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Global Forum for Children and Youth


Global Forum for Children and Youth

‘What’s on your mind? Mental Health Spotlight session

The COVID19 pandemic has raised concerns about the mental health of an entire generation. How do we ensure children and young people access the support and services they need? Together with the Governments of Botswana and Sweden, UNICEF is hosting the first Global Forum for Children and Youth (#childyouthforum) to help address this and other urgent questions. From 7 to 9 December 2021 the Forum will convene children and young people alongside leaders in government, business, philanthropy, the UN and civil society to focus the world’s attention on the rights and urgent needs of children and young people.
On 9th December 8am ET we will host a spotlight session focusing on mental health stigma and investment. Confirmed speakers include Dr Vikram Patel, a fantastic youth panel, basketball player Jeremy Lin and representatives from the Swedish Government, Arigatou International and the Z Zurich Foundation.
You can register here for the full programme of events – and make sure to add the mental health spotlight session to your calendar. There are also two mental health community sessions taking place just beforehand at 7am ET.
For more information, go to https://www.childrenyouthforum.org/

What’s on your mind: https://youtu.be/WbBjtc70V3Q

Invitation: CY21-mental-health-invitation.pdf