What is X-CITE?

X-CITE is a group wellbeing programme designed to help youths build skills that lead to a happy and meaningful life. This is done in small-group settings of 2 trained facilitators with up to 4 youth advocates, meeting twice a month for 8 sessions. Our groups are matched based on career interests, hobbies, and shared experiences.

Through X-CITE, we seek to support youths who are interested to equip themselves with wellbeing skills for personal growth.

Our Story

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Singapore Youth Epidemiology and Resilience (YEAR) study found that 1 in 3 youths had experienced mental health symptoms. We also know from working with youths and from research that most youths prefer talking to their family and friends.

X-CITE was formed to create a community of likeminded people who want to learn about wellbeing and support others through active listening skills.

Our mental health can change depending on what is happening in our lives. By equipping ourselves with wellbeing tools and listening skills, X-CITE aims to empower our community and create a happier world together.

X-CITE's Steps To Happier Living

    1. Identifying what really matters to you
    2. Reflecting on what makes you happy
    3. Practicing mindfulness to find peace of mind
    4. Kindness and caring for others
    5. Embracing vulnerability to strengthen relationships
    6. Enhancing connections to be happier at work
    7. Giving back to build happier communities

Who Should Join?

Join us as an advocate if you are between 17- 30 years old and are interested in building a community of like-minded individuals who advocate for a happier society.

Return as a facilitator to run future cohorts with us!

How Does The Programme Look Like?

We meet for 8 sessions over the course of 4 months.

Our programme is split into 4 in-person activities and 4 online discussions.

Click here to view the programme and dates!

X-CITE Testimonials

Here's what some of our advocates and facilitators say!

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Facilitator, Nicholas McCurdy, 32

"I am a 4th-year social work student passionate about working with youth who have been through difficult circumstances such as mental health or family violence, and who have undergone various levels of marginalisation, such as race and gender. Being a youth is a difficult time as you must balance both your own inner turmoil growing up and manage new external pressures.

So, over my years of working with disempowered youth and after coming across this opportunity, I hope to help young people the way I wish I could have been supported in the past.”

Facilitator, Rasyidah Zul, 24

“When I was seventeen, I was involved with drugs and gangs. While facing the consequences of my actions and some very dark times, I spent time seriously considering what is truly important to me. I graduated with a degree in psychology and want to pursue graduate studies.

Right now, I want to help others because I know what it is like to struggle, and I can use my experience to relate to and guide youths who may be facing similar challenges. Since youths are full of potential and open to many different paths in their lives, I want to be a well-being mentor to guide them in the right direction.”