Training course "Self-care & mental health in the work with children and youngsters"

11.03.2022  |  Call for applications

A training opportunity for everybody working with children and/or young people whose personal and professional well-being has been affected by the pandemic, as well as the current situation. Here you can learn strategies for coping with stress and taking care of yourself.

The aim of the training is to look at our well-being as educators, trainers, and activists, reflect on our needs in this regard, and create a first aid kit that we can apply when working with young people.
Participants will learn how to identify challenging and stress-inducing situations and factors, and what kinds of support might be particularly useful. The programme will include empathy training but will also relate to the body – embedding, grounding, and recognizing how body awareness can support psychological well-being. Emphasis will also be given to communication strategies, including elements of Non-Violent Communication (NVC), which can be beneficial in dealing with people with various stress-related conditions.
The working methods during the training will be based on the exchange of experiences and deep reflection. A variety of methods will be used to help the participating professionals to address their own needs and, through this, discover the issue of mental health and psychological well-being of young people.
An important goal of the training is to equip youth work professionals with tools and methods to accompany and support young people in dealing with the challenges they are currently facing.

Time: 26.-29.4.2022
Place: Krzyżowa, Poland
Language: The training will be held in English.

See the programme

Who can participate
Teachers, youth workers, social workers, educators or people active in a similar professional environment from Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Poland, and Turkey

Participation fee
50€ (money shouldn’t be a barrier to participation, so please contact us in case you need a fee reduction) 

Travel costs: Thanks to the funding, we can reimburse your travel costs. Details regarding the travel planning will be sent after the participation has been confirmed.

Agnieszka Ćwieląg
Beata Kupiec

Safety regulations related to the pandemic situation
We would like to hold this training course offline. Depending on the situation, we will adapt our safety rules to provide a safe experience for all participants. This includes e.g. testing before arrival/during the training, wearing masks and keeping a distance. We will of course keep you informed about the relevant regulations.

Funding: The training is funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.

How to apply
The deadline for applying is 4th April 2022. We value a diverse and balanced group composition. Selection will be made by 7th April 2022 and participation will then be confirmed by email.
Apply now by filling in the form

More information
You can find out more about the project "Youth Work together. For Mental Health" on this page.
If you have any questions about the seminar, please contact Agnieszka Ćwieląg (cwielag [at]

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