NGO: Centre for Youth – Proactive, Podgorica
Title of the project: Rehabilitation of youth who have experienced mental health difficulties
Amount granted: € 11,414.00
The project is unique, especially dealing in the sphere of mental health. Participants who attended the Support Club experienced a successful transition from the social position of mental disorders to the full inclusion into the community through skills and confidence gained through Club support – adjourned the members of Proactive, who were the bearers of this project.
Through clubs support with the topics adjusted to the target group, active media promotion, Face book page (Grupa Ja) and the indispensable cooperation with institutions of Mental Health and the Faculty of Philosophy – Department of Psychology and Sociology, the project represents a whole and a milestone in the field of mental health in a community and in our region.
The campaign slogan that accompanied project implementation was “Our mind is like a parachute, works best when is open”, by which project implementers sent a clear message considering this issue.
Throughout 20 dynamic workshops, participants were familiarized with the following topics: social skills, prejudices, effective communication, self-help, orientation to personal development and cooperation.
Nine individual interviews were realized within the Dispensary for Mental Health at the Health Centre Podgorica with young people who have had or have difficulties in mental health; 11 participants attended the orientation seminar, and 15 young people have benefited from Club support.
There is a great interest among citizens for this area but also a great ignorance and misunderstanding. Therefore, it is important organizing work on gradually opening of community, toward these issues – opinion is of members of the youth center – Proactive.