Right to mental health – the impact of humanitarian crises on the mental health of children and young people
Organizer: Helsingin YK-nuoret ry / UN Youth of Helsinki
Number of Participants: 15-40
What kind of effects do the humanitarian crises, such as armed conflicts or natural disasters, have on the mental health and well-being of children and young people? Why should a human rights perspective be integrated into mental health and why should promotion of mental health be a cross-cutting priority of Sustainable Development Agenda? These are some of the questions we are going explore in UN Youth of Helsinki’s first discussion event of the autumn season.
The event will be opened by UN Youth delegate of Finland, Jonne Juntura, whose one of the main topics of the delegate year is youth mental health. After that, we will hear a specialist lecture from Jenni Häikiö, a psychologist and a representative of Save the Children / Pelastakaa Lapset ry Finland. Häikiö will shed light on the impact that crises have on the mental health and well-being of children, and tell about the humanitarian work Pelastakaa Lapset ry does to support children and young people in Iraq. The event will be concluded with an open discussion.
There’s no health without mental health – come and join the discussion with us! The event is also a great opportunity to get to know about HYKY ry and to get information on how to take part in HYKY’s activities.
(The event is held in Finnish)