Did you know that 1 in 4 people will experience mental health problems in their life?

And that 18% of young adults felt mentally unstable in 2021 in comparison to 11% in the year before


These numbers are worrying to say the least, don’t you think?

Don’t Worry Be You

That’s why, together with 6 international partner organizations, we present to you: the Don’t Worry Be You program.

In the 2-week workshop program Don’t Worry Be You, we offer you, youngsters and youth-workers, the opportunity to work on your own well-being and mental health. 


This will be worked on by each person individually in a group setting, while we offer practices and tools to start to work together on

 personal challenges, we meet with ourselves and with other people, especially youngsters. Don’t Worry Be You will create a comfortable space for personal & professional development, offering various pathways to transform challenges into opportunities. At the end of the sessions you will receive a certificate and the work- and exercise book for your own further development.

Event details:

  • Four 3-hour sessions in the course of two weeks, of which 1 live opening event and 3 online sessions from 19.00 till 21.30.
  • Kick-off session @ OBA in Amsterdam – Oosterdokskade 143, 1011 DL Amsterdam.
  • 20 participants
  • The sessions will be:
    • Friday March 31 – Live Kick off session 17.00 – 20.00  
    • Monday April 3 – online session 19.00 – 21.30
    • Wednesday April 5th – online session 19.00 – 21.30
    • Monday April 10th – online session 19.00 – 21.30

Why join?

  • You get the chance to work on and get insights about your own personal well-being as well as receiving the tools to work on and talk about mental health with other people. You can use these tools in your role as a professional working with youth, as well as your personal life
  • You get in contact with other youngsters and professionals that work with young people, who are interested in mental health. Together we can all learn from each other!
  • You will be the first to exclusively get access to the Don’t Worry Be You Workbook and tools. 
  • You get a youthpass (Erasmus Plus) certificate for participation. 

Who is Don’t Worry Be You? Don’t Worry Be You is a platform and project being developed under the strategic partnership program of Erasmus plus. Sparked by the peak of issues with youngsters during the pandemic 6 youth organizations in the EU have joined forces to make working on your own well-being more accessible. It’s goal is to create tools and pathways for youngsters and young professionals to make working on personal transformation accessible, fun and less of a taboo for all. In the Netherlands DWBY is represented by the SH!FT Foundation.

Got excited to participate? 
Fill in the registration form and take your first step in this journey with us! 


Don’t Worry Be You is a European project of Erasmus+ that seeks to foster youth and community wellbeing, to empower young people to work on their own well-being, in community with other young people.
With support of Erasmus+ strategic partnership program and 5 great European SH!FT-partners we will co-create, test and implement various new tools with youngsters and youthworkers to deal with well-being challenges that have arisen more strongly during the pandemic.

Well-being of young people at the centre
The Don’t Worry Be You project seeks to foster youth and community wellbeing, to empower young people to dive into self-exploration studies, to reconnect to themselves, their communities, and to the outer world, develop resilience skills and mobilize their communities with innovative, appealing and challenging/game-based measures to foster wellbeing both on the individual and the collective level. The project is based on a holistic learning model that combines a mindfulness program with embodiment practices, community initiatives and advocacy work, and thus targets all three human dimensions – the intellectual, physical and spiritual.

The project has kicked off officially january 2022 with a great online kick-off with all involved professionals and soon we’ll meet in Berlin to start developing the curriculum and content. While the project is getting started and our managers are hard at work setting the project up, we would like to share some resources that inspire the DWBY team when it comes to mental health: 
 Man’s Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl
 The Body Keeps the Score by  Bessel van der Kolk 
 The Teenage Brain by Dan Siegel (google for this great video)
 The And: Relationships Card Game by The Skin Deep

Stay tuned via SH!FT updates and channels.