Supporting Youth Mental Wellbeing — Slovenia


ERASMUS+, Key Action 1: training course

Venue: Brežice, Slovenia

Dates: 4—11 April 2023

Czech team: 3 youth workers

Please read the info-pack & daily activities schedule.

Hosting organisation: Cirkus La Bulle & Društvo CIK

Project description:

This training course is created to promote mental hygiene and mental wellbeing in everyday life. From a young age, we are taught that maintaining physical health and practicing basic daily hygiene (shower, brush our teeth, wash our hands…) is important but we are rarely taught to look after our mental health as if maintaining emotional balance and a mature management of our thoughts would be innate to everyone.

Through this training we aim to equip youth workers with innovative methods to help youngsters regularly maintain psychological balance using mix of physical activities and personal care activities.

The training course “Supporting youth mental wellbeing” is organized by Association CIK/Circus La Bulle (SLO) in Brežice Slovenia, from the 04.04 to the 11.04.2023. It includes 23 participants and 3 team members
from 11 countries (Slovenia, Czech Republic, Greece, Spain, Belgium, Italy, Portugal, Croatia, Serbia, Cyprus, North Macedonia).

During the 8-day training course, we will discover how to use of various methods to support youth metal well-

The project team is an international, multidisciplinary team, who is really motivated to work on this project! The trainers’ team is composed of Anja Mikič, Denis Crovella and Jaka Kovač. The members of the team are really open-minded people and have a lot of experience in international youth work and on the topics of the project.

The training course will bring together a group of 23 young people from 11 partner countries. The project is targeting youth workers, trainers, coordinators and facilitators from all fields of non-formal education who are motivated to learn new tool to support youth mental well-being.

We are looking for youth workers/youth leaders who are over the age of 18 with a good level of English, who will be willing and committed to participate actively in ALL sessions (about 8 hours a day):

  • All participants HAVE TO BE OVER 18 YEARS OLD and HAVE RESIDENCY IN THE SENDING COUNTRY (= you have to have a residency permit card)
  • Each national team will be gender balanced
  • All participants should speak and understand English.
  • Participants should already be involved in youth work or be motivated to get involved with it.
  • Participants should be willing to share their knowledge with their colleagues once they return home.
  • Participants should be interested in making follow up international projects.

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