Iceland

Zippy's Friends in Iceland

Iceland on map
Zippy' Friends in Iceland
Zippy LogoLaunched 2005
• Schools and kindergartens this year 46
• Children this year 1,258
• Total children since launch 15,179


The Public Health Institute of Iceland launched Vinir Zippys as part of its Mental Health Promotion Project. From 2000, the Institute made mental health promotion a priority under the slogan ‘There is no health without mental health’, and introduced a number of different projects to promote Icelanders’ mental health across the lifespan and in different settings. The programme is now managed by the Icelandic Directorate of Health.

After a small start in the capital, Reykjavik, Zippy’s Friends has spread widely across the country and is well established in schools and kindergartens.

Our partner in Iceland - Icelandic Directorate of Health

Sigrun - Iceland
Coordinator: Sigrun Danielsdottir
Email: sigrun@lanlaeknir.is
Phone: +354 510 1958

Partnership for Children, 26-27 Market Place, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 1JH, England
Telephone : 00 44 (0) 20 8974 6004 - Registered Charity number: 1089810