Youth Projects

We work with organizations that provide preventative measures and education to strengthen youth’s mental health and wellbeing, whatever their situation.

Read on to discover how we’ve already having a positive impact.

Helping Hand

Partnering with publishing firm Gyldendal and psychiatrist Dr Raknes, we developed the Helping Hand app.

Helping Hand is a digital role-playing game focused on strengthening adolescents’ abilities to deal with mentally challenging situations, including anxiety, bullying and depression.

The simulation, which takes players through a series of life-like scenarios in a computer game-style setting, is designed to reinforce positive decision-making and strengthen adolescents’ resolve to ask for help when they need it.

The simulation has already helped 2,000 Syrian teenagers in camps in Central Beqaa, Lebanon. The teenagers said that the game made them feel better and helped them make better sense of their world.

As part of a survey, 28% of the adolescents reported what WHO classifies as ‘normal wellbeing’ before playing the game, while 99% reported normal wellbeing 10 weeks on.

Following its success, the simulation has been rolled out in Ukrainian to help victims of the ongoing conflict and is available to schools and adolescents across Norway. The Helping Hand was selected as one of the winners of the UpLink – World Economic Forum Youth Mental Health Challenge in 2022. Recognized as Top 10 Tech for Good initiative by World Economic Forum in 2022.

Helping Hand is now available in English, French, Norwegian, Ukrainian and Arabic.

To discover more, read the following article

Crown Prince Couple’s fund and FLYT

Attensi is collaborating with the Norwegian Crown Prince Couple’s Fund to reduce the drop-out rate in secondary education and help young people navigate the challenges they may face at school, college and in life.

The youth development program, called Flyt, has been set up to prevent social isolation and promote wellbeing among youngsters. Every year around 500 young people participate in the program, with great results.

To continue to expand the program, Attensi is:

  • Helping FLYT reach their participation goal of 10,000 young people by 2026
  • Providing its technology to support the training of both program leaders and its participants.

To read more about our other work with NSPCC – Talk To Me and Onebright, select the following links:

Talk to Me – Helping adults speak to children about abuse

Onebright – Employee mental health training

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