Studying mentally fit - low-threshold forum for the mental health of students

Our progammes

Our programmes have been awarded and externally evaluated many times. In 2019, in collaboration with 100 partners, we reached more than 40,000 young people in schools, vocational training and higher education.

Our Programmes
Who is Irrsinnig Menschlich e.V. - Non-profit association for mental health

Our Approach

We work towards reducing stigma as it is the main obstacle to improving mental health. Our main focus here is to raise awareness and end public and structural discrimination.

Our Approach
Team Irrsinnig Menschlich e.V.

Who we are

We at Irrsinnig Menschlich, known in English as Madly Human, have been motivating young people with our prevention programmes for over 20 years. We seek to better understand mental crises and mental illnesses, and to reduce the stigma, anxieties and prejudices associated with mental crises, as well as to boost confidence, to spread knowledge and to outline coping strategies, while at the same time improving attitudes, promoting a readiness to seek help and fostering resilience.

Motivating young people

Our international non-profit organisation based in Leipzig, Germany, is committed to cross-sectoral work in the fields of education (school, vocational training, higher education) and health (prevention, provision). Our core competence lies in developing and testing as well as implementing and scaling universal prevention programmes for young people, working alongside our partners to achieve this aim. Our scaling partners are Ashoka / Changemakers United and the Responsible Leaders Network of the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt.  

Cooperate with us

Interested in cooperating with us? The support we offer consists of five phases leading to local implementation of one of our programmes. We are particularly fond on adapting our concept to your country’s cultural context and considering your organisation’s specific needs.

Cooperate with us

You have a well-thought- through and proven model which addresses a need that is not commonly addressed. Your method makes sense and has a good and psychologically sound theoretical framework. It is not complicated despite being well-grounded in theory and not difficult for professionals to grasp and work with. International networks are very useful for learning and research, and we want to join with like-minded people to share knowledge and methods.

Dympna Cunnane, CEO of Our Time, London, Specialised editing of the English “Mental? So What!” manual

Your contact persons

Manuela Richter-Werling

Dr. Manuela Richter-Werling

Founder and Managing Director

Norbert Göller

Norbert Göller

Co-Founder and Business Development