Turku, Finland

International Summer School in Mental Health, Crises and Recovery

when 10 August 2015 - 28 August 2015
duration 3 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 400

The student will be able to:

-deliver endeavors of mental health promotion on community and individual level
-give information about mental health service systems in Finland and Europe
-explain the main elements of mental health-/psychiatric disorders
-recognize the early signs of mental health crises and who to help and empower people in crises situations
-help clients on their way to recovery and rehabilitation
-student knows the possible mental health services centers of public, private and voluntary sector

Course leader

Heikki Ellilä RN, RMN, MNSc, PhD
Jarmo Pulli, Service user, Expert by experience
Oskari Ellilä, BA of Arts, performing arts

Course aim


-How to interact in a group
-Elements of mental health on individual, family and community level
-Care of psychosocial traumatic crises
-Mental health services in Finland and Europe
-Main psychiatric disorders
-Recovery, rehabilitation and open dialog
-Service users involvement / experts by experience
-The use of art in the way for recovery
-Motivational interviews

Credits info

3 EC
3 x 27 h. = 81 hrs. 6 days contact learning in classroom/ study visits. Lectures 30 h, study visits 6 h, group work 22 h, individual work 23 h.

Fee info

EUR 400: The participation fee includes:

-social programme
NB. Accommodation not included.