The “Mindshift+ Educational Programme” aims to provide school-based support to equip teachers and students with knowledge, skills and strategies to cope with mental health concerns, as well as enhancing their empathy towards people with mental illnesses. We expect that this Programme will enhance students’ and teachers’ ability to cope with stress and adversity, as well as promoting a positive outlook on life.
While this Programme covers a broad range of mental health and stress issues, there will be a strong focus on psychosis. Psychosis is a leading cause of disability worldwide and affects approximately 3 in 100 people. Despite the prevalence of this illness, there remains significant misunderstanding and discrimination in the society. By promoting mental health awareness, discussion and service among teachers and students, it is anticipated that this Programme will begin to challenge existing misconception about psychosis and bring about positive changes in the long-term.