We need talk – Brazil (DENEM)

Name of the activity: We need talk

Country/NMO: Brazil (DENEM)

Program: Mental Health


Contact information: [email protected]

Type of the activity: Education


General description:

This activity needs just a space, students and a psicologist. In the first part we separete the students in groups of 12 ( Maximum). In the second moment we program at least 3 reunions with group. To finish the project we make a reunion to talk about the expirience and the importance that the project had in their lifes

Focus area:

Mental Health among medical students

Problem statement:

The increase in the number of cases of suicide and / or depression is increasing in the medical area, there is a need to pay attention to the mental health of the medical student since the beginning of the course. The project aims to reduce cases of depression and suicide within the medical area;

Target groups and beneficiaries:

Medical students and comunit, once that the doctors with good mental health are more abble to take care of their pacients

Objectives and indicators of success:

– make the student understand their fears in the course and in their life.
-Prepare the students for the difficults in their lifes.
-Decrease the number of depression during the course, with the assistence with a psicologist


The activity demands only a space and a psicologist. Groups with 10-12 students are form and the group have reunions (3 at lest) to speak about their feelings about life, fears, the course, the pressions that they sofer in the course and in their familys. In the first reunion they make a contract with the others students to not speak about what happen in this reunions.

Plans for evaluation:

To know the results, we have to make a last reunion with the students who maked part of the project. The students have to write why this activity was good for hin, in the second moment we open the space for the students, who want, to tlak about their experience and why they thing this is importante for they.

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