Mental Health+ is a two-year Erasmus+ KA2 project which will establish requirements for positive mental health provision in Vocational Education and Training (VET) across Europe. This will be achieved through the creation of governance and benchmarking tools and resources which will enable VET organisations to understand and improve their approach to mental health. Although there is a growing acceptance of people with mental health issues across Europe, particularly within younger generations, there are currently no official services in place within VET to support these learners. As a result, those with mental health issues are overrepresented in early drop out and unemployment rates and have a higher risk of becoming long-term unemployed. To address this, our project will develop a series of tools and resources that will guide VET organisations in developing services that are inclusive and promote the well-being of all young people, encouraging them to continue with education, develop key employability skills and start fulfilling careers, improving overall long-term social inclusion.
For IO1 we conducted research into inclusive mental health practices across Europe and produced the following resources:
European report into mental health inclusion, which covers the main laws, approaches and attitudes to mental health across Europe.
An eBook, which summarises European mental health inclusion initiatives and best practices in mental health within education.
MH+ Charter, which outlines the minimum requirements an organisation should adhere to in order to consider themselves mental health positive.