YOUTH in the moment

Self-paced basic mindfulness e-course for young people
About E-course
Dear Learners,

We are welcoming you to our online course. This e-course was specially designed by a team of professional youth workers, psychologists, trainers, and mindfulness instructors from Greece and Italy. This is an outcome of the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership Project "You(th) in the Moment".

Designed for youth this course has a specific goal: to equip young people with basic mindfulness knowledge and also useful tools to practice in their everyday lives.
Welcome to our E-course—an empowering journey crafted just for you! In a world where the challenges faced by young people and youngsters are diverse and sometimes overwhelming, this E-course is your personalized toolkit for navigating life with resilience and well-being.

Practicing mindfulness is like a superpower for the well-being of young people. A recent study called 'Youth work and the corona pandemic in Europe' found that a lot of young folks are having a tough time—about 90% felt sad, stressed, or down during the ongoing pandemic. This situation has a lasting impact. (European Commission, European Education and Culture Executive Agency, The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of young people – Policy responses in European countries, Publications Office of the European Union, 2022)

That's why we believe in bringing mindfulness into the lives of young people. It's not just about dealing with the challenges of the pandemic, but it's also like having a secret weapon to help youngsters who are going through tough times—maybe dealing with being a teenager or facing different kinds of problems in early adulthood.

Mindfulness is a tool that can help young people be more understanding, focused, and in control of their actions. In a nutshell, mindfulness is like a guide that helps young people face the ups and downs of growing up.
Join the e-course
You may join the e-course though HOP platform on SALTO-youth
About the project
'Reflector' is a strategic partnership project in the field of youth work and non-formal education supported by Erasmus+ programme and co-founded by EU.

The project took place in 2021 - 2024 and gathered five organisations from Greece, Estonia, Latvia, Italy, Sweden and Ukraine.

The main aim of the project is to enreach youth work with mindfulness approach, methods and techniques in order to support youth and youth workers wellbeing and mental health, efficiency and active participation. Raise awareness about mindfulness and mental health amoung youth and youth workers.

Within the project will be developed two intellectual outputs:

1. Curriculum and basic mindfulness e-course for youth workers

2. Curriculum and basic mindfulness e-course for youth

The main target group we address is youth workers, leaders, facilitators of non-formal learning, school youth work managers (professional and volunteers) and all those who support young people through youth work and non-formal learning
  • MTÜ VitaTiim | Estonia
    VitaTiim is a non-formal learning centre. The mission of VitaTiim is to create a supportive and inspiring environment so all of us could be a better version of ourselves, discover our own role in the global world and become flexible in an era of constant change and uncertainty.

  • GO Alive | Greece
    GO Alive, a non-profit in Siatista, Kozani, focuses on empowering youth, especially those facing social, economic, or geographic barriers. We promote educational and professional development, youth mobility, well-being, and active citizenship through various initiatives across Western and Central Macedonia.

    FB: GOAliveNGO
  • 3D Friends| Latvia
    NGO goal is to empower youth through innovative projects, fostering non-formal education and modern competencies in Latvia. They focus on promoting Latvian and European values, supporting socially disadvantaged groups and individuals with disabilities, and advocating for cultural integration, environmental awareness, and active citizenship. NGO target groups include youth, students, and those facing various challenges, adapting to the digital era with online interactions and global discussions.

    FB: 3dfriendslv
    IG: @3dfriendslv
  • VulcanicaMente | Italy
    Founded in 2012 in Lecce, Italy, VulcanicaMente is a non-profit association dedicated to empowering youth through mobility, learning, and information. We strive to nurture active European citizenship, foster cultural understanding, and promote intergenerational dialogue. Our initiatives focus on raising awareness about key societal issues, encouraging mindfulness, creativity, and entrepreneurship, and facilitating idea exchange for the sustainable development of the Salento area.

    FB: vulcanicamenteassociazione
    IG: @vulcanicamente_lecce
  • Positive Youth | Sweden
    Positive YOUth, a non-profit organization, focuses on uplifting youth through self-development, especially targeting less privileged youths from migrant backgrounds. We utilize mindfulness, nature-based education, and movement to foster well-being and success. Actively involved in Erasmus+ programs and mindfulness training, we aim to build supportive, mindful youth communities for a harmonious future, while emphasizing continuous personal growth within our team.

    FB: PositiveYOUthNGO
    IG: @ngopositiveyouth
  • Mindspot | Ukraine
    Mindspot in Odessa, Ukraine, is a center for mindfulness practice, offering both online and offline educational activities. Their mission is to enhance well-being by developing meta-skills like empathy, concentration, and emotional intelligence through mindfulness. Center conduct various programs, retreats, and instructor training, impacting thousands. Their experienced team, with extensive mindfulness practice, fosters a supportive community and spreads mindfulness in education.

    FB: mindspotcenter
    IG: @mindspot.center
Project supported
Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them
Julia Dem
project manager
Phone: + 375 559 217 87
E-mail: julia@vitatiim.ee