"Beautiful Mind"

Erasmus+ Youth Exchange 

3 - 9 December 2019, Kaunas, Lithuania

Budget:

  • Sending fee (80,00 Polish zl) charged by the Green Elephant Foundation for statutory expenditures accordingly to the Rules (Regulamin Mobilności PL).

Food, accommodation and local travel costs (only during the activity program) will be covered 100% by the grant from local National Agency of Erasmus+. 

Travel costs reimbursement maximum limit for Polish participants is 180 euro. 

After sending their tickets and boarding cards, participants will receive the reimbursement of their travel costs. Travel (flights, other means of transport) expenses are compensated (up to 100%), based on the actual expenses incurred and the distance from your location of residence to the location of the project.

WORKING LANGUAGE

English

 

PARTICIPANTS FROM POLAND

+ 5 people aged 20-29

+ 1 group leader with no age limit

SAFETY AND INSURANCE

      Travel and accident insurance is a responsibility of the participants. You shall obtain the European Health Insurance Card (EKUZ) in your city. it's free and gives you access to medical care of the host country. You are also advised to buy a regular travel and/ or accident insurance during your travel and your whole stay.

VENUE

VšĮ "Domus Pacis"

Address: Papilio g. 9, LT-44275, Kaunas

Phone: +370 682 47794

E-mail: info@domuspacis.lt

Project Summary:

Mental health plays an important role in the life of every person. A mentally healthy person works more productively, as well as is more able to contribute to his/her surroundings. It’s, hence, clear that mental disorders can lead to serious problems & wasted human potential.
Mental disorder is a health condition involving changes in thinking, emotion or behaviour (e.g. depression). According to the World Health Organization (WHO) more than a quarter of the European adult population has experienced at least one mental disorder in the past year, e.g. depression or anxiety. Yet, only a fraction of them has ever asked for (professional) help. Mental disorders have a significant impact not only on the individuals but the burden continues to grow with significant economic consequences. Thus, it is important to bring the issues to light & reduce the stigma surrounding mental health.
The core goal of the current project “A Beautiful Mind” is to increase knowledge about mental health between the youngsters and the public overall.

In order to reach this aim, the following objectives have been set:
1) Raising awareness about the existing mental health situation;
2) Reducing prejudices towards mentally ill;
3) Defining what is mental health and why it’s important;
4) Explaining how mental disorders are diagnosed and treated;
5) Advising youth how to live a healthier lifestyle and cope with the surrounding stress;
6) Finding ways of communicating with people having a mental disorder and ways to support them.

A youth exchange “A Beautiful Mind” will be hosted in Lithuania, Kaunas. It will involve 36 participants from 6 different countries (Slovenia, Turkey, Spain, the Netherlands, Poland, and Lithuania), who are interested in the topic of mental health and well-being and/or have faced such problems themselves or e.g has helped their friends or family members. 

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.