Mental Health Resources for Parents/Caregivers


Mental health of young people is a key concern for Singapore with recent events throwing a spotlight on it. For this #SaturdayGoodRead, EAST News reproduces a set of resources originally compiled for parents of youths at Grace Baptist Church (GBC). We thank Ms Hannah Yeo of the GBC Youth Ministry for graciously allowing us to do so. May it be a timely and useful resource for parents or caregivers to engage in ongoing conversations with their teenagers, not only for those who have signs of mental health challenges.

According to the Straits Times, “more than half of the young people polled by the National Youth Council [NYC] in the second half of 2020 said that mental well-being was a challenge for them, with some citing anxiety over the future, stress over finances, and worries about academic or work performance.” Even before the onset of COVID-19, mental health for youths was an issue flagged by NYC (see its April 2019 issue of Y+).

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Global Youth Movement 2021 – GKPN

Global Youth Movement 2021 – Global Kingdom Partnership Network (GKPN)

The Global Kingdom Partnership Network – GKPN unites today’s great Christian churches with the goal of reaching the world with the message of God’s love in Jesus.

Youth pastors from these churches came together and created a movement called the Global Youth Movement (GYM) whose mission is to challenge, inspire and connect Christian youth leaders to together reach the world in this generation.

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