Today, psychological distress and mental health problems are the leading cause for work absenteeism in the EU, as well as a growing source of productivity loss in many EU countries. Dropping out is one of the major challenges in secondary vocational education and it has a strong association to mental health problems.
The "Promoting Mental Wellbeing in VET" project aims to tackle these themes by developing professional competence of teachers, directors and in-company trainers in promoting mental health in VET, providing concrete tools: material and methods that help students combine mental health skills with vocational skills, and which students, parents and internship companies can find beneficial, and by developing a training program around five themes: mental wellbeing as a resource, self-knowledge, emotions and interaction, coping skills and the learning community.
Registration and welcome coffee
Getting to know each other
Welcome to the seminar and presentation of traning program
Pia Haarala, Keskuspuisto Vocational College
Greetings from Finnish National Agency
Hannele Nevalampi, Senior Programme Adviser, Centre for International Mobility CIMO
Promoting mental wellbeing in teacher traning in Finland
Simo Uusinoka, Senior lecturer
HAMK university of Applied science/teacher training
Mental Health as a resource
Riikka Nurmi,The Finnish Association for Mental Health
Closing of the seminar
Keskuspuisto Vocational College/Arla unit,
Puustellinmäki 4-6, 02650 Espoo
You may reach Arla unit by train or by bus.
By train: Regional trains E, U and A from Helsinki railway station reach Leppävaara station. From Leppävaara station there´s around 800 meters walk to Arla unit. Follow the map
By Bus: From Helsinki railway station, bus station platform 34 and 35, there´s busses 248 and 270 that reach unit. Bus stop is called Puustellinmäki (E 1052).
By taxi: there´s around 13 kilometers from Helsinki city center to Arla unit.
Further information of the timetables, travels etc. https://www.hsl.fi/en
There´s plenty of choices for accommodation. Arla unit is easy to reach by public transportation from city center. Few examples for your stay:
Sokos hotels https://www.sokoshotels.fi/en/helsinki
Scandic hotel Marski and Simonkenttä https://www.scandichotels.com/hotels/finland/helsinki?_ga=1.33972385.1288449445.1464603997
Hotel Cumulus Kaisaniemi https://www.cumulus.fi/en/hotels/cumulus-kaisaniemi-helsinki
Registration to seminar via https://www.lyyti.in/Promoting_Mental_Wellbeingseminar_3552
Pia Haarala Pia.Haarala@keskuspuisto.fi