The project aims at researching, developing and implementing an innovative methods of motivating and involving young people with mental health problems in the labor market.
To accomplish this, “Hidden Likes” Youth Houses will be built – space for these people to receive support, mentoring and understanding by engaging in numerous activities, individualized with their friends and families, and aiming to make them proactive at the labor market. An in-depth study will analyze the reasons for the passivity of the target group on the labor market, as well as collect information to combat social stigma among employers on the topic. The development of a multilateral approach for long-term support will close the circle and build the needed skills and confidence in the target group through their adaptation on the labor market and beyond. Through implementing the project in partner countries, we will provide a basis for building a global European solution to the problem.
By identifying the problem in Bulgaria, the project will seek a new pan-European solution to achieve sustainable employment of medium-sized target groups. A complex, integrated and multidisciplinary approach has been developed and implemented to attract and motivate target groups, to build positive expectations and to introduce the possibility for inclusion in employment.