The National Youth Council (KNŻ) launched the project titled “A holistic approach towards mental health and youth” on Saturday. The Council aims to raise awareness on mental health among Maltese youth.
Pamela Cann Rodgers, International Officer for the Council, in comments she gave to Newsbook.com.mt said that the project came after a series of media reports on mental health which she felt they showed a serious lack of awareness on various mental health issues and their effects on youth.
The project consists of a series of information sessions which would help the participants distinguish between the various mental health issues and services available to those who seek help.
KNŻ President Michael Piccinino said that the Council aims to bring the topic on the national agenda even though mental health is usually whispered about and considered a taboo.
The project is supported by the EUPA and Erasmus+. 40 participants will draft policies on mental health.
The National Youth Council has been at the forefront of promoting issues and rights related to youth.