Project ZüMPG

Information on the mental health of children and adolescents

The Zurich Migration Project for Strengthening the Mental Health of Children and Adolescents (Zürcher Migrationsprojekt zur Stärkung der psychischen Gesundheit bei Kindern und Jugendlichen, ZüMPG) aims to deepen knowledge of mental health issues among migrant children and their parents. The project includes events offering information and discussions in addition to information stands, media reports (print, online portals, podcasts, local radio) and the targeted distribution of relevant material. These activities are intended to raise motivation, awareness and the ability of the migrant population to strengthen the mental health of their family members.

FISP offers information and discussion events events on the topics mentioned below. Based on the information received, parents with a migrant background will learn the meaning of mental health and will be in a position to strengthen the mental health of their children. Informational events will be conducted by trained presenters with a migrant background.

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Learning opportunities for children of up to 4 years old
Early impetus is needed to ensure that children grow up healthily and to prevent problems later on. What everyday opportunities for learning can be provided by parents and other people involved?

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Target group and settings

The events are aimed at migrants, particularly parents. They take place within a public framework. Possible venues / settings include: Integration projects, language schools, migrant associations and organisations, meeting places and centres, religious establishments and organisations, social institutions and participants from the educational and social spheres.

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Languages offered

The events can be offered in German and other languages. At present, these are the following languages:

  • German
  • Albanian
  • Arabic
  • Bosnian / Croatian / Serbian
  • English
  • Farsi
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tamil
  • Thai
  • Tigrinya
  • Turkish

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Financing

Service agreement with the Institut für Epidemiologie, Biostatistik und Prävention der Universität Zürich

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Materials

Stark durch Beziehung Leaflet „Strong through bonding“, in 16 languages

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