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Inaugural
SPEED

Support for Peers' Equipping & Engagement Day - #SPEED22

 

From Peer Support Leaders to Peer Supporters

5 November 2022, Saturday

9.00 am - 4.00 pm

The Common Ground, Auditorium

(21 Bedok North Street 1, Common Ground Civic Centre, S469659)

SPEED hopes to use this day to help and enable our peer supporters understand the Landscape of Mental Health in Singapore and Our Roles as Peer Supporter. Peer Supporting is everyone's responsibility and each and everyone can be a peer supporter. Hence, there is no need for one to hold a leadership role to lend support to peers. Come join us and be trained and equipped as a Peer Supporter and Gatekeeper of Lives in your school community. New framework, new structure and new paradigm on Peer Support & Gatekeeping.

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Guest of Honour

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Ms Nadia Ahmad Samdin

Member of Parliament

(Ang Mo Kio GRC)

Keynote Speaker

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Mr. David Chua

National Youth Council

Keynote Speaker

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Mr. Delane Lim

Character & Leadership Academy

Moderator

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Mr Chung Kwang Tong Character & Leadership Academy

Keynote Speaker

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Mr. Chua Seng Lee Character & Leadership Academy

Keynote Speaker

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Ms. Samantha Lim

Pivotal Youth

Keynote Speaker

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Mr. Lye Yen Kai

Pivotal Youth

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Our Programmes

According to a survey that was conducted from 2021 to 2022, the question - "I know of a friend who is in danger of taking his/her life or someone who is undergoing stress and problems in life." 58% of the youths have chosen "yes" as their answer. 

In the same survey, 22% of youths have felt that they are unable to help someone who is going through emotional trauma or someone who is sad or depressed. However, 92% would like to be trained as a "Happy Ambassador / GateKeeper" so that when the need arises, they know what to do

 
/ˈhapi-juːθ/

noun

 

Young; having a mindset of gratitude and purpose; with a sense of positive well-being; a leader with character

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In another survey that was conducted from 2018 and 2019, more than 50% of youths who are attending Polytechnics, ITEs, Universities, and those who are attending National Service, have said that "They are not comfortable with talking to their parents about their problems."

In the same survey, there was another question - "I know of a friend who is in danger of taking his/her life or someone who is undergoing stress and problems in life." More than half of the students in upper secondary, tertiary education, as well as those in National Service have chosen "yes" to the question.  

For the full Ground Survey Findings from 2018 to 2019, click the button below.

HappYouth was therefore launched to address this pressing mental health issue.

HappYouth is a programme created in 2016 as part of a suicide prevention initiative.

By imparting various skills, knowledge and frameworks on self-care and mental well-being, you too can become a HappYouth too!

Our flagship module aims to equip youth with essential skills to manage emotions and stress, and be self-aware. All sessions will be conducted through experiential learning, increasing the retention and impact.

 

COPES

Keep Calm, Observe Emotions, Stay Positive, Explore Options, Seek Help

 

PTCA

Pause, Think, Choose, Act

 

A.N.T.s

Automatic Negative Thoughts

 

LIFELINE

Charting one's positive and negative experiences in life

HappYouth Ambassadors

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Nick Vujicic

Born without arms or legs, Nick Vujicic is a painter, swimmer, skydiver, and motivational speaker. Nick Vujicic is 33 years old. He was born with an extremely rare congenital disorder known as Phocomelia, which is characterised by the absence of legs and arms. After realizing that he wasnt alone in his struggles, Nick wanted to help others find hope and meaning in life. Nick decided to go into Public Speaking to inspire others.

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Nick Shen

Several years ago, actor Nick Shen supported two friends, both now in their early 30s, who had suicidal thoughts. Shen says one of them, who attempted suicide, had schizophrenia and spoke of people trying to “catch” him. The other friend had relationship and family problems and cut herself. Shen accompanied her on her visits to Institute of Mental Health (IMH).

Shen says perseverance is key to overcoming challenges, including mental health problems. He learnt this value over the years.

Asean Youth Community

 
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21st-century skills for the Future of Work

A network of young people across Southeast Asia aiming to promote an inclusive and empowered youth participation towards Asean community building and achieve a better understanding of sustainable development, regional solidarity, and the Asean identity.

Leadership and Character Education

 

At our core

What drives us to do what we do is the belief in the potential of youth. Personal Values and Character are the key foundations and life-smith of every youth leader and our educational programmes are catered to bring out the best in every young person. 

Some of our programmes include:

  • Project Make a Difference (M.A.D)

  • Mental Wellness 

  • Symposium 

  • Bicentennial Series 

  • Foundational Life Coaching

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