The Tapestry Project Singapore

Inspiring Hope & Reclaiming Dignity through the Power of Story


By The Editor

A Tapestry of Stories

The Tapestry Project SG was never set up to compete with or duplicate existing mental health services. Instead of reinventing the wheel, our intention was to bring more awareness to the existence of this proverbial "wheel" so as to weave together... Continue Reading →

Reflections for 2016

If I could have one word that summed up the entire year, it would be "self-care". I haven't been writing much on this site mainly because of some life adjustments (more on that later on). But here I am, giving... Continue Reading →

Just a note from Nicole

Dear reader, Firstly I'd like to apologise for the lack of updates and new stories on our Tapestry website/e-zine. I've had a relapse and am taking a break to adjust to new dosages and medication, and generally to regain some... Continue Reading →

An in(VISIBLE) Story

Editor's Note: Mental health disorders are usually deemed abstract; "invisible", in contrast to physical ailments like a fractured limb or the flu. I am therefore so thrilled that this handful of youth are championing for real and relatable mental health in their upcoming play in(VISIBLE).... Continue Reading →

An interview with the author of ‘David’s Story’: Mary M.

Editor's Note: We do our best to pair our book reviews together with author interviews so that our readers can have a fuller appreciation of the help resources in our community. We are very honoured and grateful to have Mary, the... Continue Reading →

An Interview with Xun An, author of “The Black Box”

Editor's Note: I absolutely enjoyed meeting Xun An. He's a good-natured guy that enjoys a lame joke or two, but at the same time has a deep philosophical side to him. Introspective, authentic and wise beyond his years. Featuring him in this interview is an... Continue Reading →

‘D’ is for Dignity in Depression

Warning: This isn't the usual positive, upbeat sort of article I would normally write. But I think when it comes to talking about dignity, I need to reveal some of the things I've personally been through that exemplify the opposite of it.... Continue Reading →

“8-5” (2015): A Review

Editor's Note: Mental health education need not be dry and boring. And the restaging of this in-house play was proof of that. Read on to discover the powerful impact of combining the arts with advocacy in our interview with the director of the... Continue Reading →

Coping with Low Energy

Recovery is a full-time gig, complete with victorious highs and crushing lows. And so, going public with my depression does not mean my life is now full of rainbows and sunshine (I do wish!) It also does not mean that... Continue Reading →

Something Out of Nothing

Singapore turned 50 just a few days ago. As the nation celebrated her Golden Jubilee, with nostalgic throwbacks to yesteryear and impressive aerial displays, I was filled with gratitude and awe at how far we’ve come as a country that had... Continue Reading →

Project Dawn: An Event Story

Editor's Note: It was many months ago when I met Wei Lun and his team. They got in touch with us, wanting to understand more about mental illness in Singapore. It never ceases to amaze me how open and teachable these young people are. Despite... Continue Reading →

Express!on: An Event Story

Editor's Note: We often lend a hand to student projects because we wholeheartedly support young people and their passion for helping others, particularly when it comes to mental health. Read on to find out what's happening at Ngee Ann Polytechnic from 3-4... Continue Reading →

We made the headlines!

What an exciting month it's been for us!! We are so honoured to be featured on our local media! But what thrills my heart even more is knowing that more mental health conversations are taking place today, even if that means... Continue Reading →

EmbraceD: An Event Story

It was like a meeting of old friends. One thing that stood out was how the EmbraceD team had made me feel—in the truest sense of the word—embraced. Not for my depression or for the work I do, but accepted... Continue Reading →

5 Things About Relapse

First story for 2015! I apologise for being MIA in January. As those with depression and anxiety would know, December and January are the toughest months of the year because it is loaded with stressors mixed in with the merrymaking.... Continue Reading →

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