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Stärk självkänslan: En grupp kuratorers preventiva arbete kring ungdomar som upplever psykisk ohälsa
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Strengthen the self-esteem : A group of counsellors’ preventive work around young people who experience mental illness (English)
Abstract [en]

This thesis investigates how a group of counsellors work in a preventive and supportive manner with youths suffering from mental ill-health, as well as the obstacles and difficulties that can arise from their work and the possibility for coaching available to them. The investigation is based on accounts from four informants on their experience working with youths, as well as scientific data on the subject. The study is based on a qualitative investigation and semi-structured interviews to collect empirical material. The forms of mental ill-health that have been the focus of this investigation are stress, worry and anxiety, at a time when they become an obstacle in daily life. Factors that are shown to affect the mental health of youths include pressure to perform in all parts of life and social networks. Parental shortcomings are also found to affect the mental health of youths. The difficulties and obstacles of counselling which are highlighted by the investigation include a lack of time and resources, as well as the difficulty for those working with youths to coordinate their work.  The results show the importance of preventive work with youths, and of coordination and the creation of alliances. The study also show that mental ill-health often stem from a lack of self-esteem among youths.

Abstract [sv]

Denna uppsats undersöker hur en grupp kuratorer arbetar preventivt och stödjande kring ungdomar som upplever psykisk ohälsa, dessutom vilka hinder och svårigheter som kan uppkomma i arbetet samt möjligheten till handledning för dessa kuratorer. Undersökningen grundar sig på fyra infomanters berättelser om deras erfarenheter kring arbetet med ungdomar, samt vetenskaplig data kring ämnet. Studien bygger på en kvalitativ undersökning, samt semistrukturerade intervjuer för att samla in empiriskt material. Den psykiska ohälsa som fokuserats på i undersökningen är stress, oro och ångest och när de blir till ett hinder i vardagen. De faktorer som visar sig påverka ungdomens psykiska hälsa är bland annat den egna pressen att man ska prestera i alla lägen i livet och sociala nätverk. Man kan även se att bister i föräldraskapet kan påverka ungdomens psykiska hälsa. De svårigheter och hinder i kuratorns arbetsuppgifter som framkommer i undersökningen är bland annat brist på tid och resurser samt svårigheten för yrkesverksamma inom målgruppen att samverka mellan varandra. Resultatet visar på betydelsen av preventivt arbete med ungdomar, samverkan och skapande av allianser. Studien visar även på att den psykiska ohälsan ofta grundas i en bristande självkänsla hos ungdomen.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 39 p.
Keyword [en]
Counsellor, youth, mental ill-health, preventive work, self-esteem
Keyword [sv]
Kuratorer, ungdomar, psykisk ohälsa, preventivt arbete, självkänsla
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-105073OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-105073DiVA: diva2:823164
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Kuratorers preventiva arbete med ungdomar
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Study Programme for Social Work
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Available from: 2015-11-10 Created: 2015-06-17 Last updated: 2015-11-10Bibliographically approved

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