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Mental Health and Well-being in Volunteering Projects

Training Course

25 June 2021 | Online, Czech Republic

Are you wondering: What to do with volunteers in crisis? How to help them to avoid it? How to support volunteers with specific needs concerning their mental health? We will talk about it on the 25th of June. One day booster :)

Coordinators of volunteering projects have observed lately that they have to support more often volunteers with mental health problems or with specific needs concerning mental health. However, we are not always aware of the severity of the situation, and/or we don´t know how to react or behave. We can be even afraid to intervene and make it worse.

Based on the current research of mental health and Covid-19, both adults and youngsters experience more challenges concerning their mental health (e.g. depression, anxiety,..) than before.

Thus, we should be prepared that facing new challenging situations concerning the well-being and mental health of volunteers throughout the whole project cycle will become even more common.

The aim of this training course is to spotlight the topic of mental health and well-being of volunteers and discuss possible strategies to support volunteers’ mental health in different stages of their project.

The objectives: 

To get some knowledge and understanding of the topic of mental health 

To learn how to work with the topic of mental health of volunteers in different stages of the project cycle (e.g. what to ask during the first interview with volunteers)

To empower the participants in solving challenging or emergency situations throughout the project cycle.

What we will do:

To look at the mental health out of the box

To get some data about mental health in the young population

To discuss best practices 

To discuss tips to address the topic with volunteers in different project stages (e.g. interview with applicants, preparation stage, a crisis in the project, etc.)

To discuss and plan strategies to prevent or solve emergency situations

Trainers: 

Both trainers Edita Floriánová and Jan Kolář have similar life stories - They have been involved in training courses for volunteers and organizations participating in volunteering projects for the Czech NA since 2014. They work as psychologists in school with both kids and adolescents and offer counseling and psychotherapy for adults in private practice. 

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Training overview

http://trainings.salto-youth.net/9348

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This Training Course is

for 25 participants

from Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries , Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

and recommended for

Youth workers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Volunteering mentors, Youth coaches

Working language(s):

English

Organiser:

DZS I Czech National Agency for International Education and Research (National Agency)

Contact for questions:

Theodor L. Háva

E-Mail:

Phone: (+420) 221 850 910

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.

Costs

Participation fee

This project is financed by the participating National Agencies (NAs) of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme. The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre (SALTO) to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Accommodation and food

N/A - online

Travel reimbursement

N/A - online 

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