Faced with the new challenges experienced, the Student Support Office starts a new section dedicated to Well-being. With this rubric, in a simple, humorous and also reflective way, we want to open space for greater literacy in well-being and psychological health, with tips and strategies on what you can do to continue taking care of yourself.

Therefore, we begin by asking you a question: How are you taking care of your psychological health?

Join us in this exercise and think about what you are already doing and what you need to continue doing in your daily life.Remember that, as the popular saying tells us, “you can’t give what you don’t have”. Therefore, take care of yourself to be better able to be in relationship with others.

  • Am I taking care of my psychological health? – Do the test
  • mental health quiz
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To finish

Discover other tips on how to take care of your Psychological Health (ex.: strategies to manage personal and professional life, manage conflicts, among others…) in the “Toolbox to maintain psychological health”, document provided by the Portuguese Psychologists Association

Don’t forget: If your feelings of anxiety and restlessness are excessive and/or you feel overwhelmed, unable to function in your daily life, don’t be shy about asking a healthcare professional for help.You can also use the following support lines:
• SNS Psychological Advice Line24 – 808 24 24 24
• Psychological Crisis Support Line for employees and students of the University of Lisbon – 210 443 599 (2nd to Saturday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm)

If you are a student at the FMUL, you can also go to Espaço S [email: [email protected]].And by the way…Would you be interested in participating in a workshop on Psychological Health?Let us know your interest by filling out the following form.

The program

Launched in January 2021, the Better Care Program is a pioneering initiative in Brazil with the purpose of establishing a cooperation pact between the State, municipalities and society in order to improve health outcomes.

It intends to advance in facing the problems that most cause illness and death in the Ceará population, reducing Infant Mortality, Mortality from Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA) and Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI), and Mortality from Traffic Accidents involving Motorcycles.

See Program presentation

In 2021, its activities prioritize the identification, qualified access and continuity of health care for children, pregnant and postpartum women, adolescents, patients with diabetes mellitus and systemic arterial hypertension, users of the Unified Health System (SUS). The Covid-19 pandemic deepened the social vulnerabilities of these groups, imposing urgency in the implementation and strengthening of comprehensive and equitable health care policies and strategies.

In this sense, it seeks to integrate actions and services in care networks within the health regions, enhancing the performance of primary health care and intersectoral articulation, with transparency and broad participation of society.

The program comprises technical cooperation and a set of financial incentives to municipalities and health teams associated with actions and results in quality indicators. These indicators are divided into two correlated dimensions: effort and impact.

The impact indicators correspond to those defined for the calculation of the Municipal Health Quality Index (IQS), which is the basis for the transfer of financial resources from the Tax on Circulation of Goods and Provision of Services (ICMS). The effort indicators, on the other hand, are the reference for the classification of municipalities in the Cuidar Melhor Awards.Technical cooperation and financial incentives

Incentives of the ICMS share

In October 2020, the Legislative Assembly of Ceará approved Law No. 17,320, proposed by the state executive branch, increasing the ICMS Quota Part resources allocated to municipalities from 5% to 15%, based on indicators and criteria in the health area. , which are part of the Municipal Health Quality Index (IQS).


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