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FARINHA, Marciana Gonçalves; CENTURION, Neftali Beatriz; BRAGA, Tatiana Benevides Magalhães  and  STEFANINI, Jaqueline Rodrigues. Conversation circles with university students: health prevention and promotion. Rev. NUFEN [online]. 2019, vol.11, n.2, pp. 19-38. ISSN 2175-2591.

This qualitative interventive research aimed to reflect on the mental health of university students. In 2918 seven meetings lasting approximately one and a half hours were held, with six undergraduates from different courses. The analysis of this experience is based on the phenomenological perspective, by conducting a clinical cartography of discussion topics that permeate ways of sustaining care and becoming a group. The addressed themes include interpersonal relations, expectations, stressors, abilities, potentialities, communication, prejudices and self-esteem. Among the strategies for promoting care, we emphasized selfknowledge, deepening of one's resources, bond strengthening, healthy relationships and critical reflection. During the interventions, the university students expressed themselves more and interacted with each other, re-elaborating and transforming the ways of caring. The group's experience has fostered new meanings for experiences, reflections and experimentations, and proved to be a way of being-with-others aimed at personal and collective care and promoting mental health.

Keywords : University Students; Health Promotion; Prevention.

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