The aim of this project was to give young people from six different European countries (Spain, Serbia, North Macedonia, Cyprus, Bulgaria and Germany ) the opportunity to approach mental health problems and improve their competences, knowledge and skills in the field of mental health protection. The project was carried out and coordinated by our Jama Nyeta e.V. in.
Components of this project included program components such as yoga and mental health activities conducted by two qualified instructors. These helped participants get an initial idea of how to manage discomfort and improve their mental health.
To address the issue of mental wellness from a medical perspective, Jama Nyeta hired a physician who specializes in the field of psychiatry. With his expertise, it was possible to create a gentle environment in which participants could reflect on their personal experiences with mental health. All presentations on diagnosing wellness or depression were delivered in an interactive manner that allowed attendees to ask questions and clarify any potential ambiguities.
We consider the city of Cologne to be an exceptional and popular city for an Erasmus exchange. To show the city’s hospitality and foster a sense of community within the group, another two days were spent sightseeing and exploring. Not only did we explore historical sites and landmarks, but we also considered our group’s academic interests in these outdoor activities. Thus, we conducted a tour of the campus of the University of Cologne and presented various opportunities for studying abroad through Erasmus+.
Finally, the project offered three so-called intercultural nights, where the different countries Spain, Cyprus, Serbia, Bulgaria, North Macedonia and Germany presented typical cultural habits and national dishes. This cultural exchange helped foster friendships within the group and opened up the potential for long-term collaborations.