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FSHS theme year "Talk, I will listen" to be launched on 13 February 2017

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Feb 10, 2017

In 2017, the health promotion theme of the FSHS is “Talk, I will listen”. We want to promote good mental health and psychological well-being among the makers and shapers of tomorrow. Studying is demanding and requires considerable mental resources. Mental health problems interfere with the ability to study in almost one student in three.

The theme year Talk, I will listen will focus on supporting students’ ability to study, enhancing their emotional skills, increasing support by friends and providing low-threshold interventions. Instead of focusing on problems, the theme emphasises health promotion. We stress the importance of early awareness and encourage students to discuss any mental health problems at an early stage.

The FSHS wants students to approach this theme by talking about emotional skills. An emotional skills website will be available from 13 February at yths.fi/tunnetaidot, and emotional skills will also be discussed via the FSHS’s social media channels. FSHS sites all over Finland will organise student events during the week starting 13 February.

The Talk, I will listen theme year is part of the programme of Finland’s centenary celebrations in 2017.