Let’s talk about trainers: the heart of the LTC intervention

Let’s talk about trainers: the heart of the LTC intervention

Trainers’ meetings have a long history. For nearly 20 years, we have gathered to strengthen our LTC vision, implement practices and, most importantly, give and receive peer support. The feedback from previous trainers’ meetings guided MIELI home base this year to focus on implementing LTC in well-being service counties, municipalities, and organizations, give time to…

Poverty and mental health problems in children and families: the two sides of the same coin

Poverty and mental health problems in children and families: the two sides of the same coin

In 2022, the poverty risk rate increased in Portugal. According to the national statistics, 17% of Portugal’s population lived on net incomes of less than 591 euros, 0.6 % more than in 2021. However, 20.7% of children lived in poverty, 2.2% more than in 2021. Poverty is a well-known risk factor for mental health problems…

Finland & Estonia: Neighbor nations came together to spread the LTC sparkle

Finland & Estonia: Neighbor nations came together to spread the LTC sparkle

“The LTC approach is not merely an intervention, but rather a shift in mindset.“ MIELI & NGO Peaasjad It’s hard to believe that a year has passed since the Let’s Talk project began. It has been quite exciting to hear in monthly consortium meetings how Europe-wide projects have started. The Let’s Talk project is now…

Let’s Talk About Children in Europe: A successful start for national implementations  

Let’s Talk About Children in Europe: A successful start for national implementations  

Let’s Talk about Children (LTC) is a short evidence-based, child-centred psychosocial intervention to promote the mental health of children and prevent intergenerational problems by identifying strengths, resources and everyday solutions for children, parents, teachers, and the network of families. The project is headed by the University of Turku with the co-leadership of Mental Health Europe…