In January 2020, Laurea CCO (Co-creation Orchestration) organised a co-creation workshop with the world’s oldest mental health non-profit organisation MIELI Mental Health Finland to start drafting a roadmap to improved mental wellbeing. The workshop was organised to explore the vision of achieving mental health “herd immunity” by 2030 and to open the discussion for planning collaboration in order to reach the vision.
In the workshop, professionals from MIELI Mental Health Finland and Laurea University of Applied Sciences gathered together to discuss and refine the vision, to start mapping the needed ecosystem, and to build a draft of a roadmap in order to reach the vision by 2030. Besides personnel of Laurea UAS, also national and international stakeholders including students will have an active part in reaching the vision. In the spirit of cross-border, cross-sectoral, trans-disciplinary, and multi-stakeholder co-creation, both national and international actors are invited to join the process to build the ecosystem needed for reaching the situation of the vision.
The work continues now with further fine-tuning and refining the outcomes of the workshop as well as with a collaborative meeting between MIELI and Laurea.
If promoting mental health locally or globally is important for you and you want to join the process as a researcher or as a health and design professional, please contact us via email. You can also suggest a funding instrument to be used to fulfil this mission.