Research & Data
Character Leadership Academy conducts surveys annually to understand the trends amongst youth in the area of mental health and wellbeing. Our findings influence the way we design our programmes, campaigns, and initiatives.
2021 to 2022 Findings
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.
2018 to 2019 Findings
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.