Roundtable on Mental Well-being among Teenagers Successfully Held

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The Roundtable Dialogue on the Construction of Social Service Systems for Children’s Psychological Well-being, jointly organized by the China Population Welfare Foundation and the China Philanthropy Research Institute of Beijing Normal University, and sponsored by the National Center for Mental Health and Psychiatric Prevention, the Volunteer Service Promotion Center of the Ministry of Civil Affairs, and Huaxia Times, was  successfully held in Binzhou City, Shandong Province, on March 21.

China has approximately 340 million children and adolescents under the age of 17, with around 30 million affected by psychological disorders.

The event aimed to  integrate philanthropic projects with the national social psychological service system and enhance their impact. It provided a platform to share NGOs’ practical experiences and discuss the significance and role of philanthropic organizations in the social psychological support system.

During the roundtable dialogue session, three guests from JD Health, Beijing Tongxinyuan Charitable Foundation, Guangdong Rici Foundation, and a senior children’s mental health consultant engaged in in-depth discussions on the theme of “diverse participation in public welfare projects for children’s mental health.”

Professor Liu Zhengkui from the Institute of Psychology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences delivered a summary speech during the roundtable discussion. He highlighted the severity and complexity of the issue of mental health among children and adolescents in China.

Philanthropic organizations can contribute to the social psychological service system by actively promoting the construction of child mental health service systems and driving technological innovation to provide affordable and precise services to those in need. This approach would help achieve broader and more cost-effective reach.