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Malta, Fishermen's port

Training Course: Sounding Minds

Dates: 2-5 December 2019

Venue: Malta

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

 Application deadline: 12th October 2019

This activity aims to provide youth workers with good practices on how to appropriately handle situations involving young people and mental health issues.

General Description

Youth Workers occupy an ever more important and active role in young peoples’ lives, often finding themselves in situations where young people require help on mental health issues.

This training course aims to provide youth workers with certain knowledge and good practices, with regards to dealing with young people with mental health issues. Youth workers need to be able to show young people that mental ill health is a part of life in just the same way as physical ill health, that it is OK to talk about and it is OK to ask for help.

This training aims to assist participants in understanding and identifying the difference between typical young person’s behaviour and mental illness, and how to address mental health problems appropriately in young people, including information on community resources and intervention strategies.

What is the aim of the Training Course?

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.

What are the objectives of the Training Course?

  • 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.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme..

Accommodation and food

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO Resource Centre involved in this project.

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency or Regional SALTO Resource Centre will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA/SALTO RC to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

EUPA – National Agency

Phone: 00356 25586118

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

David Pace

E-Mail: david.f.pace@gov.mt

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.