Independently whether you are starting from here (or not), in understanding the chances and barriers towards positive transformation for (mental) well-being, the role of community relationships cannot be underestimated. Why is it so? So, let’s get started/continued on community orientation!
Like with the individual orientation there are some tried tools and methods for community work. We have decided to start with an individual story, which exceptionally well highlights one’s role as a community actor. It will be followed by your reflections; and you mapping your roles in the community. This can be very useful in both showing how you are already networking with different actors and showing to you, what there might still to be done in that respect.
We have chosen two evidence-based methods and practices in increasing well-being in rural communities, which we consider of major importance: practices for nature-based welfare; and arts (specifically, theatre) in improving mental well-being.
On this section, you can proceed from listening to and reflecting on Pertti Simula’s story; mapping your roles in the community; learning on nature-based welfare and on arts in improving mental well-being – before concluding by making a “retrospective” step in what you have learnt.