Project code: 2021-2-SE02-KA220-YOU-000049064
According to European Mental Health Action Plan 2013-2020, in objective 1 is referred that everyone has an equal opportunity to realize mental well-being throughout their lifespan, particularly those who are most vulnerable or at-risk Employment (productive and valued activities). Considering this objective, the following actions are proposed: to create incentives for employers to reduce psychosocial and job-related stress and to enhance stress management and introduce simple programmes to promote well-being in the workplace. The financial crisis of the last decade has brought tremendous changes in the workplace and employees are struggling to cope with tons of tasks and deadlines, disproportional to their available working time. Multitasking, working on weekends and a permanent feeling of exhaustion describe colorfully how young people are feeling today. It comes as no surprise that the research from Gallup’s Global Workplace Study (2013), has shown that 63% of employees worldwide are feeling disengaged for their work, which occurs lower productivity, stress and absence of well-being. On the other hand, youth workers are trying to help them cope with all their responsibilities, but some time the available tools and techniques seem unable to offer a cure. Mindfulness is the approach in focusing on the present moment, one thing at a time and controlling breath. By training youth workers to exercising mindfulness practices, they will be able to contribute to young people’s well-being improvement, through the reduction of their stress level, the more efficient management of their duties and the general satisfaction of their lives. Youthful project was designed to cover the gap in the training of Youth Workers and young people who are employees as well. The project aims to support youth workers and equip them with the necessary knowledge and practices regarding Mindfulness, in order to be able to support youth to cope with work related stress, improve their well-being and their quality of life.
Youthful Catania TPM2