Stress Management and Emotional Intelligence | Training Course

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Introduction

The Training Course “From Stressed OUT to Stress LESS” wants to help youth workers learn how to create activities that teach young people about stress management and how to handle it better.

By using non-formal education activities in youth work and adding ideas from psychology about stress and how to manage it, the aim of this course is to help young people understand this topic better.

Also, this program covers everything from how stress affects our bodies and emotions to how we can deal with it socially and mentally.

This project will take place from 12 to 22 of May, in Zadar, Croatia.

Keep reading to find out how to apply!

The project

Mental health is a priority in the European Youth Agenda (2019-2025), goal number 5. Providing young people with education helps them manage emotions better. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), mental health means being able to manage our feelings and coping with stress.

This training equips youth workers to design activities that build resilience in young people.

It also aims to prevent mental health issues before they arise.

The objectives of the programme 

The main objectives for this programme in particular are:

  • Discover and understand different mental health programs and stress management activities for young people in our communities.
  • Promote youth work settings and non-formal education (NFE) values to empower young people and help them develop resilience and coping skills.
  • Identify the causes of stress among young people today.
  • Learn and understand also basic concepts of stress management.
  • Introduce the idea of emotional intelligence and how it can be developed through social and emotional learning (SEL).
  • Improve the skills of youth workers in creating and leading activities that promote emotional and physical awareness and regulation.
  • Enhance the skills of youth workers in designing activities that help young people cope with stress.
  • Share relaxation practices to prevent burnout and promote well-being for both youth workers and the young people they support.
  • Adapt coaching or psychology-based tools for non-formal education and youth work to develop stress management skills in young people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Plan, design, and implement workshops on stress management in particular¬†for youth workers and young people using SEL activities.
  • Create a supportive community of youth workers, educators, and trainers to seek assistance and build resilience together.

The location

All participants will stay at the Youth Hostel Zadar, which is located 5 km from the bus terminal.

The hostel is in the popular Borik tourist area. It has a terrace with a bar and restaurant, a seminar hall, a sports ground for basketball and football, a baggage room, internet access, and a tourist information point.

Participants will sleep in rooms with 3 or 4 beds, with bunk beds, and share bathrooms. Remember to bring your own towels. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided every day at the hostel.

The training course will take place both indoors and outdoors at the hostel.

How to participate?

If you need more information, consult the infopack.

Finally, for more information on the project and send the application, you must register through the official portal of Salto-Youth.

The deadline is the 7 April 2024.

 

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