What drives you(th) crazy?

Youth Exchange in Slovenia!

Title: What drives you(th) crazy?
Venue: Slovenia
Date: 27 th October – 3 rd November 2018
We’re looking for: 4 participants and 1 group leader (who lives in Hungary, has Hungarian citizenship or residence permit in Hungary )

Deadline to submit your completed application is October 8th, 2018
I’m your APPLICATION form! :)
Only selected participants will be informed on October 9th, 2018
Please, donate 10 000 HUF (Hungarian organization) in case of selection.

Main objectives and themes

finding the state of mental health in different countries through international dialogue,
– finding out why is mental health important for young people through interactive workshops
– to raise awareness among participants how they can address their mental health and help them implementing it in their lifestyle,
– to define the guidelines that participants can share among the young people in their local community
The program will be set in a way that both people without knowledge and people with previous experience will be able to cooperate. We will get to know the theme of mental health in connection to young people better, participants will also be invited to share their knowledge and opinion. Further we will also discus what is the state in our countries and organisations and with all that combined knowledge we will shape guidelines that will contribute to better mental health of individuals in youth organisations and in general. We will also have time to discuss what needs to be done on a higher level, we will host a round table with relevant stakeholders. We will use various methods of youth work, and of course also have some fun informal program so the participants will also have an opportunity to get
to know each other better and enjoy themselves.

About the project

Mental health in young people is an important factor of being able to cope with challenges and changes through their later adult life. That is why quick responses to the environment are crucial. This can lead to the life of stress and anxiety, which can be resolved in a healthy or unhealthy way. More and more young people are used to resolving psychological
challenges through different activities that can result in some type of addiction (chemical: alcohol, tobacco; psychological: dependency on digital media). Youth organizations are a place where involved young people spend a lot of their time. From our experience, most of those organizations do not address their members’ mental health in any way. There are many different types of activities, which youth organizations can use to maintain strong mental health of their members and show them how to implement these activities in their everyday life. With this international exchange, we want to share our experiences and
help partner youth organizations to find the best way, how they can make implement good practice in maintaining high levels of good mental health during working with young people and affect their members’ lifestyles in a good way.

Training Sessions include individual and group work, and tailored support to the single participant to develop the necessary competences to start engaging your target group as a coach.

Financial matters:
Local board and lodging are fully covered.
Travel (flights, trains, buses, other means of transport) expenses are compensated (up to 100%), based on the actual expenses incurred and the distance from your location of residence to the location of the project (Slovenia). In case of Hungary the available sum is 180 Euro/participant. You will be reimbursed with 100% of your travel costs up to Slovenia euro*.

PARTICIPATION FEE: 20 EURO (will be deducted from your actual travel cost)

Deadline to submit your completed application is October 8th, 2018
I’m your APPLICATION form! :)
Only selected participants will be informed on October 9th, 2018
Please, donate 10 000 HUF (Hungarian organization) in case of selection.