Circle of
Protection

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mental

Mental Health

physical

Physical Health

financial

Financial Health

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And so on

The campaign addresses the burgeoning mental health crisis among teenagers and young adults. It seeks to highlight and make information available concerning the protective factors

Our characteristic attributes
Skills
Strengths
Loved ones
Wider community

which form a circle of protection around us and keep us safe and secure. Our circle of protection helps us engage in self-care, it helps ensure that we attend to all the aspects of our health.

Sub-topics

As part of the campaign, we are focusing on the following sub-topics

ace

ACE and Childhood Trauma

ACE refers to Adverse Childhood Experiences that some experience early on in their life. It could inflict trauma which, in turn, makes us vulnerable to poor mental health and substance use later on in our life. We will be talking about what ACE is, how can one overcome it, and how to have a conversation on mental health with your parents.
digital

Digital Well-Being

As children, adolescents, and young adults are increasingly reliant on technology for their day-to-day functioning, they remain vulnerable to compulsive internet use and its negative impact. We want to have a conversation wherein we can talk about this vulnerability and how we can set healthy boundaries with our internet and tech use.
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Protective Factors

We talk about some of the aspects in our lives - resilience, looking after your health, spiritual and religious beliefs, etc. - that have been proven to be beneficial for children and adolescents' mental health.
finally

Finally, as part of the campaign, we will be making two resources available:

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