Ellie, the Mental Health Elephant
Announcing the arrival of Ellie, the mental health Elephant at Temasek Shophouse! Ellie, Mental Health Elephant, is the official mascot for the Elephant in Our Community public education campaign – a signature public education campaign on mental health by Shan You.
The metaphor of an ‘elephant in the room’ refers to an obvious problem that people do not want to talk about. Similarly, although mental health issues are prevalent in our community, talking about them is often shunned and avoided.
Ellie represents the pain and struggles of all affected by mental health conditions, and their voices and hopes. She reminds us that persons affected by mental health issues live amongst us in the community.
Come by, take a selfie with Ellie the Elephant with #LookWhoISaw or #iamelliesg and show your support for mental health at Temasek Shophouse.