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Metropolitan’s Three Word Stories campaign has South Africa talking about mental strength, with motivators giving easy to follow steps for life in the “new normal”.

The same way we take care of our bodies, we need to take care of our minds. Having mental strength does not mean that one is immune to hardship. Rather, it’s about developing habits to build the mental muscle that enables the ability to bounce back from setbacks.

The saying ‘Knowledge is Power’ couldn’t be more relevant as people navigate this new reality. Unfortunately, times of crisis often give birth to a flood of false information, which has far-reaching consequences. We all have a responsibility to ensure that we consume and share reliable and accurate information. This will help us respond to new situations more confidently and knowledgeably, helping build mental strength.

The Toolkit to Spread Awareness and Take Action on COVID-19 by Voices of Youth and UNICEF recommends a set of actions to ensure that the right information and knowledge is shared while promoting togetherness, community support and spirit.

The actions are organised according to the approximate amount of time they should take a person to complete.

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