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

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. A study by McKinsey & Company and Ashoka “From small to systemic” from 2019 shows that our “Mental? So What! Good Mental Health at School” programme yields a social return on investment (SROI): “scaling this initiative would be an excellent investment”.

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Our prevention programmes

School Setting: “Mental? So what!”

The “Mental? So What!” School Days invite whole classes of teenagers to engage in a conversation prompted by questions, both large and small, about mental health. Meeting the personal experts has a particularly notable impact: through their life stories, the complex construct of “mental health” is given a concrete face, is made accessible—and is shown to be completely “normal”. By doing this, fears and prejudices are reduced, confidence is boosted, coping strategies are outlined, drop-out rates are reduced and school success is promoted. 

Higher education setting: “Mental Well-being on Campus”

The programme “Mental Well-being on Campus” turns the “difficult” topic of mental crises into something that can be openly discussed in the lecture hall. This means reducing fears and prejudices, improving attitudes, nurturing help-seeking behaviour, boosting confidence, outlining coping strategies, reducing drop-out rates and promoting academic success. The programme has a universal and a secondary preventive effect.

Our Guide

The mental health webinar designed and hosted by Irrsinnig Menschlich (Madly Human) for Fordham faculty and students was highly rated by all participants. The tools and frameworks provided by Madly Human were intuitive and easy to understand, and the deeply personal experiences that the facilitators shared about their own mental health journeys resonated with the students and created a ‘safe space’ for participants to reflect on and talk about their own issues and coping strategies.

Katherine Milligan, Gabelli Fellow at the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University, New York City

Your contact persons

Manuela Richter-Werling

Dr. Manuela Richter-Werling

Founder and Managing Director
m.richter-werling@irrsinnig-menschlich.de

Norbert Göller

Norbert Göller

Co-Founder and Business Development
n.goeller@irrsinnig-menschlich.de

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