There are many people who are not feeling tuned with themselves, their lifes, the others or with the community. Many people dont ask for a professional help because of the social stigma, or because the lack of money to go to a clinic. We see mental health, personal development and individual well being as a mission of a community. Therefore Sintonia is a cooperative of a multidisciplinary team of professionals and members of the community to offer an accessible answer to everyone.
In Portugal it is estimated that 1in5 citizens (23% of the population) have a mental disorder in their life. The economic and social crises increases this problem.The National Health System doesn`t have enough psychologists,the majority of people doesn`t have money to go to a private clinic and unfortunately there is still a social stigma.When people ask for a professional help often the problem/difficulty is more instaled and impacting everyday functiontionality.We need prevention.
Create a cooperative that envolves all community, other social organizations and companys. Promote and implement workshops about personal development and a solidarity support for psychotherapy for children, teens and adults, neuropsychological avaliation and intervention with elderly.
Finishing the market study and the comunication, image and marketing. Then I`ll register the cooperative, find a space to install it and promote the project and partnerships. I`ll be promoting the project in a website, facebook, linkedin, by email or phone contact to all my contacts.
Target groups/ beneficiaries: Parents of children till 16 years old; Teens since 15 years old; Young adults; Adults and Elderly.
Stakeholders: Donations; Private companys with social responsability policy, Cooperative Bank; Other grants.
Sintonia is different: first because it is a cooperative focused on prevention and promotion of mental health and well being. It envolves the community and ask their contribution as a member and a litle payment giving them acces to a plan of workshops about personal development.It will have a voluntary group to accompany the isolated people (elderly, unemployed...), and paralell activities for the community (what will make sense for the community: films, hiking, ocupational therapies).
Funding requested from Advocate Europe
Regist: 3500EUR; Personnel costs: 96000EUR; Space rent: 12000EUR; Office expenses: 6960EUR; Communication:6000 Travel costs:960
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