School of Foundation Studies addressing mental health issues
January 21, 2020
The School of Foundation Studies and ChildSafe Malaysia held a talk about “YouthSafe: Mental Health Awareness” on 11 September 2019.
This talk was attended by Swinburne staffs, students, and several members of the public, which aims to encounter the challenges and life pressure of young adults and to engage them to break through the silence and stigma of shame and weakness.
In Malaysia, one in five young adults endured depression, stress and anxiety due to different traumatic life experiences, expectations, and physiological or environmental factors. In addition, excessive use of smartphones and multimedia technologies also contributing to mental disorder symptoms.
It was also the objective of this talk to engage young adults to realize that resilience is ordinary through examples, the strategies to build resilience, and to recognize that the road to resilience is likely to involve considerable emotional distress.
Also present at the event was the Deputy Vice Chancellor and CEO, Professor John Wilson.