The inaugural SOT TALKS, to be held at the Pakistan National Council of the Arts, Islamabad on the 27th of April 2019, will be exploring mental health and its importance in its two panel discussions which will include thought leaders and experts from the field. SOT TALKS, part of the famous SOT Events held annually, is free and open to public. People wishing to attend can confirm and fast-track their entry by registering at sotevents.com or visiting facebook.com/SchoolofTomorrowEvents.SOT Talks are conceptualised as the essence of School of Tomorrow (SOT) Events by providing a platform to keep inspirational conversations alive. They serve as a bridge between each of our annual SOT events – driven by the previous and building up to the next – in order to continue the mission to provide enriching, future-oriented intellectual experiences and learning opportunities. With a focus on emerging issues within contemporary societies, these discussions aim to contribute to a better future.The thematic focus of the very first SOT Talks is mental health and ways to cope with mental health issues. The society at large has always been hesitant to speak out or take definitive action on issues regarding mental health. Schools and institutes have for far too long ignored the impact mental health has on growing individuals. SOT Talks aims to provide a dynamic platform for professionals and specialists to collaborate, educate, and inspire a change towards the social stigma of mental health, where everyone speaks freely and seeks help for issues related to mental health.SOT Events started as a conference series in the year 2000 and are organised by Beaconhouse as part of its ongoing commitment to its social responsibility. Over the years, the series has evolved and grown, featuring thought leaders – including educators, futurists, scientists, environmentalists and many others – from across South Asia, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America. SOT Events have greatly influenced change, directly benefiting various fields of interest.To widen their impact, the series was opened to the public for the first time in 2015. Since then, major public events in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad were organized, featuring more than 400 speakers from around the world who shared new ideas and experiences with audiences of tens of thousands of people from all cross-sections of society. These public events focused on the impact of developments in geopolitics and global security, media and digital technologies, popular art and culture and climate change on the future of societies worldwide.