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: