Transversal Efforts project stands for better mental well-being

EAEA GRUNDTVIG AWARD 2015. Transversal Efforts project aims at helping young people in upper secondary schools and colleges acquire mental health skills. Managing their mental well-being skills helps them to study more effectively, master their lives and facilitate employment during or subsequent to education.

The article series spreads good practices by introducing the nominees of the EAEA Grundtvig Award.

Training mental well-being skills together with young people has been limited so far. One of the goals of the project is to strengthen competencies in mental health promotion for those working closely with young people in education: teachers, mentors and directors in upper secondary schools, colleges and in rehabilitation programmes for unemployed young people.

The project competed in the national category of the EAEA Grundtvig Award 2015.

Preventive measures to ensure mental health

In practice, the participants will be provided with methods and guidelines that combine mental health skills and educational skills. This is considered beneficial for students as well as professionals.

Material about skills in mental well-being can be used in a variety of settings i.e. teaching, guidance or work mentoring, which makes the effort flexible and enables professionals to reach young people where it makes most sense.

Transversal Efforts project

Project coordinator:
The Region of Southern Denmark, Project assistant Marianne Kilden


  • Upper Secondary schools, colleges, technical schools etc. in Southern Denmark
  • Psychiatric Hospital of Southern Denmark

Every year, EAEA hands out the EAEA Grundtvig Award to successful projects in adult education. In 2015, three projects were awarded with a prize: an international, a European and a national initiative. The theme of this year’s award was Adult Education and Health.