Amsterdam, Netherlands

Mental Health, Youth and Society

when 27 June 2024 - 17 July 2024
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 1750

With unprecedented levels of mental distress and addiction reported globally, recent events exposed fissures within our social and health care systems. Behavioral health, focused on the promotion of mental health, resilience, and well-being, can have wide ranging impacts individually, socially, and economically. This course examines public health approaches including health promotion, prevention, and intervention, specific to mental health and addictive behaviors. Through interactive, multi-modal, and problem-based learning, we interrogate issues pertinent to our recovery from this global health crisis.

Course leader

Dr. Kristen G. Anderson & Dr. Helle Larsen

Target group

For current university students (advanced Bachelor and Master) with an interest in psychology, sociology, education, public health and public policy, and medicine. Working professionals and applicants from other fields are also welcomed and will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

Course aim

Throughout this programme, students will have the opportunity to actively engage with course content as well as fellow students from around the world, expanding their knowledge of health promotion, prevention, and intervention techniques, with the goal of refining their academic research skills, and improving their ability to present their work in oral and written form.

Fee info

EUR 1750: The tuition fee includes all course materials, events, excursions/site visits, a public transit card and lunch on class days.
EUR 850: Approximate housing fee for the duration of the course. Arranging housing via our office is optional.


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