A Youth Summit, By Youth, For Youth
Our biggest event yet, the Youth Summit 2020 was an online and in-person bilingual conference organised by our Youth Ambassadors to address mental health stigma and building a supportive community.
With the core theme of Resilience: Supporting each other and ourselves, the event engaged youth through panel discussions, conversations about lived experience, film screenings and a host of international experts.
Youth and expert alike combined voices to share on a variety of topics:
- Fostering positive mental health, and resilience
- Reaching out for support
- Lived experience and speaking out
- Peer support movements and initiatives
- Managing academic pressures
- Navigating the online world safely and positively
- Suicide prevention
14 local and international renowned mental health speakers joined our youth across 24 diverse and interactive sessions.
304 youth attended the summit, both physically and virtually, with attendees dialing in from Hong Kong, Australia, Pakistan, the UK and America!
By spotlighting young creators who are making change in their own communities, we can bridge generational divides, reduce stigma related to mental health, and promote access to evidence-based mental health information and support.
View details of the event and the full programme here.
Watch out for the 2021 Youth Summit coming later this year!
“The Youth Summit was an incredible and empowering experience to connect those in Hong Kong’s youth mental health community to address such a pressing issue for our society. I hope that in the future, more conferences like the youth summit can be a catalyst for the change we wish to see!”