Do you sometimes feel like reading the news is depressing? Climate change, armed conflicts, unemployment or the housing crisis, just to mention a few problems. Now, the COVID-19 pandemic has put the mental health and well-being especially of young people even more at risk.

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About the training

A report by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) shows that mental health problems among people have doubled in most countries during the pandemic. Furthermore, the WHO concludes that world-wide one in seven young people aged 10-19 years experiences a mental disorder, accounting for 13% of the global burden of disease in this age group. Depression, anxiety and behavioral disorders are among the leading causes of illness and disability among adolescents. Therefore it is very important to be well informed about this issue.

Within the seminar we will address the topic by asking what it is like to face these problems as a young person living in Europe? How much do you think you know about mental health? What do you do to take care of it? Furthermore, how can we as young people stand together and show solidarity to others while also taking care of ourselves?

Practical information

  • Date: 01.12. - 05.12. 2022
  • Location: Lübeck, Germany
  • Accommodation: Jugendherberge Lübeck-Altstadt (Mengstraße 33, 23552 Lübeck)
  • Language: English
  • Age: 16-23 (exceptions possible)
  • Travel costs, accommodation and full catering will be covered by SAME
  • Applications closed

The seminar will take place in the city of Lübeck, which is located in the north-east of Germany. Participants will be staying at the Jugendherberge Lübeck-Altstadt and the official programe of the seminar will take place at the SAME office.The first day 01.12. (Thursday) is the arrival day and 05.12. (Monday) is the departure day, meaning that participants can arrive/departure at any point during these days depending on their travel arrangements. The official program lasts for three days (Friday, Saturday and Sunday).

This seminar is part of our European Solidarity Seminar Series: Every day decisions are made that affect the future of young people in Europe. The way we deal with important issues like the ongoing climate crisis, nationalism, migration or discrimination will shape the future of our continent for ages. Central questions of this seminar series are: Does solidarity know borders? How much solidarity do we as young people want to show? And what can we do to make this world a better place?


For every training course, participants will receive a certificate of participation.