Mental wellbeing a concern for young employees in Singapore
Youths in Singapore are concerned over their mental health when they enter the workforce, revealed a recent dialogue organised by the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC).
The other top two concerns are career planning and financial adequacy, reports CNA.
The dialogue focuses on how youths can be better prepared to transition from students to working professionals, and found that participants were particularly concerned about ensuring employability in the job market, what skills would be attractive to employers in the near future and how to be better prepared before entering the workforce.
The dialogue is part of the NTUC Youth Taskforce, launched in July 2022 to better understand the work-life aspirations of youths.
The year-long exercise aims to engage 10,000 youths aged between age 18 and 25 to better understand their goals and concerns and has since reached more than 1,000 individuals, with plans to hold sessions with polytechnics in October.
“Since the launch of the NTUC Youth Taskforce, we have engaged more than 1,000 youths between 18 and 25 years old so far and are looking forward to meeting many more youths out there who will have differing views,” said NTUC Assistant Secretary-General Desmond Choo, who chairs the Youth Taskforce.