The youth chapter will be engaging in 3 programs that will be expanded as the chapter grows.
The decluttering program will involve volunteers helping to clear out the houses of hoarders (individuals who tend to store excessive amounts of items in their homes, to the point where it affects their daily life), as they have done before and were even featured in the Straits Times Causes Week 2016 for their work (see article link below).
|Image Credit: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/causes-week-2016-youth-on-a-mission-to-declutter-homes|
The outreach program will require volunteers to help with administrative duties (e.g., answering queries or directing people to relevant sources etc.) at our various outreach programs. Stigma and lack of mental health awareness is such a big problem in our community these days. While much is already being done by CHAT (Community Health Assessment Team under the Institute of Mental Health) and other mental health VWOs (which we will be covering in more detail in another post), the youth chapter will be a great platform for youths interested in combating stigma and educating others about mental health issues to truly make an impact!
So to everyone passionate about the mental health community, take this opportunity and head down to the Silver Ribbon Singapore Youth Chapter’s Facebook Page to find out more and sign up to join them!