Programme: Youth in Action- European Voluntary Service
Funded by: European Commission
Duration: 1 year
Lead Organisation: Intras Foundation (Spain)
Fundación INTRAS (España)
CLEAR – Centre for Learning, Education, Awareness & Revival (Irlanda)
Stranaidea- Impresa Sociale Onlus (Italia)
ProAtlântico - Associação Juvenil (Portugal)
People with mental health difficulties are at even higher risk of being overweight than the rest of the population, partly due to the side effects of the medication, and partly due to inactivity. The Unique project promotes sports, outdoor activites and the creation of healthy lifestyles.
In this context, Clare, Annalisa and Ricardo from Ireland, Italy and Portugal respectivetly, and for a period of 9 months, will organize, carry out and encourage users’ participation in the proposed activities. In addition, they will be part of a team of professionals working to improve the standard of living of people with mental health issues; so UNIQUE project becomes a unique experience and an opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills that contribute to the growth of both the volunteers and users with whom they work.