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Mental Well-being: Moving Beyond “It’s Ok Not to Be Ok”

COVID-19 has not only increased stressors in our life but also affected our mental well-being. How can we help ourselves, our peers, and our community to improve overall mental well-being?

Last updated: 15 Sep 2021

COVID-19 has not only increased stressors in our life but also affected our mental well-being. How can we help ourselves, our peers, and our community to improve overall mental well-being?

TL;DR

Mental well-being has been one of the top issues identified by youths in a digital poll of 1,500 respondents. Due to COVID-19, stressors such as anxiety over employment and lack of social interaction have become even more prominent.

The key areas that were identified to focus on improving youth mental well-being include:

  • Reducing stigma
  • Enhancing peer support
  • Normalising help-seeking behaviours
  • Addressing the shortfall of support avenues
  • Addressing mental health stressors due to COVID-19

Read All About It

NYC curated a six-part digital engagement series in partnership with TheSmartLocal that will run from April to November 2021. The series focuses on empowering youths with the knowledge to better understand and manage their mental well-being. Explore the tiles below to find out more!

1

The Big Idea

Learn more about each episode in this series

2

Check This: Dealing With Anxiety

Find out how to spot the symptoms and take action

3

Check This: Peer Support Matters

Learn how you can care for a friend in need

4

Check This: Bullying Victims Speak Out

Hear their stories on how peer support helped them

5

Check This: Getting Through A Crisis

Uncover how to get through a crisis with resilience

6

Mental Well-being In Focus

Hear what youths have to say in our survey



Learn More

To navigate this period of uncertainty and boost your mental well-being, check out the list of resources here.

If you are going through a difficult time and need someone to talk to, here are some helplines that you may find useful:

  • National CARE Hotline 1800-202-6868
  • Samaritans of Singapore (24-hour hotline) 1800-221-4444
  • Institute of Mental Health’s Mental Health Helpline, 6389-2222
  • Belle, Beyond the Label Helpbot, click here

Learn More

To navigate this period of uncertainty and boost your mental well-being, check out the list of resources here.

If you are going through a difficult time and need someone to talk to, here are some helplines that you may find useful:

  • National CARE Hotline 1800-202-6868
  • Samaritans of Singapore (24-hour hotline) 1800-221-4444
  • Institute of Mental Health’s Mental Health Helpline, 6389-2222
  • Belle, Beyond the Label Helpbot, click here

Take Action

SPARK THE NEXT

The Youth Action Challenge (YAC) provides a platform for youth to start ground-up initiatives and propose policy changes under the themes of ENVIRONMENT, SOCIETAL ISSUES, JOBS & THE FUTURE OF WORK.

YOUTH MENTAL WELL-BEING NETWORK

Join the Youth Mental Well-being Network if you are passionate about promoting and contributing to youth mental well-being in Singapore.