Germany

Our activities in Germany

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Information

In order to share the knowledge of our brains with as many people as possible, we not only cooperate with radio stations and magazines, but also visit communities and schools and stimulate exchange through discussion forums. 

Sessions

At the heart of our work is the interactive station work, which allows the participants to approach the brain both theoretically and pratically and to develop their own idea of ​​how it works.

Trainings

In order to ensure the sustainability and growth of the project, the training of local layman and specialists at the various sites represents another important pillar of our work.

Volunteering

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Fundraising

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The brain is what makes you YOU!

1.5 kg of tissue, 10 billion neurons, 100’s of trillions of connections – that is the organ in your body that makes you YOU: the brain. Just as any other organ, it is susceptible to disease; however, patients with mental illness are stigmatized. This talk not only introduces a concept of how we can destigmatize patients with psychiatric conditions by educating society about the brain but also illustrates of how this approach is put into practice in different countries around the world. Rick Wolthusen is a final year medical student at Technical University Dresden. He traveled to sub-Saharan Africa for clinical internships several times and founded the German NGO On The Move e.V. in 2013. The NGO focuses on volunteer programs, fundraising campaigns for medical institutions and schools, and so-called Brain Awareness activities in African countries and Germany. Brain Awareness aims to decrease the stigma of mental illness by educating the society about the brain, in keeping it with the motto “The brain is what makes you YOU”.

Follow the link to watch the full TEDxTalk "The Brain is what makes you YOU!" of the founder and co-director Rick Wolthusen - enjoy!