Team

MIELI Mental Health Ostrobothnia and the Department of Psychology at Jyväskylä University collaborate with Vaasa City Primary Schools, Vaasa Region Associations, Vaasa Region Parents and Vaasa Youth Council.

Our team is developing methods to positively influence mental health, increase social and emotional skills, and prevent mental disorders.

Project team 2020-2022

Continuos game development and design

Jani Elojoki, game developer
Anna Stanczyk, 2D and 3D artist
Katariina Keinonen, scriptwriter, PsD, psychologist, postdoctoral researcher, Jyväskylä University
Marjo Nordström, Projectmanager (fin)
Anna-Lena Vilo, Projectmanager (swe)

Project coordination 2017-2019

Susanna Kotamäki-Viinikka, projectcoordinator
Anne Salovaara-Kero, director

Experts

Päivi Lappalainen, PhD, postdoctoral researcher, Jyväskylä University
Raimo Lappalainen, PhD, professor, Jyväskylä University
Katariina Keinonen, PsD, psychologist, postdoctoral researcher, Jyväskylä University
Susanna Kotamäki-Viinikka, HTM, family therapist/psychoterapist

Game development

Niina Hautala, game developer
Jani Elojoki, junior developer
Aki Loponen, coder
Siiri Paananen, 3D artist, level designer
Tuisku Hiltunen, 2D artist
Anna Stanczyk, designer

Scriptwriting

Anna-Lotta Lappalainen, PsM, MSc, psychology
Katariina Keinonen, PsD, psychologist, postdoctoral researcher, Jyväskylä University

Content, methods and research

Magis and Oma juttu-groups
Katariina Keinonen, PsD, psychologist, postdoctoral researcher, Jyväskylä University
Susanna Kotamäki-Viinikka, HTM, family therapist/psychoterapist
Päivi Lappalainen, PhD, postdoctoral researcher, Jyväskylä University
Raimo Lappalainen, PhD, professor, Jyväskylä University

Advisoryboard

Anne Salovaara-Kero, Ostrobothnian crisis center Valo, board chairman
Jyrki Jokinen, City of Vaasa
Päivi Hällfors, City of Vaasa
Niina Mäntylä, Vaasa University
Sami Ojanperä, kokemusasiantuntija
Ahti Nyman, Vaasan ammattikorkeakoulu
Tuula Jäntti, Pohjanmaan seudun yhdistykset ry
Susanna Kotamäki-Viinikka, Vaasanseudun mielenterveysseura ry

Translation

Monica Bäck
Jani Elojoki
Milla Eriksson
Tess Malone
Johanna Sjöberg