Civic Programme on the Promotion of the Mental Health Programme
Outcome:
civic activity
City (headquarters):
Radom
Voivodeship (headquarters):
mazowieckie
Partners:
Association LATOROSL, Stalowa Wola, Poland
Dates:
30-09-2022 - 30-09-2022
Status:
in progress
Project cost:
25 918 EUR
Funding:
24 668 EUR
Outreach:
local
Types of activities:
action for change/establishing new legal solutions, new methods and standards for the provision of services, civic participation, self-organization / self-help, involving service users in the design and audit of services and in the testing of new solutions, psychological support
Target groups:
activists / community leaders, relatives, young adults, youth, teachers, caregivers of dependent persons, persons with medical conditions, health professionals, professionals, officials and employees of public institutions

The project was born out of the need to look for grassroot solutions limiting the number of suicidal attempts among children and youths in Radom. We decided to address the children’s and youths’ mental health problem since the data provided by the Police Headquarters indicates that Radom has for years been among big Polish cities with the largest number of suicidal attempts in this age group, while the access to specialist support is inadequate and insufficiently promoted. The problem of mental disorders among children and youths has also not been included in the only one existing strategic document prepared upon request of local authorities.
We will appoint a participatory team to work on the civic Mental Health and Mental Disorder Prevention Programme for Children and Youths. We will invite parents of children suffering from emotional disorders, representatives of Random NGOs working with children and youths in emotional crisis, employees of the Municipal Welfare Centre, school workers and psychiatrists to join it. We will also organise a debate on the Radom support system for children with mental disorders. By executing this project, we will attract the attention of the government, local institutions, and local community to the burning problem of children’s and youths mental health.
Our partner in this project is the LATOROŚL Association that has vast experience in facilitating participatory processes, so it will support our venture with its expertise and know-how.

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