The global pandemic has posed challenges to many adults, but youths have not been spared either. In Singapore, our collective mental health has been declining and youth aged 18 to 29 had the highest proportion of poor mental health in Singapore. "Suicide is the leading cause of death for those aged 10-29. Of the 452 suicides reported in 2020, nearly a quarter were people aged 10 to 29." (https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/youth-mental-health-challenges-a-profound-issue-preoccupying-government-ong-ye-kung)
This is our inaugural SDN SG Chapter in Social Design. We have engaged many of our close partners, design professionals, and mental health experts. Gathering youths, design mentors, mental health experts, and design educators in exploring multiple perspectives to tackle today’s youth mental health challenges through a series of workshops, mentor sessions, and activities.