Improving mental well-being of teenagers with a whole school community approach

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The scientific literature shows an increase in the incidence of mental health problems among early adolescents over the past decade. How to promote a culture of mental well-being in the whole school community, based on positive relationships, belonging, inclusion and active participation? Watch this webinar to learn how schools can co-design a resilience model at the benefit of all, through a holistic approach addressing teenagers, families, and education professionals.

23 June 2021 | Duration: 60 min

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What was this webinar about?

UPRIGHT is an innovation and research project funded by the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Union. It aims to promote mental well-being and prevent mental disorders by improving resilience skills in young people aged 12-14. To achieve its goal, UPRIGHT adopts a whole school approach, addressing the resilience-based intervention to all school staff, teachers, families, and adolescents; it seeks to integrate resilience skills development into daily interactions.  

The UPRIGHT resilience model consists of four domains: coping, efficacy, social and emotional learning, and mindfulness. On the UPRIGHT multilingual platform families, school, and the community can find information on training activities and community events in Italian, Spanish, Basque, Danish, Icelandic, and Polish.

Speaker panel

Carlota Las HayasCarlota Las Hayas holds a PhD in psychology, and she is a senior researcher in the field of health psychology at Kronikgune Institute for Health Services Research (Basque Country, Spain). Currently she is the Principal investigator of the UPRIGHT project, a resilience and well-being program for teenagers in schools, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme.

Mette Marie LedertougMette Marie Ledertoug, PhD, postdoc in Positive Education at Aarhus University, Denmark. She is MA in Educational Psychology and Positive Psychology and a former teacher, and she has twenty years of experience within the field of education. She is currently managing the Danish pilot-site of the UPRIGHT-research project. Mette’s research is focusing on positive education: strength-based learning, engaging education and battling boredom in schools, wellbeing and resilience for students and teachers. Mette is a community lead within the Danish Positive Psychology Network PIV and part of The International Association for Positive Psychology Education Division.

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