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The Weez Project WEEZ WEEK Anns Story

Ann’s Story

Weez Week is about raising youth mental health awareness in Hong Kong through a range of initiatives including The Weez Wall of Hope, sharing positive thoughts and images on social media, and dispelling myths and providing facts surrounding suicide. Ann’s story is about losing her son Jamie to suicide, knowing what she knows now, and […]

Myths about suicide

Myths About Suicide

As part of Weez Week, The Weez Project has released some myths and facts surrounding suicide. Suicide is an emotive and divisive subject. It is also highly complex with multiple factors usually at play, e.g. biological, psychological, life experiences, relationships and more. If we are to help people cope with emotional or difficult feelings, we […]

Nadia Hussein Talks about living with Anxiety

Nadia Hussein recently spoke to the BBC about living with anxiety and allowed access to how she was seeking treatment and how she was personally facing her anxiety. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=993862907671471 The most poignant quote for me was:“Living with anxiety is probably one of the most lonely and most isolating things to have because you are your […]

Weez Project All Right Simon Armitage Loneliness

All Right?

Thanks to UK Northern Rail for allowing us to show this video depicting poet laureate Simon Armitage’s poem, All Right? This time of year can be a particularly lonely time. If you’re worried about someone, don’t forget to ask them if they are all right. It can make all the difference. Video of the poem […]

Overcome Learned Helplessness: Learned Optimism

Learned optimism is a way of re-training the brain to think differently and the ability to see the possibilities of good ahead. No matter who you are or circumstance, anyone can learn the skills to become a more optimistic person in time. For example, if someone has lost a close relationship, instead of putting themselves […]