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Youth Mental Health Essentials: Training for Educators and Youth Workers

Seminar

24-26 April 2024 | Belgrade, Serbia

The main aim of the seminar is to promote participants’ understanding of the concept of mental health and wellbeing, young people’s needs and activities and approaches that can support young people’s mental health.

Young people face the challenge of navigating through complex physiological, emotional, social and cognitive changes during adolescence. Their teachers, school psychologists and counsellors, on one hand, and youth workers on the other, can be part of an important safety net for young people during their growth. Learning about different aspects of adolescent development and mental health can help educators and youth workers to better understand young people’s developmental phases, typical reactions and challenges, and to develop effective strategies for supporting them. 

Aiming to support the development of competencies of various professionals working with young people in both formal and non-formal settings, we have developed a 2.5-day seminar on the topic of mental health of young people. 

This seminar is intended primarily for secondary school teachers, school psychologists and counsellors, and youth workers working with young people aged 15–25. The main aim of the programme is to promote participants’ understanding of the concept of mental health and wellbeing, young people’s needs and activities and approaches that can support young people’s mental health.

Specific objectives of this seminar are the following:  

  • Better understanding of the concept of mental health and wellbeing; 
  • Increased knowledge about various aspects and phases regarding young people’s development, their typical reactions and challenges they face; 
  • Familiarisation with practical tools and methods that can be applied when working with young people; 
  • Better understanding and (re)evaluation of the role of educators and youth workers in promoting young people’s mental health; 
  • Familiarisation with existing good practices and common challenges; 
  • Increased network of potential partners in the field of mental health. 

These objectives will be achieved through a series of interactive workshops, experiential learning, presentations and open discussions. 

This seminar will provide participants with the basic knowledge and skills and it is not intended for experts and experienced practitioners in the field of mental health. Furthermore, this training will not provide knowledge on how to diagnose, intervene in or treat mental health issues.  

The training is organised within the Mental Health in Youth Work SNAC – a long term project of the National Agencies for Erasmus+ Youth and European Solidarity Corps. 

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Applications are closed

The application deadline was 6 March 2024.

Date of selection: 15 March 2024

Training overview

http://trainings.salto-youth.net/11999

This Seminar is

for 15 participants

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

and recommended for

Youth workers, Youth leaders, Volunteering mentors, Youth coaches

Accessibility info:

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

Working language(s):

English

Organiser:

Foundation Tempus (National Agency)

Contact for questions:

Selena Lazic

E-Mail:

Phone: +381113342430

Costs

Participation fee

This project is financed by the participating National Agencies (NAs) of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

Accommodation and food

Serbian National Agency will organise the accommodation and cover the costs for accommodation (for maximum 3 nights) and food.

Travel reimbursement

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

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