Seoul has been very focused on the WellCare of its people. I was witness to this when I was visiting South Korea some time ago. The people are very energy conscious and are very strict about recycling.
It does not stop there I was amazed when I saw a public co-working space in the middle of the subway station. There, people can relax or do some work while waiting for their next connection. It also functions as just a place for people to mingle and share ideas.
Stress-Free Zones at schools
I was trying to find more about these stress-free zones in the subway system but my Korean is not good enough and I couldn’t find anything in English coverage.
What I did find is that already earlier, in 2016, the South-Korean government started to facilitate Stress-Free zones at school as a lot of students were coping with stress. According to data collected by the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family in 2016, more than 170,000 students in middle and high schools sought counseling programs run by the ministry and local youth centers and a substantial amount of these students were coping with stress.