Addressing Mental Health Challenges Among Pakistani Youth

Problem Statement: Pakistan is currently experiencing a surge in the prevalence of mental health issues among its youth, exacerbated by factors such as academic pressure, societal expectations, and economic uncertainties. The lack of awareness and limited mental health support further compounds the problem.

Desired Impact: The goal is to cultivate an informed and engaged youth population in Pakistan that is mentally healthy, understands how to navigate mental health issues, and no longer perceives them as social stigmas.

Hub Activities: The initiative, "Minds Matter: Fostering Youth Mental Well-being," aims to address mental health challenges through the following strategies:

  1. Awareness Campaigns: Conduct regionwide awareness campaigns using social media, traditional media, and community events to destigmatize mental health issues.

  2. Educational Workshops: Organize workshops in schools and colleges to educate students, teachers, and parents about mental health, its signs, and the importance of seeking help.


  • Week 1: Develop awareness campaign materials and workshop content.

  • Week 2: Organize awareness sessions.

Project Objectives:

  • Reach a minimum of 80 youth through awareness campaigns.

  • Conduct mental health workshops in educational institutions, reaching 50 students.

Project Metrics:

  • Number of Awareness Sessions: Conducted a workshop at the University of Lahore and held awareness talks with students.

  • Assessment: Facilitated a focus group discussion to explore students' experiences dealing with mental health, equipping them with strategies and tools to address mental health issues.

Collaborators: University of Lahore