Co-creation process (NTNU)


This WP intends to design and produce the UPRIGHT core resilience intervention following a co-creation process. The main objectives are:

  • Define and set up the co-creation methodology to be applied in the development of the core intervention
  • Identify, collect and analyse the needs and requirements of youths, teachers and families in terms of promoting mental health and increasing resilience capacity through a co-creation approach
  • Co-design and co-produce the core resilience intervention based on the needs detected


A protocol to define methodology for the co-creation process will be described. This protocol includes objectives, guidelines for creation and management of group dynamic, description of potential participatory instruments, quality criteria, data collection and analysis techniques, and expected outcomes.

All pilot sites will follow the protocol in order to ensure that the co-creation process is performed correctly from the methodological perspective and that the results are comparable. Experts in co-creation will organize webinars and/or online meetings to explain the process protocoled in detail and support sites during the co-creation experience.

Firstly, surveys will be sent to teachers, families and youths (200 surveys per stakeholder group) of the schools that already have committed to participate to detect their level of literacy in teaching resilience and psychoeducation, and regional needs on promoting youth’s mental health.

Secondly, the exploratory phase of co-creation process will be launched. In each pilot site, focus groups of teachers, families and youths will work separately to discover and understand the challenges of promoting mental health and resilience. Using distinct co-design methodologies, groups will formulate the challenges each of the groups face, select the most important resilience factors, and contribute in coming up with ideas of how to enhance these factors. The results from the focus groups work on challenges, protective factors and interventions will be collected, compared and analysed.

Based on the findings and the UPRIGHT framework, groups will work on the co-design and co-production of the core resilience intervention focusing on: program objectives, expected outcomes, appropriateness of the components, training techniques and activities to acquire expected knowledge and skills and duration of each component.

Taking the information gathered during the exploratory phase as a basis the core resilience intervention will be defined. This intervention will contain the detailed description of the components for teachers, families and youths, and the approach for the school and community as well. Theory of the specific learning (effective coping skills and self-efficacy, social emotional learning, mindfulness and healthy parental attitudes), activities and instruments to use, and time devoted to each component will be included. This core resilience program will serve as a basis for the regionalization phase.