In vibrant Singapore, where dreams take flight and possibilities abound, there is an urgent need to address a hidden issue: mental health. Did you know that 1 in 3 Singaporean youth between the ages of 10 to 18 reported mental health symptoms and many do not seek help? Singapore Children’s Society is committed to shining a light on this crucial matter. We invite you to join us on a meaningful journey towards building a mentally resilient nation.
Impact of Neglecting Mental Health
Neglecting mental health not only affects individuals but also ripples through our communities, leaving a lasting impact on our society. A Duke-NUS & IMH study found that anxiety and depression symptoms alone cost $15.7 billion in total health cost and productivity losses among adults in Singapore annually. For children and young persons, unaddressed mental health challenges can hinder their growth, well-being, and potential. The consequences can be far-reaching, affecting their educational success, interpersonal relationships, and overall happiness.
Empowering Young Lives through Mental Health Literacy
Flourishing Minds (FM) by Singapore Children’s Society provides essential care for youth with mild to moderate mental health symptoms. We also conduct mental health literacy programme called Our Mighty Minds that targets children, young persons and their significant adults. Beyond awareness, mental health literacy involves increasing knowledge about conditions, shifting attitudes, and learning skills to support themselves and others. This is one of the key factors to enable help-seeking behaviours. We believe that knowledge, attitudes and skills form the foundation for change. Through our booths, workshop series and mental health check-in service, we empower individuals like children, young persons, family members and other significant adults with the understanding and tools to recognise, address, and support mental wellness in themselves and others.
Early Intervention for Brighter Futures
At Singapore Children’s Society, we firmly believe in the power of early intervention. By investing in our Mental Health Casework & Counselling programme called Oasis for Minds, you help us provide crucial mental health support to children, young persons and their families when they need it the most. Your donations enable us to create safe spaces where they can express themselves, receive support from their families and develop the resilience necessary to navigate life’s challenges. As a result, we offer them hope and a brighter future.
Your Generosity Matters
Together, we have the power to make a difference. Every donation, regardless of size, has the power to transform lives. It takes a collective effort to build a society that values and prioritises mental health. By contributing to our cause, you become an agent of change, making a positive impact on the lives of children, young persons, and their families. Let’s sow the seeds of compassion and understanding, cultivating a future where mental health is prioritised and no child feels alone or misunderstood.
Impact of Your Donations
- $320 enables one child to attend 12-hour Our Mighty Minds workshops series
- $480 enables three children to attend 6-hour Our Mighty Minds foundational workshops
- $750 enables 150 children to interact with Our Mighty Minds Booth
- $4,260 enables one child to complete 6-month of Oasis for Minds counselling
Thank you for being a champion of mental health and for supporting Flourishing Minds @ Children’s Society