Seminar on Mental Health and Self-Care in Strengberg, Austria (Fully Funded)

An excellent opportunity for 25 participants from Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries to apply for a 6-day seminar on Mental Health, Self-Care, and diverse approaches. This seminar is organised by Arbeitskreis Noah and partially co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European union. 

Seminar on Mental Health and Self-Care in Strengberg, Austria (Fully Funded)

About the seminar 

Arbeitskreis Noah (Youth organisation) is inviting 25 participants from Erasmus+ Programme countries to apply for a seminar on mental health as part of its Erasmus accreditation, approved by the Austrian National Agency. This seminar attempts to address important concerns following a ten-year fall in teenage mental health in Europe, which was made worse by the pandemic. Studies indicates concerning rises in suicidal thoughts, despair, anxiety, and loneliness, demanding early action.

The main methodology in the seminar will be the using of Non-Formal methods and principles, confirming participatory and learning-by-doing approaches. The program focuses on participants' experiences, individual skills, and strengths, enhancing a collaborative space for sharing resources and knowledge.

Seminar objectives

- Foster the knowledge of youth workers on Mental Health, Self-Care, and various approaches in these topics.

- Encourage youth workers to share best practices in self-care and mental health.

- Start the development of an open list of activities suitable for implementation with young people "at high risk."

Eligibility | Who can apply

The seminar is open for 25 participants who fit the following requirements:

- Be a residents in one of Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries (Austria, Belgium - DE, Belgium - FL, Belgium - FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Türkiye);

- Work as a youth worker, youth leader, educator, or person in other relevant positions in youth work, preferably working with kids "at high risk" or/and would like to start work with them;

- Aged over 18 years old, there is no maximum age limit;

- Able to participate in the seminar from the beginning till the end (mandatory);

Have a good command of English language.

Practical conditions and Benefits

- The seminar is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme and cover the accommodation, food, local transportation and travel reimbursements as follows:

- There is no participation fee;

Participants will be accommodated in shared rooms with several people in old farm “Hof Strengberg”  in Strengberg, a small village 150 km away from Vienna, situated in a beautiful hilly region next to the Danube called Mostviertel;

- Participants will take care of accommodation in terms of cleaning up;

The house has a big living room, multiple bathrooms and showers, a nice terrace, and a BBQ place. There is a cosy kitchen with a chimney, attic that can be used for the outside activities, and small toilets upon prior request. you can check some pictures for the seminar venue from HERE

Your travel costs will be reimbursed by the host organisation. The reimbursements will be based on the real costs not exceeding the lump sums based on the travel distances;

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 10 and 99 km: 20 EUR / person

for travel distance between 100 and 499 km: 180 EUR / person

for travel distance between 500 and 1999 km: 255 EUR / person

for travel distance between 2000 and 2999 km: 360 EUR / person

Note: Before purchasing any tickets contact with the organisers and wait until their are approval by email. Tickets that were not approved are not subject to reimbursement.

Calculate your direct distance from HERE

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


Application deadline: 10 February 2024

Selection result: 15 February (If you didn't get an email by this date, that means you didn't get selected)

Arrival day: 11 April 2024, You are expected to arrive at Amstetten train station after 5 pm and before dinner at 7 pm.

Departure day: 18 April 2024. Check out at 9 am after breakfast

How to get to the venue?

By plane to Vienna airport then from there you can take a train directly to Amstetten NÖ Bahnhof station. 

The host organisation will organise a transfer from Amstetten to the project venue, once they get all travel tickets purchased by the participants.

How to apply?

To apply, you need to fill in the application form before 10 February 2024 

More details

for more details about the seminar, check the opportunity website from HERE 

By applying to this training course, you take responsibility and risks. Inform yourself about the regulation and potential risks. "Opportunity 4U" cannot be held liable for any of the potential risks, and this post is only for informative and popularising purposes.

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