Welcome to CORESZON
Where everybody can make a positive impact.
Knowledge and tools to boost mental health
We believe that everyone has the ability to support mental health in their community. And we’d like to help by sharing simple knowledge and skills that anyone can use for self care and mutual support – anytime and anywhere.
Learn how to utilize the science behind stress and wellbeing with a simple set of practical tools and concepts.
Because it helps wherever people depend on each other to make good things happen – at home, at work and in play.
CORESZON is a non-profit mental health and capacity-building program based out of the University Medical Center Hamburg in Germany. We collaborate with communities and organizations for mental health equity by sharing a multilingual training program that families in difficult situations can access free of cost.
TRY OUT OUR ONLINE TOOLKIT
Want to get started right away? In our toolkit, you’ll find simple activities to do at home. For self care, or together with others.
Plus a special collection of activities you can do with children!
A campaign to support mental health in the Covid-19 pandemic.
Learn how you can promote wellbeing in your community
Resilience: our ability to care for ourselves and each other in difficult times.
Resilience describes an ability that everyone has. The ability to maintain wellbeing under difficult conditions, or to recover well, when hard times have passed. What makes us resilient? Research with people who have overcome great challenges has shown that our relationships are key. This is why our training program focuses on strengthening resilience in relationships. Wherever people depend on each other – for example at work, in neighborhoods, and especially in families.
Everyone has a person close by who can share helpful knowledge and tools in difficult times.
Translate and share current science for everyday use. Build a network of trainers to make it as accessible as possible.
Resilience training for individuals and communities – friends, families, teams and organizations.
CORESZON = COMMUNITY RESILIENCE NETWORK
COMMUNITY: Mental health is among the most urgent challenges faced by our entire society. Each year, one in four of us are impacted by mental ill-health to an extent that makes it difficult to manage our everyday lives. Social justice plays a decisive role in the development of mental health problems. This is why CORESZON’s capacity-building approach is designed to strengthen cooperation and mutual support, with the goal of improving mental health equity for the next generation.
RESILIENCE: Awareness for mental health is good, and action is even better. CORESZON’s focus is on what people and communities do to buffer the negative impact of extreme or chronic stress-overload. Building and maintaining good relationships is one of the the most effective ways of boosting mental health. While we humans naturally rely on each other in crises, stress-overload can overwhelm our ability to trust and relate to each other. Our goal is to share knowledge and skills that help people stay connected and grow together in difficult times.
NETWORK: Building a Community Resilience Network to improve the health outcomes of disadvantaged children is a goal that can only be achieved by working well together. Without our driving force – parents, volunteers and partners who support and fund our endeavor – we wouldn’t get much further than our own neighborhood. But together, we can pioneer a new approach to making hands-on mental health promotion a whole-society endeavor.
New outposts, cooperation partners and supporters are always welcome!
CORESZON: A Community resilience network. because mental health grows in relationships!
ASKING FOR HELP IS A SIGN OF STRENGTH!
If you or someone you know is struggling, please remember that asking for help is a sign of strength! Even though it can be difficult, just telling someone that you are having a hard time can already make a difference. And asking someone how they’re really doing can be just what they need.
Our goal as a mental health education and capacity-building program is to share knowledge and tools that help buffer the impact of stress overload and strengthen resilience. The contents of our workshops and the #WEAREALONETOGETHER campaign are not equivalent to professional advice or care, and are not provided within the University of Hamburg Medical Center’s care mandate. If there are no mental health care services in your area, please turn to someone in your community who can offer support, or help you get professional advice.
For information and support accessing online or telephone support in English, we recommend Mind’s wonderful website, where you can easily find information about mental health problems and how to access professional support.
CORESZON is a non-profit, joint initiative of the Peter Moehrle Foundation and the University of Hamburg Medical Center’s Clinic for Child and adolescent Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics that was established to improve the health outcomes of disadvantaged children.
In response to the covid-19 pandemic, we partnered with the Ehlerding Foundation and the Edmund Siemers Foundation to start the digital campaign #WEAREALONETOGETHER, with the goal of providing simple, accessible tools to build resilience.