Espaço Ser Casa Matheus Campos – Help for Life Project (Phase II)

Implemention of a mental disease conscientious action and prevention program in at least 1,000 students between 11 and 17 years old

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Espaço Ser - Sao Paulo, Brazil

Espaço Ser – Casa Matheus Campos is an NGO created to offer young people treatment for depression, other than psychiatric and therapeutic care. They fight to have depression treated 365 days a year.


They are an ecumenical NGO, 100% composed of VOLUNTEERS, which is run only on donations. It was founded in 2018 by the couple Tania and Fernando Campos, after the death of their son in 2017, at the age of 14, a victim of suicide.


Espaço SER offers these PICs in their Protocol Therapeutic Treatment.


The main PICs offered are: Tai Chi, Music Therapy, Yoga, Origami, Acupuncture, Art Therapy, etc.


Our goals are:

– Real cure for Self-destructive Symptoms;

– Emotional stabilization of young people and their families;

– Improvement of the quality of life;

– Promotion of health and well-being

Hope for Life Project - Phase II

For this third Season, the project is to implement a mental disease conscientious action in at least more than 1,000 students between 11 and 17 years old through Integrative Actions / Psychologist (as made previously in the Help for Life Program seasons 1 and 2), but for this year we expect to really introduce in some “pilots schools” an effective and permanent change through what we call Help for Life Program Phase II.


We believe we need to give students the opportunity for a new education, the one that teaches them, beyond the outside knowledge, the self-knowledge, so that they can develop a greater reflection on values, and feelings, so they can build for themselves tools that help them deal with the adversities and impasses of life.


It is important that they learn, relearn, reframe their thoughts, and find new ways out of their frustrations, identifying themselves with competing less and sharing more.

These new tools for dealing with life are seeds that must be added through new content, more humanized and focused on freedom of thought, ethical values, and student autonomy.


We understand that such education will be able to teach them to be opinion-makers and not passive subjects in the face of ready-made opinions that, often, contribute to their mental illness.


This is what the world urgently asks for, this is what will gradually stop the rising rate of depression and suicide, which has been alarmingly increasing among young people under 16 and that will certainly reverberate in all aspects of our society, whether in the ecosystem, in the financial and, political systems, as well as in the realm of conscience and moral values.


Such seeds should be planted as soon as possible in schools, where children and young people spend a huge amount of time in their lives, during their psychic and emotional development and they will be the ones that, through a new, more conscious, constructive and humanized look will be able to change the course of our history, contributing to a more sustainable and balanced life.


It aims to propose to schools that, in addition to transmitting content, they humanize education according to their resources, activities, and practices, working the student’s emotions and strengthening them so that they can be seen as integral beings and can balance the mind, body, and their essence. So, we hope that this Program will reach not only the students but also their families and the entire faculty.


The main idea is to supply one day of a complete interaction with 2 or 3 Teachers/Directors/Administrators from each school, who are going to be in charge of implementing and multiplying the changes in the school with



Starting beginning April 2023 up to the end of November 2023 (school period) –

8 months.


Program Includes:


For students and teachers:

– 1 mandatory practical (PICs) activity with a qualified professional

– 1 optional conversation with a psychologist

– 1 gift and natural snack


For parents, school coordinators, and teachers

– 1 oral presentation with a qualified professional