In Estonia, more and more children and young people are suffering from mental health problems. Sometimes used as an indicator for overall mental health, suicide rates – though falling – are still some way above the EU average. The aims of the project is to raise awareness of mental health topics among young people and people working with young people, decrease the stigmatisation of people with mental health problems, support better accessibility to mental health services by fostering help-seeking behaviour and facilitating e-consultations (total 1650 pers -650 boys, 1000 girls), prevent and relieve mental health problems and facilitate early interventions, to develop the website Peaasi.ee into an attractive, popular and available platform (Web visits from 1500 to 5000 visits/month). The outcome will be a popular, engaging, interactive website, which provides comprehensive and interactive information, e-consultations, cognitive trainings and self-help tools as well as features videos and animations. The project does not have a donor partner, but collaborates with a psychologist from the Norwegian company Arkimedes, who has an advising role in the project.
Summary of project results
In the framework of this Project the goals were to raise awareness of mental healt topics among young people and people working with young people, decrease the stigmatisation of people with mental health problems, support better accessibility to mental health services by fostering help-seeking behavior and facilitating e-consultations, prevent and relieve mental healt problems and facilitate early interventions, and to develop the website into an attractive, populaar and available platform. The planned activitis were: 1) E-consultations: 2015 people, 65% girls, 35% boys. From the feedback 98% of people were satisfied with this service. 2) Website www.peaasi.ee
provides comprehensive information: information on websie is attractive and interactive: videos, experience stories, relaxation and visualization exercises, animations ect. 3) Self-help tools developed (fear ladder, anger boss, different worksheets ect) 4) Cognitive trainings: 5 trainings were developed (sorting, repetitiveness, reaction, emotions, metacognition training ect).
Summary of bilateral results