Based on the UPRIGHT theoretical framework and a co-creation phase involving students, teachers and parents an intervention-programme for building resilience and wellbeing and preventing mental illness in teenagers was created. The Danish research-team was in charge of the process, editing the manual with contribution from all UPRIGHT-partners. The UPRIGHT-programme consists of a manual for teachers and slides showing theoretical points and student exercises. It includes links for videos illustrating skills and components, relevant videos/films and mindfulness-audios. The UPRIGHT-programme also consists of an interactive IT platform for teachers and parents.
Selecting relevant exercises for the program demanded pivotal considerations:
The purpose was to create an intervention program, which is highly effect-full by choosing a mixture of all selection categories and securing a variety of methods; from traditional school exercises to exercises requiring technology, collaboration, creativity and innovation.
The UPRIGHT-program was validated to ensure engagement and good result; enhanced wellbeing, resilience and reduced mental health problems.
The validation phase has included: