INIM Institute coordinates BEING Romania – part of an innovative international program in the field of youth mental health

INIM Institute coordinates BEING Romania – part of an innovative international program in the field of youth mental health

Being Romania is supported by Being – an international mental health initiative hosted by Grand Challenges Canada (funded in part by the Government of Canada), in partnership with FondaBon Botnar, The UK’s Department of Health and Social Care using UK aid through the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), the Science for Africa Foundation, and United for Global Mental Health.

Inim Institute coordinates the Being Romania project, part of the international Being. Together with 7 seven co-partners, they are collaborating to identify organizations dealing with mental health programs or projects aimed at young people. As a unique element among the 13 countries, InIm Institute decided to form a consortium, together with 7 other organizations: Global Development; Department of Public Health and Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Babeș-Bolyai University; Positive Psychotherapy Association; EvoCariera; Romanian Health Observatory; Cluj Youth Federation.

The key element of the project consists of collaborative research, aimed at identifying the needs and opportunities at the entire system’s level in Romania and involving the key players interested in mental health (organizations, formal and informal groups, or key institutions), in a broad action of developing a system, in order to bring change.

In March, the first phase of the Being Romania project was launched, in which InIm Institute focused on strategic project planning activities as follows:

  • Mapping data on the mental health of young people in Romania
  • Identifying gaps and differences in existing records of young people’s mental health and well-being
  • Organizing stakeholder consultations to fill information gaps and identify research priorities and intervention needs at the country’s level
  • The gathering of interest groups, from various fields, to identify a mental health agenda with the potential to stimulate change among the Romanian population

Being Romania reached the second phase today, which involves the contextual analysis of mental health among young people in the country. In this phase of the project, the consortium aims to identify the factors that influence the mental health of young people and analyze the national context in this regard. Subsequently, the analysis will form an essential basis in the next stages of consultation and of stakeholders’ involvement in this project.

  • Phase 3 – Stakeholder consultation
  • Phase 4 – Stakeholder Engagement
  • Phase 5 – Strengthening the stakeholder network
  • Phase 6 – Dissemination of the report at the national level


Through the Being Romania project, InIm Institute wants to obtain a solid analysis that will be the basis of future projects aimed at supporting young people in Romania in their development, both mentally and educationally.

Being Romania is a national project of research, innovation, and advocacy that involves young people in creating a system in which they feel good, fulfilled, and motivated. The BEING project is an invitation to a collective reflection on what defines the role and impact of mental health in developing a nation’s future.” – Simona Baciu, founder of InIm Institute.

Registration in this project, as a stakeholder, can be done by accessing the following link:

More information about the activities developed within the Being program:

About InIm Institute

InIm Institute is a non-governmental organization that organizes events and creates studies, programs, and courses for teachers, beneficial to the current education system.

Contact Details:

Otilia Calfa – Project Coordinator

+40 727 795 537

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