ESTEEM – Youth work responses to young people well-being

 

ESTEEM – Youth work responses to young people well-being” is an innovative 24 months Erasmus+ cooperation partnership project implemented among 5 organisations from Latvia, Estonia, Bulgaria and Spain.

With the implementation of the project “ESTEEM – Youth work responses to young people well-being” we would like to look at young people’s well-being from a wider perspective and to provide a complex approach to promote the well-being of youngsters in order to achieve positive changes. This approach includes youngsters – youth workers – parents/society – policymakers or vice versa: policymakers – parents/society- youth workers – youngsters.

FOR YOUNGSTERS a modern digital solution – Well-being APP will be created (there is no age limit but we focus on age 13-26) that will include different mood/health monitoring tools that provide youngsters with educational science-based information on how to improve the quality of their life; social activities design to create interactions amongst people; practical tasks, tips and games designed to help build meaningful relationships with other people; different games and challenges using gamification principles to teach users about well-being different habit training tools, that help people develop/ change better habits.

FOR YOUTH WORKERS a game – training module will be created to develop professional competencies to work with young people on Well-being issues; Toolkit where different methods will be collected on how to work with young people on well-being issues; Manual for youth workers/ teachers on how to work with young people about well-being issues (also including about post-pandemic work); Collection of the best practices from partner countries about work with young people on well-being issues.

FOR PARENTS/ SOCIETY a collection of the best practices from partner countries about working with young people on well-being issues; National mapping reports & summary report – realities, needs and good practices.

FOR POLICY MAKERS a national mapping reports & summary report – realities, needs and good practices about the real situation on well-being questions will be presented.

PROJECT AIM: 

  • To develop youth work responses to mental health and psychological well-being issues of young people. 
  • To improve youth work quality during and in post-pandemic realities. 
  • To empower young people to be happy, autonomous and resilient citizens, who are able to make their choices and take.

PROJECT OBJECTIVES:

  • To map the national realities on psychological well-being of young people, including pandemic impact, and good practices to deal with well-being issues.
  • To raise the capacity of youth workers to empower young people to address youth mental health and well-being issues.
  • To develop innovative, adaptable and ready-to-use tools and digital App to address mental health and psychological well-being issues with young people in educational practices of post-pandemic youth work.

INTELLECTUAL OUTPUTS:

  1. National mapping reports & summary report – realities, needs and good practices. 
  2. Collection of the good practices from partner countries about work with young people on well-being issues.
  3. Toolkit with the different methods to work with young people on well-being issues.
  4. Educational game – training module to develop youth workers competences to work with young people on well-being questions.
  5. Manual for youth workers/ teachers on how to work with young people about well-being issues (also including post-pandemic work).
  6. Digital solution – APP for young people about well-being (to inform about different questions about well-being, measure individual levels in different topics, change habits with KBT approach, peer learning support system.

Project “ESTEEM – Youth work responses to young people well-being”, No. 2021-2-LV02-KA220-YOU-000051464 is funded with support from the European Commission by the program “Erasmus+: Youth in Action”, which in Latvia is administrated by Agency for International Programs for Youth.