The importance of mental health in the Employment Plan called “El Cabildo Previene en Salud”
Fuerteventura's Cabildo, through the Employment Plan called “El Cabildo Previene en Salud” (the Cabildo is carrying out health prevention), is introducing prevention measures in the family sector such as positive communication and the promotion of healthy habits. The social and financial situation created by the health crisis and the international situation that followed with the war in Ukraine means that Fuerteventura's Cabildo is intensifying its efforts to help the most affected families, with actions and activities aimed at preventing social exclusion, promoting inclusion processes, social participation and people's empowerment. Within this context, they are trying to provide an answer to various collectives on the island through various workshops, such as the first four to be developed: “Más allá del Trabajo” (Beyond work), “Caminando hacia el Futuro” (Travelling towards the future), “Vivir, Sentir y Descubrir” (Live, feel and discover) and “Empleo, cambio y aprendizaje” (Employment, change and learning). The project of the Employment Plan called “el Cabildo Previene en Salud” is linked to an agreement with the Canarian Employment Service and aims to cover the real necessities of professionals in that sector while bringing solutions to users of the initiative. The initiative called “Caminando hacia el Futuro” (Travelling towards the future) looks after young migrants who are in the process of emancipation in Fuerteventura, provides them with a space for reflection concerning their life situation, and a team of professionals works in the centres of protection of unaccompanied minors who arrive on the island and in emancipation homes. The workshop called “Más allá del Trabajo” (Beyond work) aims at reviewing the situation that professionals are currently experiencing in that sector of the Majorero population. “Vivir, Sentir y Descubrir” (Live, feel and discover) is an experience created specifically for the Unity of Short Hospital Stays in the Mental Health ward of the Hospital Virgen de la Peña in Fuerteventura. It aims at helping patients of that ward to become more aware and accept reality. The activity called “Empleo, cambio y aprendizaje” (Employment, change and learning) is a specific training course for disabled people that aims at providing social skills in order to help with professional continuity and the improvement of interpersonal relationships.