Meijän Mieli is a three-year project (2020-2023) that aims to improve the daily life and inclusion of young adults (15-35 years old), who are recovering from mental health issues. This is achieved by creating support and volunteering solutions, which are personalized to meet each rehabilitator’s needs. The project trains volunteers and matches them with rehabilitators. The volunteers, called Meijän Kaveri or Meijän Digikaveri, will act as support persons for mental health rehabilitators in both live meetings and digital platforms. In addition, the project supports the cooperation with regional mental health operators and third sectors to improve the everyday life activities and inclusion of rehabilitators, and to develop new forms of activity.
The Meijän Mieli project strengthens the message of positive mental health through recovery-oriented approach, which highlights the role of inclusion, hope, optimism, and life satisfaction in the rehabilitation process. The project aims to promote the message of positive mental health, which lessens the stigma related to mental health problems, enhances openness, discussion, and understanding of mental health issues and life situations of rehabilitators in Central Finland.
Meijän Mieli is funded by the Funding Centre for Social Welfare and Health Organizations (STEA) and managed by KOSKE. The project is run by two employees.