Takeaways from @KitaConnect Mental Health Month 2021

In these trying times, it's important to take care of your mental health and to get in touch with your emotions. Here are some takeaways from Mental Health Awareness month in October 2021 organised by @KitaConnect with young people and mental health experts.

Mental health help is just a call (or click) away

Here's a list of helplines that you can contact if you need any assistance or information. Stay safe and healthy!


In the final episode of KitaConnect’s Self-Management Tools IG Live series, young people are walked through a few helpful strategies to stay focused and overcome procrastination.


Setting goals helps us organize our time and resources so that we can make the most of our life. Episode 3 of the KitaConnect’s Self-Management Tools IG Live series dives into some tips on mapping out our goals, and how to organise our thinking around them.

Time management

Prioritising how to focus can sometimes feel like a lot. In Episode 2 of the KitaConnect’s Self-Management Tools IG Live series, young people can get some fun and easy tips on how to manage our time, and determine priorities using relevant time management techniques.

Where does my time go?

Time management is key to helping us complete more in less time. The KitaConnect’s Self-Management Tools IG Live series, Episode 1 ‘Where does my time go?’, featuring KitaConnect Champion, Felicia, invites young people to recognise the importance of time.


This online workshop is all about cultivating a sense of purpose and setting goals that align with your core values.


This workshop takes participants on a journey of self-discovery to identify their strengths and weaknesses, as well as how to better manage their life.

Decision-making 101

In the decision-making workshop, participants are empowered to demonstrate a sense of responsibility and make active decisions for themselves in all facets of their lives.

Debate Like A Champ! Opposition #2: Society has to protect the children from tangible harm

According to Victor, 17, young people who participate in school strike movements are at high risk of being negatively misrepresented in media coverage which will invite more backlash toward young activists and reduce the impact of the movement.

The art of journaling

Art journaling can help young people to self-reflect effectively and gain insights into the major areas of lives through creative expressions. Here are some key tips and ways to start your journaling journey.

Youth Chat: Support in schools

In conjunction with mental health month, a Youth Chat was held to enable an open discussion for young people from all across Malaysia to talk about the mental health support they would like to have in their learning environment.

#OnMyMind IG Live session 1: Breaking the silence

Dr. Amer Siddiq Amer Nordin from Universiti Malaya Cares seeks to clear up the misconceptions of mental health. He also dives into why we have feelings and emotions, and how do we support ourselves and others.

#OnMyMind IG Live session 2: It’s OK to be not OK

Do you know that it is totally fine and normal to feel emotional? The best way to stay mentally fit is by embracing our feelings, but how?

Managing emotions and stress

This youth-led workshop trains us to better manage our feelings through interactive activities and reflection

#OnMyMind IG Live session 3: Adapting to changing times

Dr. Aida Syarinaz Ahmad Adlan, from Universiti Malaya, and @KitaConnect Champion, Felicia, explored key questions around adapting to changes in our life, and embracing these feelings even if they make us feel uncomfortable.

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