Public Invited to Play a Part in Strengthening Youth Mental Well-Being

Published Date: 29 September 2021 02:00 PM

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1. The Youth Mental Well-Being Network has moved to its Call-to-Action phase, and welcomes contributions from members of the public who would like to participate in projects that can make a difference towards supporting youth mental well-being. Those interested can look forward to taking up roles such as workshop facilitators for mental well-being programmes, mentors for at-risk students, and content creators for online mental well-being support platforms.

2. The Network was set up in February 2020 to bring together people from all walks of life to develop ground-up solutions to improve youth mental well-being. It is supported by the Ministries of Social and Family Development, Health, and Education, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, and the National Youth Council.

3. Since its formation, 1,500 individuals comprising youths, parents, caregivers, mental health and social sector professionals have joined the Network and developed 22 ground-up projects, which range from efforts to enhance youths' emotional resilience, to exploring ways to strengthen peer support within the family, workplace, and community.

4. In this Call-to-Action phase, interested individuals or organisations can join a project to support its cause in improving youth mental well-being. More details on the projects and volunteer registration can be found at www.reach.gov.sg/youth-mental-well-being.

5. Teams in the Network will continue to develop their projects to see their ideas to fruition. The projects will complement the existing platforms to strengthen the overall ecosystem of support for youths.

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