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"StayUP - Stand Up for your Mental Health"



The measures imposed to halt the spread of the pandemic had a negative impact on the mental health of citizens with many of them isolating themselves from their friends, having increased levels of stress, depression and boredom. Through this project, we aim at promoting the sport of Stand Up Paddle - SUP as a mechanism to facilitate the enhancement of the mental health and wellbeing of citizens, with emphasis given to youth and employees as this sport activity can successfully contribute towards stress reduction and increase of the levels of happiness and wellbeing.


StayUP has set out the following objectives:

  • To promote the activity of SUP as a tool to enhance the mental health and social inclusion of citizens

  • To prioritize mental health at the workplace

  • To understand the benefits of being engaged in sea activities

  • To raise awareness about the importance of mental health and wellbeing

  • To achieve a more satisfying work-life balance

  • To cultivate environmental awareness towards the protection of the sea


For the successful implementation of the project, the following activities will take place:


  • SUP tours all over Cyprus

  • Workshops on sea awareness hosted on boards

  • Beach and sea cleaning

The project has received funding from the European Solidarity Corps Programme of the European Commission and will be implemented between 2022 and 2023.




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