As reported by the SCMP, calls to suicide prevention hotlines and contact with online mental health support services are rising amongst young people affected by heightening levels of distress from multiple directions: Covid-19, school and university closures, uncertainty about the future, rising unemployment and more. https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/health-environment/article/3105943/hong-kong-witnesses-alarming-rise-young-people Keep a watch out for young people displaying signs […]
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In an article for Ariana Magazine, Ann writes about losing her son, Jamie, and the recent Talk, Listen Care campaign to encourage people to talk about feelings and to raise awareness about mental health and suicide prevention in young people. “As a community, we can all play a part in improving young people’s mental well-being […]
Feelings can overwhelm you, like a tsunami. Plan ahead and set up an early warning system and an escape route so you know what to do if you feel your emotions worsen. Have coping and self-calming strategies to hand (like breathing slowly or being in the present.) and be ready to deploy them if and […]
May is mental health awareness month. The Weez Wall was painted to raise awareness about and challenge the stigma of youth mental health. Its messages of hope, positivity and support remind us to be aware of our own and others’ feelings. Be sure to Talk, Listen and Care to safeguard your mental well-being and that […]
Thinking things through thoroughly helps resolve problems. Or does it? Sure, think before you act. But dwelling for too long or too deeply can be counter productive, losing perspective. Be aware of overthinking. Stop, take a break and let your mind rest before you come back to what’s on your mind.
We all know about social distancing as we combat Covid-19, and strive to keep the requisite 2m away from others. Language is important. What we’re actually doing is physical distancing. Great! While we keep apart physically, it’s important to continue to be socially connected. We need human contact now as much as ever, if not […]
The Covid-19 pandemic has made us all the more aware of the need to protect our physical health and that of our family and friends. In these uncertain times, we are living with social distancing, self isolation and a steady stream of news from all over the world, not all of it founded in fact. […]
Ann Pearce talks to the South China Morning Post (SCMP) about losing her son, Jamie; that it’s okay to not be okay; how we can encourage people to talk about feelings, listen attentively to others, and show we care by doing something positive.
Street Artist Miguel today created his latest work – The Weez Wall – to raise awareness of youth mental health in Hong Kong. The Weez Wall is one of a series of events during Weez Week and is in collaboration with The Weez Project, HKwalls and sponsored by eicó Paints and Egg Shell Stickers. The […]
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 […]