Walking in Their Shoes

Preventing Youth Suicide

Ycare seeks to empower young persons affected by mental health challenges to recover and live well and prevent youth suicide. Walking in Their Shoes is an immersive exhibition that features the stories of five amazing individuals, whose life journeys were changed by youth mental health challenges and suicidality.

You will be invited to walk in the footsteps of three young persons who have survived their experiences, a mother who lost her child, and a young person who lost a friend. The five verbatim stories depict the diversity of perspectives.

As a community, we can do more to prevent the next youth suicide. Ycare poses a central question to each of us, “Why care?”

Ycare: Walking in Their Shoes is part of the Elephant in Our Community public education campaign on mental health and suicide prevention by Shan You. It was developed and produced in collaboration with Singapore Repertory Theatre.

Upcoming Programmes

Ycare @ One Punggol
Immersive Exhibition
May 13, 2023 13:30
May 13, 2023 15:30
Group Conversation & Sharing
May 13, 2023 15:30
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Ycare: Walking in Their Shoes Disclaimer

All content of Ycare: Walking in Their Shoes (“Ycare: WITS”) contained on or available through the physical exhibits, ycare.sg website, programme booklet, and other materials for Ycare: WITS (“content”) is for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional or medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your mental health or medical professional regarding any condition you may have. Do not disregard professional advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have seen, heard or read from Ycare: WITS.

The content may engage with issues of mental health and suicidality, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, trauma, abusive relationships, self-harm, suicide, and cynicism about the healthcare system. This may be difficult and challenging for some, and user discretion is advised.

The content from the stories of ‘Gabriella’, ‘Anna’, ‘Frost’, ‘Resilience’ and ‘Jessie Marie’ contains narratives about mental health and suicidality that are based on the lived experiences of 5 individuals. Any ideas, whether expressed or implied from the stories, do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of Shan You and Singapore Repertory Theatre. Informed consent has been obtained from the 5individuals to feature their lived experiences in Ycare: WITS. Pseudo-names have been used with their consent and no identifying information has been published to protect the privacy of the individuals. Shan You andSingapore Repertory Theatre do not recommend or endorse any mental health or medical professionals, opinions, views, or other information that may be mentioned in Ycare: WITS.

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Support Ycare: Walking in Their Shoes

As a community, we can do more to prevent the next youth suicide.

We seek your support to bring Ycare: Walking in Their Shoes to the community. Shan You plans to reach out to more young persons living with mental health challenges and their families through community outreach events and online programmes via the ycare.sg microsite.

We know that together we can engage young people in this vital conversation; highlighted in a safe and sensitive way through storytelling to punctuate the importance of speaking up, sharing, and shining a spotlight on the de-stigmatisation of mental health issues in Singapore. We hope to empower young persons affected by mental health challenges to recover and live well and prevent youth suicide. Your generous donation will help to expand the scale and reach of the project.

Please direct all donations to Shan You (Block 5, Upper Boon Keng Road, #02-15, Singapore 380005) and indicate to be for the Ycare: Walking in Their Shoes Community Fund. All donations are eligible for tax-deductible relief of 2.5 times of the donated amount.

For more information on how to donate to the Ycare: Walking in Their Shoes Community Fund:

We thank you in advance for your compassionate contribution towards youth mental health and suicide prevention in Singapore!