Mental Wellbeing: Moving Beyond “It’s Ok Not to Be Ok”
Mental wellbeing 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 wellbeing 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 ran from April to October 2021. The series focuses on empowering youths with the knowledge to better understand and manage their mental wellbeing. Explore the tiles below to find out more!
To navigate this period of uncertainty and boost your mental wellbeing, 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
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.