Healthy Mind, Healthy Life

Healthy Mind, Healthy Life

Mental well-being of young people is at cross-roads today. More so, the mental health of those who come under the category, Young at Risk (YaR). Children and young people who have either experienced or presently experiencing adverse situations such as neglect, abuse, exploitation, exclusion and violence are described as Young at Risk (YaR). Research studies indicate that these vulnerable young people are prone to experience poor physical health as well as poor mental health due to personal choices and environmental influences. Communicable and non-communicable disorders, and others such as alcohol and drug abuse, sexually transmitted diseases, road traffic injuries and suicide are some common problems they face today. 

This year’s YaR seminar will focus on ‘Enhancing Mental Well-being of Young Adults at Risk‘. Building on this theme, our campaign for the upcoming year (2023-24) will revolve around the concept of ‘Healthy Mind, Healthy Life’, represented by two hashtags: #ChildWellbeingMatters and #LiveLifeFully.

The reason behind choosing this theme is twofold. Firstly, we want to spotlight well-being, a concept that we haven’t fully explored before. Our aim is to delve into children’s perspectives on well-being through various initiatives throughout the year. By doing so, we hope to initiate a comprehensive understanding of well-being and its importance.

Our YaR campaign’s central objective is to initiate dialogue and action on the well-being of children. This includes a deep exploration of their well-being from various angles and interventions. The intention is to create a new approach to addressing the well-being of young individuals who are at risk. This new approach will take into consideration insights gained from our year-long exploration and will pave the way for targeted and effective interventions.

Our goal is to amplify the importance of well-being, enabling everyone to live life to the fullest.