Espaço Ser - Sao Paulo, Brazil
Espaço Ser – Casa Matheus Campos is a NGO created to pilot innovative prevention support against suicide and depression to children and teenagers in Brazil.
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.
In collaboration with Help for Hope Espaço Ser is launching “Help for Life” a project that aims at creating awareness and bringing innovative forms of support to 1,000+ children and teenagers in 7+ pilot schools in the Sao Paolo area.
The Goals are:
- – Emotional stabilization of young people and their families;
- – Improvement of the quality of life;
- – Promotion of health and well-being;
- – Real cure for Self-distructive symptoms.
Espaço Ser treatment is complementary to the psychological and psychiatric treatments already in place. It includes innovative forms of addressing mental health issues in youth, such as yoga, tai chi and music therapy amongst others, which are emerging as promising and effective new treatments in this domain.
The NGO counts with the guidance of a therapist with more than 45 years of experience in extreme cases of depression. It follows a Protocol of Therapeutic Treatment based on the principles established by the WHO (World Health Organization), through the Ottawa Charter.
Hope for Life Project
According to the UNICEF and WHO (World Health Organization), up to 20 per cent of adolescents globally experience mental disorders, and around 15 per cent of adolescents in low-and middle-income countries have considered suicide.
According to the latest data:
Up to 20 per cent of adolescents globally experience mental disorders. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among 15-19 years-old worldwide.
Around 15 per cent of adolescents in low-and middle-income countries have considered suicide.
Every year more than 10,000 suicide cases occurred in Brazil, the major part of it are in men and young people.
The target for this project is:
Total Investment Needed: 7'671.48 CHF
Starting beginning March 2020 up to end of November 2020 (Brazil school period) – 9 months
- -students and teachers:
1 mandatory practical (PICs) activity with a qualified professional
1 optional conversation with a psychologist
1 gift and natural snack
- parents, school coordinators and teachers:
1 oral presentation with a qualify professional
- January 2020
- March 2020
Meet the Espaço Ser Team
From March 2020 to November 2020 Espaço Ser and H4H will engage in a prevention campaign! 1,000 students touched by a different view and perspective about mental diseases / depression and suicide
First campaign intervention
Espaço Ser managed to start the first campaign before schools where closed last week because of the Corona Virus outbreak. Students were very enthousiastic, very good ambiance and the school director loved the program.
Keep Up To Date
Help for Life Project
Help for Life Project
The project came to life for the first time just before lockdown occured in Brazil. 33 students attended the program and were very positive about it. We hope that we can continue to provide this important program to students once the current situation with corona virus dies down.