Social inclusion, Mental Health



Who is behind this?

Sara Cabaço



Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

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.

Where will your idea take place?

Lisbon, Portugal

Why does Europe need your idea?

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.

What is your impact?

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.

How do you get there?

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.

What is your story?


Who are you doing it for?

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.

What makes your idea stand apart?

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).

€ 50000,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 125420,-

Total budget

Major expenses

Regist: 3500EUR; Personnel costs: 96000EUR; Space rent: 12000EUR; Office expenses: 6960EUR; Communication:6000 Travel costs:960

What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

Hey, please help us giving your feedback about our ideia of being "tuned" and other ways of getting finantial sustentability. Please share with us other similar cooperatives in Europe.



Idea created on March 2, 2016
Last edit on Oct. 30, 2017

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