Youth team up with Sun Xueling to tackle mental health issues

Group of six are gathering stories from young people for an e-book to help those struggling

Mentored by Minister of State for Education and Social and Family Development Sun Xueling (top left), the Project It'll Be Alright team members are: (top right) Ms Zoe Yap, (middle row from left) Ms Gia Lim, Mr Edward Lim, Mr Shawn Tilakan, (bottom)
Mentored by Minister of State for Education and Social and Family Development Sun Xueling (top left), the Project It'll Be Alright team members are: (top right) Ms Zoe Yap, (middle row from left) Ms Gia Lim, Mr Edward Lim, Mr Shawn Tilakan, (bottom) Mr Edwin Poh and Ms Syimah Jasni.PHOTO: PROJECT IT'LL BE ALRIGHT

Having struggled with mental health issues themselves, six young people have teamed up to create a community resource that they hope will support youth in need.

Mentored by Minister of State for Education and Social and Family Development Sun Xueling, they are gathering stories and quotes from various segments of the youth population, such as those in universities, polytechnics and Institutes of Technical Education as well as young working adults.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 30, 2021, with the headline 'Youth team up with Sun Xueling to tackle mental health issues'. Subscribe