ID Talks: Understanding Mental Health in Youth Work


Introduction to ID Talks

ID Talks, in collaboration with the Mental Health in Youth Work project, announces 2023 as the “Year of Mental Health” with two editions: “Understanding Mental Health” in the spring and “Discovering Mental Health Practices” in the autumn.

The ID Talks series consists of five individual online workshops, each lasting up to 90 minutes, featuring inspiring guest speakers and thought-provoking discussions. ID Talks focuses on mental health to promote inclusion & well-being for young people.

Let’s take a closer look at ID Talks now!

The Spring 2023 Edition

Mental health and wellbeing are at the core of European Youth Goals and the EU Youth Strategy, but a growing number of young people are expressing concern over the prevalence of mental health issues such as stress, anxiety, and depression. The ‘Mental Health in Youth Work’ project, in partnership with SALTO Inclusion & Diversity Resources Centre, aims to raise awareness and develop mental health literacy and competences in youth workers.

ID Talks Spring 2023 offers 5 online workshops on youth mental health & well-being to improve understanding of the connection with quality youth work.

ID Talks will take place every other Wednesday at 1 PM CET from February 15 through April 12. The schedule is as follows

  • 15 February: “Mental Health Explained” with guest speaker Maria Agorastou, Greece
  • 1 March: “Climate-Change Anxiety” with guest speaker Anna Pribil, Austria
  • 15 March: “Social-Media Addiction” with guest speaker Katja Mankinen, Sosped Fondation, Finland
  • 29 March: “Supporting Young People’s Wellbeing” with guest speaker Ana Perović, Serbia
  • 12 April: “Youth-Workers Wellbeing” with guest speaker Natalja Gudakovska, Latvia

Each workshop will begin with input from a guest speaker, followed by a discussion, Q&A session, and the opportunity for participants to share their own experiences. Check the Facebook event for more details.


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