25.09.2015 - 25.09.2016

WhySchool - Why Youth Mental Health Care School-Based with Primary Care Liaison



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000095SM4

Financing Instituitions
Administração Central do Sistema de Saúde, IP - Public Health Initiatives (EEA Grants)

Participating Institutions
EUTIMIA • Câmara Municipal da Figueira da Foz • Câmara Municipal da Amadora • Câmara Municipal de Amarante • Câmara Municipal de Guimarães • Câmara Municipal de Loures • Câmara Municipal Matosinhos • Câmara Municipal de Vila Real de Santo António • Comunidade Intermunicipal do Alentejo Litoral (CIMAL) • Centro de Formação de Associação de Escolas Beira Mar • Centro de Formação de Associação de Escolas da Amadora • Centro de Formação de Associação de Escolas de Amarante e Baião • Centro de Formação de Associação de Escolas Levante Algarvio • Centro de Formação de Associação de Escolas Litoral Alentejano • Centro de Formação de Associação de Escolas Martins Sarmento • Centro de Formação de Associação de Escolas São Francisco de Holanda • Centro de Formação de Associação de Escolas Zona Oriental Concelho de Loures • Instituto de Saúde Pública da Universidade do Porto • University of Oslo • Escola Secundária/ 3 Amarante • Innovagency – Consultoria, Tecnologia e Comunicação, S.A • RTP – Rádio e Televisão de Portugal

Summary

Only 10–15% of mentally ill children and adolescents worldwide receive help from Mental Health (MH) services (WHO 2005). The Why Youth Mental Health Care School-Based with Primary Care Liaison (WhySchool) project aims to develop a MH pathway-to-care for youth according to a stepped care approach starting at school level to hospital care, by empowering professionals in public schools. This will be achieved mainly through credited training programs on MH and delivery of information materials, including an e-learning platform. At a community level, WhySchool will enhance accessibility and equality in MH; while at an individual level, it will provide integrated support for youth in need. Outcome variables include a lower number of unattended MH situations in youth and increased MH literacy among teachers. Norwegian experts will provide formal support throughout WhySchool, opening an opportunity for developing collaborations between public health and educational services in both countries.


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