How to develop resilience: co-creation of a mental health promotion programme with ado-lescents in the school community of Trentino

Author/s Sara Carbone, Roxanna Morote, Silvia Gabrielli, Silvia Rizzi, Odin Hjemdal, Frederick Anyan, Valeria Donisi
Publishing Year 2020 Issue 2020/2
Language Italian Pages 20 P. 103-122 File size 385 KB
DOI 10.3280/PSC2020-002007
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The association between mental well-being during childhood and adolescence with well-being in adulthood is well established and it requires early preventive and well-being promo-tion interventions. This article reports the needs of adolescents in the Trentino region regarding the training skills considered most useful for their well-being: 49 students compiled a survey and 16 participated to a working group for validating a European programme on resilience (UPRIGHT project). The results of the survey reveal the importance of making plans and hav-ing goals for the future, working on the personal meaning of life, on nutrition, physical activi-ty, general health, on how to cope with the sense of loneliness and isolation. Results from the working group show the importance of a better communication with teachers and parents, the improvement of the classroom climate and the quality of interpersonal relationships.

Keywords: Resilience, mental well-being, adolescence, co-creation, mental disorder prevention, school interventions.

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Sara Carbone, Roxanna Morote, Silvia Gabrielli, Silvia Rizzi, Odin Hjemdal, Frederick Anyan, Valeria Donisi, Sviluppare la resilienza: co-creare un programma di promozione della salute mentale coinvolgendo gli adolescenti del contesto scolastico del Trentino in "PSICOLOGIA DI COMUNITA’" 2/2020, pp 103-122, DOI: 10.3280/PSC2020-002007