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…

Kick start for a better mental health in Europe

Kick start for a better mental health in Europe

Mental health issues in Europe are increasing and they are directly affecting over 80 million people only in the European Union, with an increasing number of children and youth among the affected. In addition, we must take into account children and youth indirectly affected by adult health issues including severe mental and physical illnesses, substance…