Guffaws, giggles and chuckles will echo around Victoria Park next month as organisers of an anti-depression campaign apply the motto that laughter really is the best medicine. The Joyful Mental Health Foundation plans a two-day laughing marathon in which individuals and teams will vie to see who can laugh non-stop the longest. The event on July 15 and 16 will be part of a three-day funfair staged by the foundation, aimed at educating the public about depression and helping sufferers to deal with their ailment in a healthy way. The group will erect a kiosk, dubbed Laughing Corner and marked by statues of a laughing boy and girl. 'We want to remind people to laugh and stay happy every day,' the group's administrative officer, Kenneth Choi Pak-kei, said yesterday. He said healthy people and sufferers of depression were welcome to join. The competition is in two categories, for individuals and six-member teams. Competitors can enrol on the group's website at www.joyfulsunshine2005.com .