Participate to the development of a study on mental health in the VET sector

European projects 27 November 2023

Vous êtes un professionnel de l'Enseignement et de la Formation Professionnels (EFP) ou un apprenant impliqué dans la mobilité internationale ? Votre avis est crucial pour améliorer la santé mentale dans ce domaine. Participez à l'enquête anonyme et contribuez à l'étude menée dans le cadre du projet européen "MIND".

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The MIND project, launched last October as part of a cooperative partnership project (co-funded by Erasmus+), aims to strengthen mental health practices among VET professionals and promote the socio-emotional well-being of internationally mobile learners. The aim of this initiative is to highlight specific needs and design tools that are relevant, adaptable and usable by all.

With this in mind, an inter-country study involving France, Estonia, Slovakia, Northern Macedonia and Spain is currently being developed. Two separate questionnaires have been designed, one aimed at professionals and the other at learners, or indeed all interested young adults.

Your contribution to this questionnaire, which lasts around 10 minutes, is essential in guiding this study towards appropriate, in-depth solutions.

VET professionals: access the questionnaire here.

Internationally mobile learners (and interested young adults) : access the questionnaire here.

The impact of the pandemic on the mental health of young VET students

Mental health in VET is a major concern, particularly since the COVID-19 pandemic, where emotional challenges have been exacerbated. Students and young people are particularly affected. Your participation in this study will help shape practices and tools that could lead to greater consideration of socio-emotional well-being and learner fulfilment in this field.

Mental health in VET is of paramount importance, particularly in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The restrictions imposed, the abrupt shift from face-to-face to online learning, and the reduction in social interaction have had a significant impact on the mental health of young people. According to European Union reports, this period has led to a substantial increase – of between 30% and 80% – in the risk of mental health problems among young people. This crisis has disrupted interpersonal relationships, altered leisure and sporting activities, and sometimes isolated individuals from their usual social circles.

VET students, already facing the challenges of the transition to working life, have been particularly affected. Mental health problems can compromise their educational and professional careers, dampen their aspirations and have a negative impact on their social relationships.

As the project partners are keen to create accessible and inclusive tools to raise awareness and promote socio-emotional well-being, please contribute to the questionnaire so that an appropriate response can be provided to the real needs identified in terms of mental health.

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Le projet MIND vise à renforcer la capacité des professionnels de l’EFP à mettre en œuvre des meilleurs pratiques en matière de santé mentale et à promouvoir le bien-être socio émotionnel des apprenants de l’EFP en mobilité internationale.

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