The European Students’ Union (ESU) with the support of the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe and the collaboration of the Organising Bureau of European School Student Unions (OBESSU) and the Student Union of Latvia, organised a training about Mental Health in Riga, Latvia.
During the 3-days Seminar called “Civic Participation to respond to Mental Health across European Student Population“, more than 30 participants learnt about peer-learning resources to create and deliver youth-led campaigns on Mental Health issues.
Through non-formal learning methods, the different sessions were focused on providing tools to the participants on how to develop a Mental health campaign on the local, national and international levels. The topics tackled during the training included general concepts of Mental health, the legal framework for the protection of persons facing Mental Health issues, political recommendations and practical tips, among others.
One of the main goals of this seminar was to explore the participants’ local realities to understand the need of raising awareness on Mental Health; the participants shared their experiences and provided with an overview of the situation in their Universities.
The seminar is part of a project entitled Social Inclusion Through Participation and Democracy – promoting active citizenship in the European student movement, supported by the European Youth Foundation (EYF) of the Council of Europe. This project offers an opportunity to host a series of workshops in different European countries.