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Promotion of Youth Mental Health through Awareness, Prevention & Resilience Building

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The recent COVID-19 crisis, increased the numbers, with over a half of Young People across the globe showing signs of depression and anxiety (Youth & Covid-19 survey in 112 countries). A study of WHO, revealed a decline in young people’s mental well-being from 2014 -2018. It is estimated that 4% of 15-24 years old, recognize that they might suffer from chronic depression, while 14% of the European youth between 18-24 feel anxiety. Additionally, many Youth Workers find it difficult to initiate discussions with young people on mental health issues, maybe because they do not have the skills or knowledge to get involved in these kinds of conversations.

Hence, since one of the most significant priorities of the EU Youth Strategy is to eliminate the stigmatization of Mental Health Problems, the project aims to:

  • Normalize MHP by encouraging YW and YP to talk about them, share experiences, and be there for others when help is needed.
  • Equip YW with the needed knowledge, skills and attitudes to address the needs of YP regarding mental health issues.
  • Help YP to better understand their emotions, talk more about mental health issues, and develop resilience.
  • Reduce social stigma and normalize conversation around MHP.
  • Promote healthier attitudes and behaviours in the long-term as YP will be equipped with skills and competences during adolescence enabling the
  • Avoidance of mental health issues in their adult life.
Project Coordinator
Sdruzhenie Walk Together
Contact: Vilislava Metodieva
Email: walktogetherbulgaria@gmail.com
Project Partners
Fundación Sorapán de Rieros
Contact: Aida Pérez
Email: terapeutico@fundacionsorapan.org
A & A Emphasys Interactive Solutions Ltd
Contact: Athos Charalambides
Email: info@emphasyscentre.com
Hellas for us Astiki mi Kerdoskopiki mi Kybernitiki Eteria
Contact: Konstantinos Ntanakas
Email: hellasforus@gmai.com
Asociacija Tavo Europa
Contact: Donatas
Email: verseckas89@gmail.com
Fundacja Instytut Re-Integracji Spolecznej
Contact: Magdalena Bednarek
Email: biuro@fundacjairis.com
Contact: Geoffrey Braaf
Email: info@atermon.nl