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KHOO YI FENG

Friends call him the “Mental Health Guy” for doing 'everything with mental health' in mind for the past 10 years. Trained in social work, psychology and Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Yi Feng is a youth mental health professional who helps young people in mental health distress make sense of what they are going through so that they leave feeling more hopeful that they can get better.

10 years ago, Yi Feng got a front row seat to the suffering and strengths of humanity when he started volunteering as a facilitator, holding space for persons in recovery from mental illness.

These experiences moved him to the mission of raising awareness on campus, believing that better understanding can bring about better wellness. Founding and leading the award-winning NUS Mental Health Wing for 3 years as an undergraduate enabled him to apply evidence-based approaches of de-stigmatising to the campus context by running a year-long campaign, working with more than 20 partners, reaching more than 300 undergraduates.

To improve his competencies, he pursued further training in social work and solution focused brief therapy, and recently graduated with a Graduate Diploma in the former and achieved Advanced Certification for the latter. In his free time, he has been volunteering as a Curator of the Young Change Makers (YCM) Fund with the National Youth Council for the past 3 years, mentoring > 10 project groups keen on contributing to the youth mental health cause and hearing > 60 project pitches.

He believes in working together to bring about mental wellness for all youths in Southeast Asia by raising mental health literacy, eradicating stigma and partnering local communities.

Yi Feng is passionate about helping young people in mental health distress, make sense of what they are going through, so that they leave feeling more hopeful that they can get better. He is also constantly exploring innovative approaches that can reduce stigma, improve literacy and enable greater access to mental health support services. He works together with local communities to bring about better mental well-being for youths in Southeast Asia.