• international program in the field of mental health for young people.

BEING Romania – part of an innovative international program in the field of mental health of young people

Romanian Association for Positive Psychotherapy (RAPP)  is part of the BEING program, an international youth mental health initiative supporting research and innovation in 13 countries, hosted by Grand Challenges Canada in partnership with the Botnar Foundation, United for Global Mental Health, Global Affairs Canada and the National Institute for Health and Care Research.

RAPP as part of BEING Romania project, together with other seven co-partners, is collaborating to carry out a process of identifying organizations dealing with youth mental health programs or projects. As a unique element among the 13 countries, we are now a consortium, 8 organizations: Inim Institute, Global Development; Babeș-Bolyai University, Department of Public Health and Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy; Positive Psychotherapy Association; Evo Career; Romanian Health Observatory; Cluj Youth Federation.

The key element of the project consists of a collaborative research, aimed at identifying the needs and opportunities at the level of the entire system in Romania and involving the main actors interested in mental health (organizations, formal and informal groups, or key institutions), in a broad action of developing a system, in order to transform.

We focused on strategic project planning activities as follows:

Mapping data on the mental health of young people in Romania.

Identifying gaps and gaps in existing records of young people’s mental health and wellbeing.

Organizing stakeholder consultations to fill information gaps and identify research priorities and intervention needs at the country level.

The gathering of interest groups, from various fields, to identify a mental health agenda with the potential to stimulate change among the Romanian population.