Working with resilience is important for adolescents in order to cope with adverse situations and maintain good mental health. UPRIGHT is a co-created innovative whole school approach including adolescents, their families and the school community in creating a culture of positive mental health by enhancing resilience skills. “A programme to increase resilience and mental well-being is really needed at schools”, school manager.
Adolescence is a crucial period for laying the foundations for healthy development and mental well-being in adulthood. Adolescents experience pressure to be successful in life and preventive interventions at schools are essential to face the increasing prevalence of mental disorders among adolescents.
UPRIGHT will help to extend the knowledge on how mental health is at schools, focusing on adolescents, their teachers and families. The efficacy of UPRIGHT programme will be evaluated from different perspectives: mental health, resilience, well-being and quality of life. Students, teachers and families give their responses by completing questionnaires. Responses will be maintained confidential.