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Civic programme for the promotion of mental health in the Radom County

Project Promoter: Stowarzyszenie "KAS" Kombinat Aktywności Społecznej
Proposal: 2nd thematic call
Co-financed from the program: 27 793,56 EUR
Partners: Stowarzyszenie LATOROŚL
Duration time: 01.11.2022-30.12.2023

In our project we would like to draw the attention of local authorities, institutions and the whole community to the important issue of mental health of children and young people. Young people up to the age of 18 often do not receive direct psychological support or do not have sufficient knowledge of the available forms of support in the Radom County. As part of the project, in cooperation with people representing various backgrounds, we are carrying out a diagnosis of mental disorders of children and young people up to the age of 18, and preparing a civic programme for the promotion of mental health and prevention of mental disorders of children and young people in the Radom County. The need for the project stems from the deteriorating mental state of children and young people, to which the COVID-19 pandemic has largely contributed. According to data from the National Police Headquarters, 1369 cases of suicide attempts among children and adolescents were registered in Poland in 2021, almost twice as many as in 2020 (736 cases). These are extremely worrying figures. Participants in the project’s participatory activities include people from NGOs working with children and adolescents, employees of municipal social welfare centres, the County Centre for Family Support and local governments, as well as parents of emotionally disturbed children, teachers, educators, psychologists from schools and Psychological-Pedagogical Clinics, psychiatrists and adolescents. The project leader is the KAS Association and the partner is the Latorośl Association.