YAMH: Supporting teachers and youth workers to promote and protect Youth Mental Health at School
What is YAMH project?
YAMH aim is to support School teachers and Youth Workers to promote and protect Youth Mental Health through the innovative life-skills approach, endorsed by the WHO, to:
– Identify and interpret key mental health issues and disorder’s early signs (mechanism of mental illness, prevalence, onset age, risk factors, treatability, and possibility of recovery)
– Combat the stigma on mental health disorders enhancing the help-seeking
– Contribute to build up resilience at schools addressing the (a) social and interpersonal skills (communication, refusal skills, assertiveness, and empathy), (b) cognitive skills (decision making, critical thinking and self-evaluation) and (c) emotional coping skills (stress management, anger management and self-control). This approach will permeate to the professionals, in order to help them self-reflect and apply the learnt techniques in order to promote and protect their own well-being and mental health as a preventive technique against the aforementioned common pathologies.
Throughout the project and in order to achieve the above-mentioned objective, the project will equip Teachers and Youth Workers to be a positive role model and a figure prepared to guide through the challenges, choices, and responsibilities of adulthood among their pupils. This equipping will be done through a training Curriculum, an Online Platform of Open Educational Resources and a set of Guidelines and recommendations on promotion and protection of Youth Mental Health at Schools.
The consortium will design and implement the following outputs during the lifetime of the project:
– A structured set of competencies based on EU standards and methods in Youth Mental Health (YMH) promotion and protection at School through life-skills approach (PR1 ECVET Curriculum).
– An ICT-based educative instrument to upskill school teachers and youth workers in YMH promotion and protection, including an Online Digital Database, Theoretical and Pedagogical Basis and a Blended learning course (PR2 Online Platform).
– A Policy set of recommendations to facilitate transferability and replicability of the project results in intermediaries and organizations working in the area (PR3 Guidelines and recommendations).
The project is funded by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union. It has a duration of 24 months (28/02/2022 – 27/02/2024) and is implemented by the following organizations:
- KSDEO “EDRA”(Greece – coordinator)
- INSTITUTO PARA EL FOMENTO DEL DESARROLLO Y LA FORMACION SL (Spain)
- ISTANBUL VALILIGI(Turkey)
- Asociación La Bien Pagá Espacio Escénico (Spain)
- 1 GENIKO LYKEIO ANO LIOSION (Greece)
- INNOQUALITY SYSTEMS LIMITED (Ireland)
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