MH+ Mental Health+ : Establishing requirements for positive mental health provision in VET

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Objectives

  • To contribute to the development of open and inclusive mental health policies across VET education;
  • To improve employability skills of young people with mental health issues;
  • To strengthen knowledge, evidence and best practice sharing in mental health.

Activities

  • Research on developments in mental health issues and inclusion, best practices in engagement and service, design and mental health inclusion policy at the national and European levels,
  • Interviews with policy makers, advocacy groups and VET leaders,
  • Development of the methodology, benchmarking guidelines and feedback templates,
  • Development and refinement of an interactive tool for carrying out national piloting,
  • Implementation of national piloting in line with resources produced,
  • Equality and diversity HR mapping,
  • Identification of skills and responsibilities needed to develop a successful role for a Mental Health Champion within VET institutions’ organizational structures,
  • Development of supplementary resources to complement the Mental Health Champion skills profile.

Results

  • National best practice research;
  • Approaches to mental health inclusion field research,
  • MH+ inclusion E-book,
  • MH+ charter,
  • MH+ benchmarking tool for VET professionals,
  • Skills profile and resources for the role of “mental health champion”.

Impact

  • Created governance approaches to mental health equality which are benchmarked against robust quality requirements,
  • Empowered VET professionals to better understand how to improve their governance structures and institutional culture in reference to mental health inclusion,
  • Developed a common governance approach to mental health inclusion in VET across regional, national and European institutions,
  • Bridged the gap between underrepresented mental health groups and VET provision, helping them better engage with each other,
  • Highlighted new organisational structures to promote mental health inclusion through a European skills profile,
  • Encouraged increased debate around mental health issues in VET, including breaking down mental health stereotypes around certain courses.

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Date of the project

01/10/2019 – 30/09/2021

DG of reference

EACEA – Erasmus+: Key Action 2, Strategic Partnership in the field of Adult education

Categories

Unit

Adult

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E-mail

manfredi.trapolino@cesie.org

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https://www.mentalhealthplus.eu/
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