Training Course "Mental Health and Youth Exchanges" in Finland (Fully Funded)

Open call for 30 participants from all Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries to join Training Course "Mental Health and Youth Exchanges" in Kannonkoski, Finland. This training is organised by  EDUFI The Finnish National Agency for Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps and co-funded by the European Union.

Training Course "Mental Health and Youth Exchanges" in Finland (Fully Funded)

About the training 

"Mental Health and Youth Exchanges" is a 6 -day training course for youth workers, youth leaders, Adults working directly with young people with mental health issues. 

The wellbeing of young people who have less possibilities can be significantly impacted by international youth work. For young individuals, it frequently provides a sense of accomplishment and belonging. But occasionally, they may feel overpowered by it. Furthermore, adults may be unsure about how to incorporate youth with mental health concerns in cross-border youth exchanges. In this training you can:

- explore your understanding of mental health

- familiarise yourself with useful tools and methods

- adapt the tools for your own work with your target group

- learn how to create a safer space for all the participants through the whole process

- develop your mental health competences as a youth worker

- learn how to plan and run international youth exchanges by actively involving the young people

Training's Objectives

- Introducing and present tools to use and to adapt in mental health challenges

- Offering opportunities to explore the importance of psychological safety in youth exchanges

- Developing the skills to involve young people with fewer opportunities in a youth exchange process

- Providing youth workers with the basic knowledge about youth exchanges

After this training you will have a better understanding about how to authentically involve young people in the process of a youth exchange. And of course you will have increased your international network and found potential partners for future youth exchanges.


The training is designed for 30 youth workers and youth leaders from Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries, who :

- Are over 18 years old

Are a professional or voluntary youth worker, who is regularly working directly with young people with mental health challenges.

- Are motivated to learn about and make use of the ERASMUS+ (Youth) programme for creating or strengthening international partnership.

You don't have to have any previous experience within international youth work and you don't have to be a mental health specialist. In regards of both, you can be a newcomer or an experienced youth worker.  

Have the support of a youth organisation or association to part in the training. 

- If you do not have a relevant role in a youth organisation, you do not work with groups of young people, you will not be selected for this training.

Are able to use English as a working language in order to establish effective communication during group-work and sessions. A low level of English will limit learning opportunities.

Financial Conditions and Benefits 

This training is co-funded by the European union through Erasmus plus programme.

- There is no participation fee required by the Finnish National Agency

The Finnish National Agency will cover the accommodation and meals during the project. If you have food allergies or diet, it will be taken in consideration.

- The training is organised in Youth Centre Piispala in Kannonkoski. Each participant will be accommodated in single rooms, but you may have to share some common areas in the accommodation.

Your travel costs will be reimbursed by the National Agency of Erasmus+ in your own country. The practices vary between countries, you may be reimbursed wholly, or you may have to cover a certain part of your travel costs. Your National Agency can answer questions about travel costs

Participants are entitled to receive a Youthpass certificate from the organiser, for recognition of their competence development during the activity. 

Note: According to Erasmus+ program rules, there are limits for the travel reimbursements depends on the direct distance between your place and the project venue as follows:

  • for travel distance between 100 and 499 km: 180 EUR / person, +30 EUR extra for Green travel.
  • for travel distance between 500 and 1999 km: 275 EUR / person, +45 EUR extra for Green travel.
  • for travel distance between 2000 and 2999 km: 360 EUR / person, +50 EUR extra for Green travel.
  • Calculate your budget from HERE


Application deadline: 11 February 2024

Date of Selection: 21 February 2024

Arrival day: 11 March 2024 (Morning)

Working days: 12-15 March 2024

Departure day: 16 March 2024

Note: If you want to come earlier or stay longer, you should agree about it with your National Agency. Accommodation and meals are covered from Monday dinner to breakfast on Saturday. You must take care of the costs of your extra days, like on a holiday.

How to apply?

to apply, you just need to fill online application form with some question about you and your activities with your support organisation from your country of residence.

More Details

for more details, check the opportunity website from HERE

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Opportunity Website

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