Strong young minds is a strategic partnership project focused on innovation in education, proposed by five organizations from Iceland, Spain, Portugal and Romania, from the fields of mental health and education.
Here we have information about the project, partners and the methods we use.
The projects handbook and the instructional videos.
The training curriculum have focused on developing essential mental health competences for teenagers, such as: building a balanced personal identity, emotional management, maintaining meaningful relationships, living a healthy lifestyle.
The board game works around the same topics as the training curriculum. It is a dynamic game, with a lot of informational content. It is designed for multiple players. The instructions of the game are available in the five languages of the project.
The handbook describes the activities of the training curriculum, the learning objectives behind each activity, methods for guiding the reflection and debriefing of learning and a few theoretical concepts that set the ground for the activities.
Videos have been made for many activities from the training curriculum, illustrating how the method has to be introduced, the development of the activity and the most important debriefing steps. The videos complement the written descriptions of activities.
I was involved in this project from day one. I took part in all of the trans-international meetings and the training in Romania. For me it was a great learning experience. I could feel both during the training and also during testings in schools that the curriculum is working. The non formal method of teaching works really well for the activities and fits perfectly for the age group that we were focusing on.
Kristinn Heiðar • About the project, Hugarafl
I’m amazed to find out that there are so many activities and tools for us to use to improve our health. Our own and our students health. Cause I’m a teacher. And my priority is to make them healthier as they are not very aware of being healthy. Physically first and of course in their soul and mind.
Stefania • Teacher
Here are reports about the transnational meetings we had during the project and the training we had in Romania.
First transnational meeting was held in Madrid, Spain 10th to 14th of January 2017. In total there were 12 participants from our organisations, 5 from Hugarafl Iceland, 2 from Minte Forte, Romania, 2 from