Result No 3 – Hold On: Fostering Supportive Environments

A3 Aims

Promoting understanding of the barriers and facilitators of non-medical professionals’ involvement in supporting youth mental health services

• Enhancing non-medical professionals’ capacities for encouraging youth-led mental health initiatives

• Providing opportunities for partnership-building among youth and non-medical professionals

The main results of this activity will be:

1. An insight report with experiences, challenges and facilitators of professionals working with young people - Based on desk research and informant interviews of each partner country an insight report will be developed based on the experiences, challenges and facilitators of non-health related professionals who support peer-based youth mental health services.

2. A handbook with theoretical frameworks, methodology & practical tools for professionals working with young people - An online handbook targeting professionals working with youths, in order to promote their well-being and encourage young-led initiatives in the area of positive mental health.