Already today, a charity concert will be held at Centrum Praskie Koneser, the proceeds of which will be used for treatment and campaigns to prevent mental illness among children and adolescents. It is a bottom-up initiative of young people studying in Warsaw.
The organizers of the first edition of the Polish Youth Festival are students from Warsaw schools, including: Stefan Batory, XXVII general secondary school for them. Tadeusz Czacki, IX general secondary school for them. Klementyna Hoffmanowa, XIV high school. Stanisław Staszic and Akademeia High School. In total, more than 20 schools joined the campaign. The organizers emphasize that they want to draw attention to the growing problem of suicide among children and adolescents.
“One in seven children feel dissatisfied with their lives”
“Every fifth teenager has mental or behavioral problems – alarms the World Health Organization. Meanwhile, in Poland there is no question of universal availability of psychiatric treatment – both in the case of adults and adolescents. Every seventh child feels dissatisfied with his life to the extent that his mental health is at risk “In addition, a huge number of young people do not accept themselves. Increasing public awareness of the continuing increase in the number of mental illnesses in youth and providing resources to prevent and treat this phenomenon is needed now more than ever” – emphasize the organizers of the festival.
The grassroots initiative of Warsaw high school students includes smaller actions, such as fairs or collections. The ticketed concert at the Butelkownia in Centrum Praskie Koneser is the finale of the entire festival. All money raised will go towards treatment and disease prevention campaigns.
Artists of the young generation will perform on the stage in Butelkownia: Freak Situation, The Taxeted, Healing Joke, Assembled Band, Malfunction, Hive Mind, Sara Antonia, Julia Blank, Jędrek, Hibon and KRN3L, Smoku and Ziemek and Sebastian DJ. The concert will start at 5 pm.
The honorary patron of the Polish Youth Festival is the Capital City of Warsaw.
Main photo source: Maciej Krüger / Koneser press materials