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Quality Assurance Meeting

The project partners held their 4th partner meeting from the 11th to 12th of March, 2015 in Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal.

The project partners met to discuss the results, experiences and challenges they had during the piloting of the training package materials, to brainstorm about the structure and content of the Didactic Guidelines and customizing of the existing material based on needs and requirements found out in partner countries in previous steps and testing period.

The main aim of the Didactic Guidelines is to provide information for trainers and facilitators on how to use Mirror Training Package Material in the context of providing training for VET teachers and counsellors, to help them and give them general ideas on what to consider and how to work with the training package materials.

Project meeting participants formed work groups, discussed different approaches and came to certain conclusions about the development of future material and training package revision.

All partners (except UWE who is the key expert in the project) have performed the testing of the training package materials in their countries and the feedback from the participants was very positive.

Partnership continues to work on the materials which are foreseen to be finished in June 2015.

Training on Pico Island – Azores – Portugal

On the 10th and 11th of March 2015, “Escola Profissional do Pico” (Pico’s Vocational School), located on the Azorean Island of Pico, was host for the Mirror Project Training Package, delivered by Martin Persson and Nichola Rumsey from the University West of England, Bristol.

There were 15 participants altogether, teachers and trainers from the organizing school, two nurses who are responsible for an investigation project which is centered on “Suicidal sphere behaviors of adolescents from the island of Pico”, one psychologist from another secondary school and one psychologist and teacher from the vocational school on the neighbor island of Faial.

All six modules were delivered, “Society and Culture”; “Impact”; “Self-esteem”; “Mental Health”; “Psychological impact on appearance concerns” and “Communication”.

The main objective was to create, among the professionals dealing with youngsters (who may suffer from negative body image and low self-esteem), more awareness about such issues, which, even though may seem superficial, are becoming ever more serious and alarming because of their effects on physical and mental health.

The training was very interesting, interactive and enlightening according to the feedback given by participants, allowing these professionals to be more alert and open minded to these problems and more comfortable or prepared to intervene and/or to guide and council young people to look for adequate specialists.

Pico's vocational school intends to share this training package to other schools/institutions at regional level (other islands of Azores) and hopefully even at national level (Portugal) after it has been tested by all partner countries of the project.

MIRROR MIRROR Newsletter 2

In Newsletter 2 you will find summary outcomes of the pilot survey and information about training modules development.

MIRROR MIRROR WORKSHOP

On the 28th of August 2014, Dr Martin Persson facilitated the first draft version of the Mirror Mirror workshop and training package developed by the UWE team at University of the West of England, Bristol, UK. It was a very full on long day with the deliver of the 6 modules that included several lectures and interactive exercises. The partnership provided good feedback on the modules and suggestions for future development of the material.

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