Digital storytelling for youth mental health

Digital Storytelling for Youth Mental Health will empower young people with new skills to manage the negative impacts and challenges of the 21st century. Young people nowadays face multiple challenges: social inequalities are rising; social mobility is decreasing in most of the European countries; the labour market requires new skills and public education cannot always keep up with these needs; while environmental sustainability is becoming a more and more burning issue that may soon affect our everyday life. It is not surprising that feelings of anxiety, helplessness, loss of personal integrity are more and more common problems among young people in Europe made even worse by the COVID-19 pandemic.

We aim to use a digital storytelling approach to raise awareness and empower young people to cope with challenges and mental health issues, supporting them in building resilience among peers in their communities. For this, we need to equip youth workers with modern communication and development tools.


Through applying digital storytelling, featuring first-person stories at the country and local levels, the project will allow youth to share and learn from peers’ experiences. We will support young people in designing and delivering awareness campaigns and initiatives that will enable them to be actively engaged in health promotion. Youth-focused social networks initiatives will help us empower a wide range of young people to volunteer, exchange knowledge, and spread awareness. We will develop a bite-sized e-learning resource to offer young people a repository with easy access to information material on mental health addressing the challenges and offering solutions. 

Youth workers in the EU face complex global challenges that require NGOs to join efforts with the creative industry to overcome this challenge. As this consortium aspires to analyse resources from all the listed countries and create complex educational material easily transferable to any EU country, the project is inherently transnational. 



2nd transnational project meeting in Porto, Portugal

Long term training activity in Kosice, Slovakia - coming soon!

Final meeting and conference in Budapest, Hungary

Project results

PR1 - Digital Storytelling Educational Program - coming soon!

PR2 - Educational resources for youth workers - coming soon!

PR3 - Educational resources for young people

PR4 - Video tutorials for youth workers

PR5 - Video tutorials for young people



Erasmus+ programme

Key action: Cooperation partnerships in youth


Start date: 01.01.2022

End date: 31.12.2023

EU grant: 186.463 €