Happy Days

  • Number of the Project: 517642-LLP-1-2011-1-IE-COMENIUS-CMP
  • Duration of the project: 1/2/2012 – 31/1/2014
  • Budget: 1.250.363 Litas
  • Main executor: County Meath VEC
  • Institution at VMU: International Student Office
  • Responsible person (s) at VMU: Zinaida Baltrėnienė, Žymantė Jokūbauskaitė

Aim of the project

Developing a mental-health policy tool-kit for schools

Actors involved

Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas, Beja’s Polytechnic Institute, Timesnap Productions Limited, GRAFEIO EPAGGELMATIKHS EKPAIDEFSIS MAGNESIAS, Krakowskie Centrum Zarządzania i Administracji Spółka z o.o.

Short description of the project

The “Happy Days” project proposes to develop a strategic approach to the design, development and implementation of a whole school approach to the promotion of positive mental health and well being among the students in schools. This will be achieved through a comprehensive collaboration with stakeholders that contribute to our school cultures. These include students, teachers, parents, school management and educational policy makers.

This strategic approach will incorporate the development of Policy Frameworks, a Training and Continuing professional development framework for teachers, development of resources for our young people, resources for parents and teachers, intervention plans and strat egies for ‘at risk’ young people and a robust web presence by way of promotion of the “Happy Days” brand. It is intended that schools who meet the “Happy Days” school criteria can become “Happy Days” designated schools, receiving a plaque to display their commitment to the strategy and the promotion of positive mental health and well being therein.

This project is being funded by the Lifelong Learning Programme under Comenius and includes partners from Ireland, Lithuania, Portugal, Greece and Poland.