The SOM Mental Health 360º model: teamwork and mutual trust to face the challenges of mental health
Facing a challenge as broad as mental health with a 360º vision is only possible with the joint involvement and work of a large group of people with highly varied profiles and experiences, prepared to cooperate and mutually enrich one other.
The SOM Mental Health 360º project has adopted co-creation as the working methodology since is conceptualisation.
People with first-hand experience, family members and people from their immediate environment, professionals in mental and other health areas, social work and education professionals, mental health associations and government bodies were involved in the joint work of defining the project, marking the path for SOM Mental Health 360º with the focus on empowerment, prevention and combating stigma.
The focus for the platform’s content and services is based on shared knowledge, experiences and ideas.
This working method has condensed into a stable system, with a variety of associations of people with first-hand experience and families, professionals and institutions joining the project and continuing to participate in SOM Mental Health 360º on a daily basis.