This is a reference for Irini Pavlou

Sounding Minds

The training activity took place
in Malta
organised by EUPA- European union programs Agency
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( Co trainer)
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Aims & objectives

The goal of this training is to provide work contextualized knowledge/information about youth mental health/mental disorders and relevant community youth mental health services resources to those involved in youth work. This training aims to increase the competences of applicants about young people’s development and the signs and symptoms of mental health problems, where and how to get help and what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective.
The objectives of this training focused on :
Identify risk factors and warning signs of mental health and addiction problems
Identify professional, peer and self-help resources available
Identify what ‘stigma’ is in relation to mental illness generally
Provide the chance to meet potential international and reliable partners to develop future projects.

Target group & international/intercultural composition of the group & team

The target group was youth workers aiming to cultivate competences on handling situations involving young people and mental health issues.
This was an international training for 25 youth workers from Belgium, Malta, Slovenia, Poland, Hungary, Finland, UK.

Training methods used & main activities

During the training, we used non-formal methodology techniques team building activities simulation games techniques from systemic psychotherapy, drama therapy, art therapy, solution-focused therapy.

Outcomes of the activity

The youth workers increased their competences in gaining new techniques in order to open doors with youngsters facing mental health challenges.
They came across with their strengths and limitations and they are aware when is the right time to refer youngsters to a mental health professional.
The questionnaires concerning the final evaluation of the training indicate successful training with satisfied youth workers. Below you can find a link that documents the training:

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

As a trainer, my responsibilities were to create and facilitate designed activities. Implement the final report from Malta National Agency EUPA.

I worked on this training for 4 days as a full time trainer.

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