out and relax. At the end of the ceremony, five primary 4 students of Ying Wa Primary School performed dance, musical instruments and rap to promote the importance of "330 micro-break".
At the exhibition, art installations were set up for the public to experience different elements of physical and mental health. While entering the atrium of the shopping mall, three sets of playful art installations caught people’s attention. Kazy Chan, a multimedia artist specializing in story-telling through sculptures, created three pieces of sculpture with a fresh and bold palette style embedding with the dayday330 characters – "Dr. 330” and "day day” to echo the theme of body, mind and spirit well-being.
Another three exhibition zones led people to explore the outer and inner well-being experiences through interactive installations in different forms. The first zone started with "Body", as good physical health condition is the prerequisite for holistic well-being. Participants practised relaxing stretching exercises with a VR instructor via the interactive screen. The second zone was about "Mind". Partnering with "Shall We Talk" (mental health promotion initiative), renowned artists and local athletics, including Stephen Fung Tak Lun, No. 6@RubberBand, Gareth T, Cath Wong and Cheung Siu Lun, were invited to share their heartfelt messages. People enjoyed the pleasure of sharing through the small loudspeaker devices and connected closely with each other. The third zone "Spirit" was a forest-like garden that encouraged visitors to savour the present moment with their five senses. People can explore themselves in among the environment to build a connection with nature.