We have accumulated a vast experience over the years.
The aim of the project is to carry out joint development activity to create an Interactive Digital Handbook
with tools for adult educators and learners (working mothers) about new methods of preventing and
coping with stress and burnout using active methods related to nature.
Some researches indicate that 23% of employees in the EU are burned out. Other researches indicate
that working mothers are 40% more stressed than other people.
Although the theme of stress and burnout is not new, in some countries (Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia) it
is not considered as an issue worth bigger attention and specialists are left to deal it by themselves.
Some researchers (Lloyd, King, Chenoweth, 2002) claim that social workers, adult teachers/trainers are
considered at risk of burnout and one of the reasons is stress experienced at work.
Thus, the organisations involved consider that it is necessary to learn from each other and to create a
tangible and applicable in Baltic-Nordic countries result– handbook with active methods to cope with
stress which would be used by adult educators, social workers and working mothers.
The following goals are established:
1. to organise international training about active methods to help preventing and coping with stress and
2. to prepare an Interactive Digital Handbook.
In order to reach the goals of the project 5 international meetings combined with training which will be
organised not in the classroom (outside, in nature) to learn to apply the proposed methods and collect
materials (videos, feedback) for the Handbook.
LATVIA —Professional development and career enhancement education institution “Mācību centrs plus”
ESTONIA — International training centre “Human Ecology MTU”
ICELAND — Step by Step
SWEDEN — Mobilizing Expertise
Full title: Strategies of Coping with COVID-19 Induced Stress for Women Working from Home
Project Acronym : STRESS-NPAD
Project Start Date: 06/2021
Project End Date: 05/2023
Programme: Nordplus project