Health promotion is increasingly integrated into holistic approaches to social pedagogy. The average age of socially vulnerable citizens is generally much lower, and they generally experience poor health during longer periods of their life, than the rest of the population. In this respect, there is a need to find new solutions which can promote health, life quality and prolong life for individual vulnerable citizens but also at the societal level.
The goal is to create knowledge which can make health issues a more natural an integrated part of the everyday life of and work with young people and adults facing severe psychological and social problems. Furthermore, how social pedagogues may adopt health promotion aspects into their professional identity and work area. Some specific focal points are motivation for health promotion, which methods and activities may potentially work and what are the barriers for making health promotion an integral part of the social pedagogical work.
The Social Development Fund