About Campaign

ends 31 Mar 2021, 11:59 PM
Suicide is the leading cause of death for those aged 10 to 29 in Singapore. In 2019, 71 persons aged 20 to 29 took their own lives.

Each youth suicide could have been prevented. Often, the person just wanted a way out of his or her pain and despair but had felt helpless and hopeless. As a community, we can do more to prevent the next youth suicide.

Ycare: Walking in their Shoes is a new community outreach programme that aims to empower young persons (age 18 to 25 years) with mental health challenges to recover and live well and prevent youth suicide. Scheduled to be launched in September, it aims to reach out to more than 1,000 young persons by end 2021.

Ycare: Walking in their Shoes has received a $20,000 grant from the Tote Board Mental Health Strategic Initiative. This grant will be used for the production of a new physical exhibit and event-related expenses.

To increase the impact of Ycare: Walking in their Shoes, Shan You will be partnering with the Singapore Repertory Theatre to use arts as a vehicle to create authentic conversations on mental health and suicide and bring communities together. It will be a sensory experience created using 5 verbatim stories incorporated into a 'pop up' immersive exhibition.

This fund-raising project aims to raise $15,000. All donations are eligible for tax-deductible relief of 2.5 times of the donated amount. All donations will be eligible for dollar-for-dollar matching contribution from the Tote Board and Singapore Government.

About the Charity

Shan You is a non-profit social service agency set up in 1995 to provide professional counselling and social care services based on the guiding values of compassion, mindfulness, morality, and wisdom. Our services are available to all in the community, regardless of race, religion and ability to pay.

Shan You is a registered society and a charity with the status of Institutions of a Public Character (IPCs). Shan You is a full member of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS).

With your monetary support, we will be able to continue to serve the community and our beneficiaries, building towards a caring and more resilient society!

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