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PEER to PEER to make it CLEAR

Training Course

17-21 April 2023 | Jurmala, Latvia

This will be a 3-day basic course about the peer-to-peer method to engage, connect and empower youngsters and their youth workers who are interested to work with the topic of youth mental health as a life skill.

General description

This will be a 3-day basic course about the peer-to-peer method to engage, connect and empower youngsters and their youth workers who are interested to work with the topic of youth mental health as a life skill. Participants can expect to build common grounds for discovering mental health subject, well-being and peer-to-peer method. Stories and examples “from the field” will be provided and a study visit to a local youth center to see and hear about the peer-to-peer method as a tool. Participants will also explore  Erasmus+ and ESC programme opportunities for projects in the field of youth mental health. Participants will have an opportunity to share good practices from their countries and organizations.

Objectives of the training

  • To promote the understanding of youth workers about the use of the peer-to-peer method to promote the mental health of young people.
  • To promote a positive attitude and competence of young people to get involved in promoting the mental health of their peers.
  • To provide participants with a peer-to-peer methodology toolkit and mental health tool kit.
  • To promote partnership and networking among participants, organizations in the field of mental health and peer-to-peer education.


During the training course, non formal education methods will be used:

  • group work
  • outdoor methods
  • self-care, resilience methods
  • study visit
  • interactive presentations
  • designing the methods and trying them out.

Target group

This training course is for 26 participants. 2 participants per organization - one adult who directly works with young people (youth worker, social worker, youth leader, teacher) and an active youngster (age 16-20) who is interested to learn about the peer-to-peer method as a tool to promote youth mental health.

No need for previous experience with peer-to-peer methods. Both youth workers and young people will be expected to communicate in English.


5 days. Arrivals on the 17th of April in the evening and departures in the morning on the 21st of April.


Inge Esselen (Belgium) and Sigita Braža-Skujiņa (Latvia)

This training course is organized in collaboration with the long-term project of the National Agencies “Mental Health in Youth Work”.

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Training overview


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This Training Course is

for up to 26 participants

from Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries

and recommended for

Youth workers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Youth policy makers, social workers, teachers and young people aged 16-20

Accessibility info:

This activity and venue place are accessible to people with disabilities.

Working language(s):



Agency for International Programs for Youth of Latvia (National Agency)

Contact for questions:

Jana Priedniece


Phone: +371 67356258

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.


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 to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Accommodation and food

Unless specified otherwise, the hosting NA of this offer will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

Please contact your NA n order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA again to learn more about the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participants are entitled to receive a Youthpass certificate from the organiser, for recognition of their competence development during the activity. Read more about Youthpass:

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