Plan to help youth tackle mental health issues

Group will work with schools to equip young people with skills to help peers

SG Youth Action Plan panel co-chairs Sim Ann and Edward Chia say that besides helping to develop the mental health first-response capabilities of young people, the group will also engage employers on providing better support for those with mental hea
SG Youth Action Plan panel co-chairs Sim Ann and Edward Chia say that besides helping to develop the mental health first-response capabilities of young people, the group will also engage employers on providing better support for those with mental health conditions in the workplace.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

A group helping to shape policies for youth will work with schools to build up mental health first-response capabilities among the youth here, and engage employers on providing better support for those with mental health conditions in the workplace.

The co-chairs of the SG Youth Action Plan panel, Senior Minister of State for Culture, Community and Youth Sim Ann and entrepreneur Edward Chia, told The Straits Times that this was in response to feedback from the youth that mental health is an important issue to them.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 28, 2020, with the headline 'Plan to help youth tackle mental health issues'. Subscribe