About Seciso

Civil society as a source for support

SECiSo is a project of transnational cooperation, focus on a group of school leavers with psychosocial problems and mental health issues. This specific project aims at bringing in civil society as a complementary source for support to school leavers and NEETS.  

The methods we want to develop are based on the concepts of Supported Education which involves peer support and interventions from families, associations and structures outside the school system.

We intend to play a complementary role to the Baltic Sea Strategy flagship School 2 Work, by focusing on NEETs with psychosocial problems and by bringing in civil society in support to early school leavers. 

RSMH intends to work closely with the project School 2 Work, a flagship of the European Union Strategy of the Baltic Sea (EUSBSR). It is managed by the Swedish Association for Local and Regional Authorities (SKL), focusing early school leaving and so called NEETs (young people not being in employment, education or training).

A driving force in our projects is to let persons from civil society help the students. The role of Civil Society in SECiSo is twofold:

1) The collective and aggregated experiences of people with mental health issues and psychiatric  disabilies who have experienced success and/or failure in educational settings; i e  the members of RSMH, the project owner.

2) A point of entry or role that is not of authority but that of a facilitator and support that empowers the individual to access rights and resources that are relevant to their situation from the individuals own perspective.

Our projects also involves gaming and digital storytelling and a price winning mobile app, developed for young persons with psychosocial problems, Marsutmaningen. The purpose is to support motivation for work and education. This part of the project enables easier access to information on participation in social action and leisure or sports.

 Our goal with a transnational cooperation is to create a forum for mutual learning and capacity building and a toolkit on how to support students with psychosocial problems to overcome their difficulties and regain education or training. RSMH would like to have an exchange of experiences of working within the framework of Supported Education with partners with the objective to strengthen empowerment and peer support for education.

 The means to achieve such a goal are individual supported education, mentorship, innovative solutions via digital platforms.

SECiSo is an undertaking of RSMH made possible through funding from the European Social Fund.