Online meeting 11th June 2021

On 11th June 2021, the annual research group took place - 41 group members signed in as participants. The host of the meeting is Fulda University of Applied Sciences, Germany, and the meeting is online.

In the days to come, you will be able to see the presentations from the meeting below.


Welcome (Kevin Dadaczynski)

News from SHE (Anette Schulz)

Research group - current and future issues (Marjorita Sormunen)

Webinar series (Kevin Dadaczynski & Marjorita Sormunen)

6th Conference on Health Promoting Schools (Kevin Dadaczynski & S. Sokolova)

Health Promoting School research in the Netherlands (Nina Bartelink)

Watch Nina's video

The COVID-HL school principal survey (Kevin Dadaczynski & Orkan Okan)

Watch Kevin's and Orkan's video

Collaboration for joint project applications and publications:

Venka Simovska

Katharina Wirnitzer

Hariklia Proios


As part of the research group meeting, a webinar was held. The title of the webinar was 'Health, wellbeing and education. Global perspectives on school mental health' and speakers were professor Vikram Patel from Harvard Medical School (US) and assistant professor Catriona O’Toole from Maynooth University (Ireland). See their biographies.

Watch the webinar

Transforming schools to promote the mental health of students: lessons from India (by professor Vikram Patel, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts)

At the heart of education: Integrating trauma-informed practice within school mental health promotion frameworks (by assistant professor Catriona O’Toole, Maynooth University School of Education, Ireland)



Online meeting 28th-29th October 2020

The 2020 SHE Research Group Meeting was held on Wednesday, 28 October and Thursday 29 October 2020 as an online event. Below you can find documents from the meeting.


Minutes from research group meeting 2020

Video: SHE's activities 2020

News from the SHE secretariat

SHE research group: Current and future issues (Marjorita Sormunen & Kevin Dadaczynski)

Keynote presentation: Reflections on social awareness, wellbeing and structural vulnerability among children and youth in times of COVID-19 (by professor Carole Faucher, University of Edinburgh)

The effect of school time organization in the wellbeing of children and youth (by Daniel Gabaldón-Estevan)

COVID-19 and the social determination of health (by Luciana Collier)

The role of self-efficacy as a mediator between the perception of the difficulties of distance learning and perceived stress in teachers in Italy and the rest of Europe (by Lynda Stella Latke)

Capacity building workshop agenda

Minutes from the capacity building workshop

A short description of Finnish Schools on the Move

Schools on the Move overview video

Schools on the Move teacher comments

Active Classroom in Jyväskylä


11th June 2020

Aim of the meeting:

•    to provide an update for the RG members about the SHE RG ongoing and future activities (2020)
•    to provide a forum to meet (virtually) and exchange views and thoughts related to school health research, RG activities, and current situation (COVID-19)
•    to launch the RG working teams activity

Find the material from the meeting here:


Video: SHE's workplan 2020

News from SHE secretariat (Ulla Pedersen)

Health literacy (Orkan Okan & Leena Paakkari)

SHE RG Working teams (Marjorita Sormunen)

Working teams group discussion