#IfOnlyYouKnew – Growing a > Resilient Next Generation

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#IfOnlyYouKnew – Growing a > Resilient Next Generation

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IfOnlyYouKnew Campaign

You can grow a more resilient next generation

A New Adventure

Time flies and in less than 2 months, Emmaus will turn 3 years old. It has been an amazing journey as our team worked hard to grow mental resilience and non-profit volunteer partnerships capabilities across more than 120 projects and reaching out to more than 6000 people.

We are now ready for the next phase of growth as we want to also contribute to growing mental resilience in youths. In our conversations with many of you, we understand that current day youths are facing a different level of stress and with COVID-19 addiing an additional layer of stress, we want to do what we can to also help them be resilient.

The State of our Young People’s Mental Health

World Health Organization found that mental illness is the number one threat to the health, wellbeing and productivity of young people, with 75% of mental disorders having an onset before the age of 25. More than 50% of young people will have experienced at least one period of mental ill-health by the age of 25 1. This same trend is also observed in Singapore with calls for more to be done in youth mental health as they have emerged as a vulnerable group who are more likely to be associated with mental disorders 2.

ReImagining Resilient Youths with Project REdisCOVER

And rather than working in silos, we have decided to tag-team with Project REdisCOVER to help encourage, empower and inspire.

You Can Do It #IfOnlyYouKnew How

As such, we invite you to join us to encourage, empower and inspire simply by penning a letter. Whatever age you are, you can be part of this meaningful campaign by heading over to http://tiny.cc/ifonlyyouknew:

  • ≤ 30 years old: What would you want to say to those older than you about the things you go through?
  • > 30 years old: What advice would you give the younger you now from where you are?

Project REdisCOVER will then follow-up with you on your submissions.

I'm Ready to Pen it...

Let’s grow a more resilient generation. We all can benefit from each other’s life experiences.

 


References:

1 https://www.orygen.org.au/Policy/World-Economic-Forum-partnership/Files/Orygen-WEF-global-framework-for-youth-mental-healt.aspx

2 https://www.cambridge.org/core/services/aop-cambridge-core/content/view/91EF53CE124C3F7458D32700CCA08B8B/S2045796019000179a.pdf/tracking_the_mental_health_of_a_nation_prevalence_and_correlates_of_mental_disorders_in_the_second_singapore_mental_health_study.pdf




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