Our last newsletter informs about the achievements of the project and gives an overview over the resources that will be available after its end.
After an introduction to the project a keynote speech about the issues young people report to the national youth and child helpline by Ms Orsolya Táler, head of the Kék Vonal Child Crisis Foundation presented interesting data about problems young people face in Hungary. Afterwards the project’s products were presented and participants had the chance to become active during a world-cafe session. the event closed with a common luunch and many good conversations.
You are warmly invited to participate in our Health Points Webinar on October 21st at 13 CET. If you are interested, just write to info(at)bupnet.eu and receive the link to join.
Topics of the webinar will be to explain how the Health Points platform can be used to empower young people to better take care of their health and what additional aspects need to be respected.
Two days later an international webinar will take place, where you can learn about the experiences made across Europe in using gamification to enhance young adults health literacy. just let us know, if you are interested to be part of it.
We are happy to announce the release of the second Health Points newsletter. It gives an overview of the project’s progress since the training in January and announces our webinars, which will be held in October and the final event in November 2019 in Budapest.
From 21st-23rd of January 2019 the Health Points training course for trainers who wish to support young adults in imporving their health care competence will take place in Vienna at the premises of our partner organisation dieBerater. We expect 20 trainers from across europe to participate.
The aims of the course are to:
- Learn about the Health Points Project
- Learn how to use the Health Points game with your students
- Get the training guide to assist in developing your sessions
- Meet other trainers from across Europe
We are happy to announce the release of the first Health Points newsletter.
It informs about the developments of the last months and gives an outlook on the next steps to implement a game-based approach to health education for young adults.
In the framework of our KA1 project training course in Palermo the Health Points projects was presented as an example of making use of gamified elements in a Moodle environment.
13 educators from adult education and universities worked together on exemplary training activities on health prevention for young disadvantaged people with the aim to become familiar with opportunities that Moodle offers in terms of interactivity and the use of gamified elements. They developed for example an interactive video on eating and drinking habits, a map with food and alimentary traditions at global level, a memory on celebraties that have abused of drugs or alcohol to show the effects of the abuse … . This was very revealing and inspiring and helped enormously to develop subsequently the learning units for the Health Points project.
Based on the user consultations and the former Health Box project, the team is currently developing the interactive game addressing disadvantaged young adults with the aim to promote their health literacy, healthier lifestyles and wider well-being.
Find out more on the Health Points website.
The project aims to develop an attractive interactive game-based learning strategy and accompanying resources to support trainers and educators working with disadvantaged young adults, in order to increase their capacity, competency and the resources available to them to promote healthier lifestyles and wider well-being.
To find out which health topics are of particular interest and should thus be considered in the development of the game, all Health Points partners consulted both trainers and young people to ask them about their perceptions and interests. Continue reading
Health Points intends to develop a new, game-based resource to promote health and well-being for tutors and trainers who are working in a variety of educational contexts with young adults.There is a crucial need to improve health literacy among young adults, especially those who are from disadvantaged contexts. Much ill-health in adulthood has its roots in earlier life, and conditions such as diabetes and obesity can impact negatively on employability as well as life prospects more widely. Continue reading