PROYOUTH – Promotion of young people’s mental health through technology-enhanced personalization of care 2011-2014

PRO-YOUTH focuses on reducing inequalities, reaching underserved populations, and de-stigmatising mental disorders by psychoeducation and peer support. Young people’s self-management skills are strengthened and they are encouraged to seek the best and most effective health care assistance. The inclusion of different settings, contexts, and stakeholders together with the respective capacity building will provide a knowledge base that better enables young people and their health care providers to adopt proven strategies to promote mental health and prevent mental illness.

The general objective of PRO-YOUTH is the promotion of mental health of young people aged 15 to 25 through personalized stepped care integrating prevention, early diagnosis, immediate intervention and appropriate management of eating disorder (ED) related mental health problems. Specifically, the project aims at the improvement of young people’s quality of life, by reducing the number of individuals affected by ED and minimizing the burden and duration of suffering for those affected.

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Coordinator: University of Heidelberg, Germany

Partner: Babes-Bolyai University from Cluj-Napoca

Funder: Executive Agency for Health and Consumers – European Commission

Total budget: 1.607.861 Euro (budget for BBU: 29.193 Euro)

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