Zippy' Friends in Iceland
• 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
Coordinator: Sigrun Danielsdottir
Phone: +354 510 1958