Mental health & wellbeing summit: Conversation is the best tool we have
“What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candour, and more unashamed conversation.” — Glenn Close (actress)
On World Mental Health Day, 10 October 2021, the World YMCA hosted the third in its series of Youth Led Solutions Summits, on the topic of mental health and wellbeing. The event brought together passionate young people from some 50 countries worldwide, to share their experiences and solutions to tackle the multiple facets of mental health.
Coming soon! 3rd YMCA Youth Led Solutions Summit on mental health and wellbeing
On World Mental Health Day, Sunday 10 October 2021 (14:00-17:00 CEST), the YMCA Movement presents its Youth Led Solutions Summits on Mental Health and Wellbeing, the third in a series. Registration opens on 14 September 2021.
Caring for ourselves, for others and for the world
Day 2 of the Youth-Led Solutions Summit on the Future of Work focused on the Care Economy and the Green Economy. Our post-COVID world is disrupted, so in this quest for meaningful and decent jobs, caring for one another and caring for the planet is central to how we respond, and overcome so many challenges.
Welcome to the Future of Work
How do we talk about work opportunities and career paths in a post-COVID world, where so many young people have lost their jobs and their hopes? The YMCA Youth-Led Solutions Summit on the Future of Work started on 7 June by giving a main direction: the world has changed, and young people must adapt.
Countdown to the YMCA Future of Work Summit, 7-9 June 2021
With a week to go until the YMCA Youth-Led Solutions Summit on ‘The Future of Work’, 7-9 June, over 750 people from over 80 countries have registered to take part.
Join us now if you haven’t yet registered: the deadline is 23:59 Geneva time on 5 June. Participation is free: we want as many young people as possible to benefit.
YMCA's Youth-Led Solutions initiative highlighted at the UN ECOSOC Youth Forum
Sokthea Phay, a member of the World YMCA’s UN Advocacy Group, highlighted the importance of the Youth-Led Solutions Initiative when he addressed a Ministerial Roundtable at the UN’s ECOSOC Youth Forum on 7 April 2021.
Youth-Led Solutions Summit closing event: looking into the future
World YMCA’s Youth-Led Solutions Initiative is on the point of launching a number of projects worldwide to combat climate change. Seed funding of $1000-$6000 will be allocated for each “Solution” approved; and the work must then be implemented over a three to six month period, and beyond.