YOUth worker PROmoting MEntal health-YouProMe
YOUth worker PROmoting MEntal health-YouProMe is a KA2 project financed by the Italian National Agency-Agenzia Nazionale Giovani of the Erasmus+ program.
It is promoted by 5 organizations from private and public sector:
YOU PRO ME project
is on the contribution of Youth Work in promoting the mental health of young people through work on emotional and social skills.
The new EU Youth Strategy for 2019-2027 was defined according to a consultation of young people and indicates “Mental Health & Wellbeing” as one of the goal for EU youth policy in order to achieving better mental wellbeing and end stigmatisation of mental health issues, thus promoting social inclusion of all young people.
Young people affirm they want to be able to increase their own ability to deal with mental health issues. This means learning skills ranging from emotional intelligence and self-awareness, to time management and coping under pressure.
Youth worker guides and supports young people in their personal, social and educational development to help them to reach their full potential in society and can play a key role, with teachers or other non-mental health professionals by providing young people training on mental health issues and providing education that builds emotional skills and the ability to manage with mental health.
Through a strategic partnership aimed at the exchange of good practices and the creation of innovative tools, the project foresees the following objectives:
After an extended literature and field research together with the implementation of activities and focus groups involving youth workers and young people with mental difficulties the consortioum will publish:
Thanks to these oper resources publication, Youth Workers and a wider community of educators, trainers, youth practitioners will have access to tools and answers around the question of social and emotional competences when mental health of young people is concerned, opening the possibility to incorporate social and emotional competencies in the new portfolio of competencies of the Youth Workers as a resource for assisting young people with mental health disorders.