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    Looking back at the first face-to-face transnational partner meeting of the BENEFIT project in Prague

    Mindfulness and resilience among youth in European countries

    On the 1st of June 2023, an international meeting of BENEFIT partners took place in Prague. Co-funded by Erasmus+ European funds, the project aims to promote mindfulness and mental resilience in young people. Youth mental health experts from five European countries: the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Germany, Ireland and Portugal met to discuss cooperation on the project, which is now underway. During the project you can look forward to training and workshops for young people and youth workers in all partner countries. The result will be an online e-learning platform to be launched in November 2024.

    Understanding resilience, its connection to stress and how to cultivate it

    In the EU-project BENEFIT, resources are built for strengthening mindfulness and resilience in the European youth. One of the first questions that arise is: what is resilience? It can seem quite intangible. Resilience means having a good ability to deal with stress. Chronic stress is common in today’s society and can be detrimental to your health. Everyone can build a more resilient mind and body trough working on resilience aspects such as tending to basic personal needs, properly deal with emotions, having social support and a hopeful and optimistic outlook.

    Mindfulness meditation reduces avoidance of receiving information that might cause worry or regret

    Health, stress, sadness, productivity, and generosity are just a few of the significant outcomes that mindfulness meditation has shown to affect. A European study revealed an effect of mindfulness that has never been studied before: information avoidance. The study discovered that a relatively brief mindfulness intervention can promote a decrease in information avoidance, which is the practice of avoiding knowledge that might make one feel anxious or regretful.

    What is mindfulness?

    Mindfulness, or sampajañña in Pali–one of the major languages of the Buddhist scriptures–means clear comprehension. Its definition aligns with its purpose, to help us see more clearly, respond more effectively to what life throws at us, and ultimately make wiser choices (Shapiro, 2020).
    While mindfulness has its origins in ancient Chinese medicine, in recent years, it has been widely integrated into modern western therapies for treating a broad range of psychological and physiological conditions (Tang, 2018).

    The Incredible Power of Youth Resilience

    Youth resilience is a remarkable quality that enables young individuals to overcome adversity and thrive in the face of challenges. This innate strength, coupled with access to resources and support, plays a crucial role in shaping their future and creating a positive impact on society.

    Youth Mental Health and Well-Being in Ireland

    In recent years, Ireland has made substantial strides in recognising the importance of mental health and well-being. This beautiful country, known for its picturesque landscapes and warm hospitality, has also shown dedication to nurturing its citizens’ mental health. In this news item, we’ll take a closer look at the mental health supports available in Ireland, reflecting a society that increasingly prioritises mental well-being.

    Welcome to BENEFIT Project

    This is the official website of project BENEFIT. News about the project and its latest developments will be posted here. Stay tuned!

    Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them. Με τη χρηματοδότηση της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης. Οι απόψεις και οι γνώμες που διατυπώνονται εκφράζουν αποκλειστικά τις απόψεις των συντακτών και δεν αντιπροσωπεύουν κατ'ανάγκη τις απόψεις της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης ή του Ευρωπαϊκού Εκτελεστικού Οργανισμού Εκπαίδευσης και Πολιτισμού (EACEA). Η Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση και ο EACEA δεν μπορούν να θεωρηθούν υπεύθυνοι για τις εκφραζόμενες απόψεις. Финансирано от Европейския съюз. Изразените възгледи и мнения обаче принадлежат изцяло на техния(ите) автор(и) и не отразяват непременно възгледите и мненията на Европейския съюз или на Европейската изпълнителна агенция за образование и култура (EACEA). За тях не носи отговорност нито Европейският съюз, нито EACEA. Financováno Evropskou unií. Názory vyjádřené jsou názory autora a neodráží nutně oficiální stanovisko Evropské unie či Evroské výkonné agentury pro vzdělávání a kulturu (EACEA). Evropská unie ani EACEA za vyjádřené názory nenese odpovědnost. Gefinancierd door de Europese Unie. De hier geuite ideeën en meningen komen echter uitsluitend voor rekening van de auteur(s) en geven niet noodzakelijkerwijs die van de Europese Unie of het Europese Uitvoerende Agentschap onderwijs en cultuur (EACEA) weer. Noch de Europese Unie, noch het EACEA kan ervoor aansprakelijk worden gesteld. Financirano sredstvima Europske unije. Izneseni stavovi i mišljenja su stavovi i mišljenja autora i ne moraju se podudarati sa stavovima i mišljenjima Europske unije ili Europske izvršne agencije za obrazovanje i kulturu (EACEA). Ni Europska unija ni EACEA ne mogu se smatrati odgovornima za njih. Financé par l’Union européenne. Les points de vue et avis exprimés n’engagent toutefois que leur(s) auteur(s) et ne reflètent pas nécessairement ceux de l’Union européenne ou de l’Agence exécutive européenne pour l’éducation et la culture (EACEA). Ni l’Union européenne ni l’EACEA ne sauraient en être tenues pour responsables. Von der Europäischen Union finanziert. Die geäußerten Ansichten und Meinungen entsprechen jedoch ausschließlich denen des Autors bzw. der Autoren und spiegeln nicht zwingend die der Europäischen Union oder der Europäischen Exekutivagentur für Bildung und Kultur (EACEA) wider. Weder die Europäische Union noch die EACEA können dafür verantwortlich gemacht werden. Financiado pela União Europeia. Os pontos de vista e as opiniões expressas são as do(s) autor(es) e não refletem necessariamente a posição da União Europeia ou da Agência de Execução Europeia da Educação e da Cultura (EACEA). Nem a União Europeia nem a EACEA podem ser tidos como responsáveis por essas opiniões. Financiado por la Unión Europea. Las opiniones y puntos de vista expresados solo comprometen a su(s) autor(es) y no reflejan necesariamente los de la Unión Europea o los de la Agencia Ejecutiva Europea de Educación y Cultura (EACEA). Ni la Unión Europea ni la EACEA pueden ser considerados responsables de ellos. Finanziato dall'Unione europea. Le opinioni espresse appartengono, tuttavia, al solo o ai soli autori e non riflettono necessariamente le opinioni dell'Unione europea o dell’Agenzia esecutiva europea per l’istruzione e la cultura (EACEA). Né l'Unione europea né l'EACEA possono esserne ritenute responsabili. Financirano s strani Evropske unije. Izražena stališča in mnenja so zgolj stališča in mnenja avtorja(-ev) in ni nujno, da odražajo stališča in mnenja Evropske unije ali Evropske izvajalske agencije za izobraževanje in kulturo (EACEA). Zanje ne moreta biti odgovorna niti Evropska unija niti EACEA.
    Project Number: 2022-1-DE04-KA220-YOU-000085433

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