REBREATHE: REfugees BecomingREsilient And Trauma Healed

Agreement n° 2022-2-EE01-KA220-YOU-000096540

CZAS TRWANIA: 01.04.2023 – 28.02.2025

partners organizations:

What project results and other outcomes do you expect your project to have?

Forced migration is the beginning of the challenges refugees confront when adjusting to a
new country & culture. These challenges have a more long-lasting impact on the mental health of
many young refugees. Therefore, we expect youth refugee communities to use the REBREATHE
Framework to learn new tools for recovering from traumatic events.

Specific objectives:
To help young refugees regain a sense of routine, security, resilience and friendship after
displacement, youth workers from Progress Center, Laja & Permacultura aim at reaching the
following project objectives:

● Objective 1: To CONNECT youth workers and youngsters to innovative tools for their
well-being and mental health.

● Objective 2: To ENGAGE youth workers and youngsters in building resilience together.

● Objective 3: To EMPOWER youth refugee communities in working for building resilience.

The importance of become resilient:

Many youngsters who have been forced to flee from their homes because of persecution
and war have suffered severe psychological trauma as a result.

Most of them have suffered more than one loss and are mourning the people, communities,
and ways of life they left behind.

They may have feelings of anxiety and worry, or they may feel empty and disconnected.
Some people may have reactions that impair their capacity to operate and think, making it
difficult for them to provide for themselves and their families or to deal with potential
threats they may encounter along the way.

Despite experiencing both physical and mental health issues, refugees and migrants
continue to be among the most vulnerable groups of society, regularly subjected to
xenophobia, discrimination, and inadequate living, housing, and employment conditions.

Kick off meeting

Representatives from Mittetulundusu Hung Progress Center (Estonia), Fundacja Laja (Poland), and Permacultura Cantabria (Spain) met from the 29th to the 30th of June 2023 in this important first face-to-face meeting whose main objective was to review the objectives of the project and the key aspects of its management.

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