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Moving to another country is a major life change. After arriving in the new country, every immigrant goes through an immigration process during which they internally process the effects caused to their life by changes in the external situation.


The MIOS Project promoted mental well-being and social inclusion of migrants 2018-2020. Project outcomes include the TOIVO model for group meetings and the OmaMieli web site. MIOS was funded by the European Social Fund (ESF).

Safety net -poster

Poster depicting a safety net of people to enable discussion and the examining of your own safety net. Designed for anyone working with youth.

Strength cards

Strength cards facilitate discussion about positive traits and improve self-esteem and self-awareness. The cards can be used alone, in pairs or in groups.

Coping Skills poster

Coping skills poster

Coping skills poster helps a young person in being aware of things that increase mental wellbeing and contribute to mental resilience.

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What is mental health?

The WHO (2013) defines mental health as a state of well-being in which every individual realises their own potential and can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively, and is able to make a contribution to their community.