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Saving and Empowering Young Lives in Europe: Promote health through prevention of risk-taking and self-destructive behaviors

Objective

Promoting healthy behaviors is multi-faceted and no health is possible without mental health. The ultimate outcome of unhealthy and risk-taking behaviors is suicide. Risk-taking and suicidal behavior can be prevented. A pilot intervention study will be implemented to assess the effects of three different health promoting / suicide prevention programs in 11000 students across 11 European countries: 1. TeenScreen - screening by professionals of at-risk students through a questionnaire. 2. QPR (Question, Persuade & Refer) – a gatekeepers’ program, training all adult staff at schools (teachers, counselors, nurses etc.) and parents on how to recognize & refer a student at-risk of suicide or suffering from mental illness to mental-health help resources; 3. A general health promotion program targeting students’ awareness on healthy/unhealthy behaviors; Objectives of the research program are: I. Gather information on health and well-being in adolescents - Produce an epidemiological database for adolescents in Europe containing data on student's healthy and at-risk lifestyles and their relation with health measured by well-being, depression and suicidality. II. Perform interventions in adolescents leading to better health trough decreased risk-taking and suicidal behaviors III. Evaluate outcomes of interventions in adolescents from a multidisciplinary perspective including social, psychological and economical aspects IV. Recommend an effective trans-cultural model for promoting health for adolescents in Europe -Provide information for evidence-based prevention programs for adolescents in culturally diverse populations -Increase awareness and knowledge in policy makers, professionals and the public. -Disseminate results through a public website, media, health promotion conferences and through events focused on adolescents such as pop concerts or sport events.

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2007-B
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET
Address
Nobels Vag 5
17177 Stockholm
Sweden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 630 597
Administrative Contact
Christina Bergehed-Bonnevier (Ms.)

Participants (11)

UMIT- PRIVATE UNIVERSITAT FUER GESUNDHEITSWISSENSCHAFTEN, MEDIZINISCHEINFORMATIK UND TECHNIK GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 191 069
Address
Eduard Wallnoefer - Zentrum 1
6060 Hall In Tirol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Peter Papp (Mr.)
EESTI-ROOTSI VAIMSE TERVISE JA SUITSIDOLOOGIA INSTITUUT
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 200 748
Address
Oie 39
11615 Tallinn
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Airi Värnik (Dr.)
CENTRE HOSPITALIER REGIONAL UNIVERSITAIRE NANCY
France
EU contribution
€ 196 537
Address
Avenue Mar De Lattre Tassigny 29
54035 Nancy Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Philippe Boulangè (Mr.)
UNIVERSITATSKLINIKUM HEIDELBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 201 241
Address
Im Neuenheimer Feld 672
69120 Heidelberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kristin Sander (Ms.)
VADASKERT ALAPITVANY A GYERMEKEK LELKI EGESZSEGEERT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 141 657
Address
Huvosvolgyi Ut 116
1021 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Júlia Gádoros (Dr.)
NATIONAL SUICIDE RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 194 092
Address
Perrott Avenue 1
T12 Cork
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eileen Williamson (Ms.)
CLALIT HEALTH SERVICES
Israel
EU contribution
€ 197 073
Address
Arlozorov Street 101
62098 Tel Aviv
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Keren Tochterman (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DEL MOLISE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 471 275
Address
Via De Sanctis Ioc. Vazzieri
86100 Campobasso
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vincenzo Lucchese (Dr.)
UNIVERSITATEA DE MEDICINA SI FARMACIE IULIU HATIEGANU CLUJ-NAPOCA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 178 507
Address
Victor Babes Street 8
400012 Cluj-napoca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Horia Stefanescu (Dr.)
UNIVERZA NA PRIMORSKEM UNIVERSITA DEL LITORALE
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 179 998
Address
Titov Trg 4
6000 Koper
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Manca Drobne (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE OVIEDO
Spain
EU contribution
€ 201 147
Address
Calle San Francisco 3
33003 Oviedo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rosa Corujo Quidiello (Ms.)