Strong Young Minds

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Strong young minds is a strategic partnership project focused on innovation in education, proposed by five organizations from Iceland, Spain, Portugal and Romania, from the fields of mental health and education, supported by Erasmus + program.

The main purpose of the project is to create tools for mental health education for teenagers from the participant countries and to multiply the results among youth workers and educators at a local, national and European level.

The objectives are:

  • to increase the capacity of partner organisations to address the mental health educational needs of young people in their communities;
  • to develop tools for mental health education for young people aged 14-18: (a training curriculum, a handbook, a board game, a web page, a series of videos, to facilitate the use of the mental health education tools by youth workers around Europe)

Target group:

The project will focus on teenagers aged 14-18, as main beneficiaries of the curriculum and from the development of the board game that will be developed with youth workers, as the ones who will use all the new pedagogical tools for educating the young people on mental health topics.

Approximately 500 teenagers and youth workers will participate in the creation, development, testing and multiplication of the project outcomes.

Activities:

The project will include local activities such as needs analysis with teenagers and youth workers, testing activities with teenagers, online and offline dissemination activities, multiplier training courses and a few international ones, such as three work meetings for the development of the tools and coordination of the project and an international test training course.

Methodology:

The methodology used in the project will be mostly non-formal, especially when working directly with the target groups, but also during the local and transnational work meetings of the project team. It will combine theoretical knowledge with brainstorming, work in groups, role plays, arts, team-building activities, open space, etc.

Partners 

If you are interested in the project, you can contact us, maybe you want to be part of the testing phase?

If you want to follow steps in this project see our blog posts from first meeting and second meeting and and contact us for more information.

This project is supported by Erasmus +  approved by Icelandic National Agency Erasmus Plus under the reference number: 2016-2-IS02-KA205-001661