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THE MILESTONE PROJECT: Managing the Link and Strengthening Transition from Child to Adult Mental Health Care

Objective

Transition to adulthood is the period of onset of most of the serious mental disorders that disable or kill in adult life. Current service configuration of distinct Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) and Adult Mental Health (AMHS) Services is considered the weakest link where the care pathway should be most robust. Transition-related discontinuity of care is a major socioeconomic and societal challenge for the EU. The MILESTONE project is an EU-wide study determining care gaps in current services across diverse healthcare systems and robustly evaluating an innovative transitional care model. In ten high-quality work packages we will map current services and transitional policies across EU; develop and validate transition-specific outcomes measures; conduct a longitudinal cohort study of transition process and outcomes across eight EU countries; develop and test, in a cluster-randomised trial, the clinical and cost-effectiveness of an innovative transitional care model; create clinical, organisational, policy and ethics guidelines for improving care and outcomes for transition age youth; and develop and implement training packages for clinicians across EU. The project will provide robust evidence for the most cost-effective way to meet the as-yet-unmet need of young people who fall through the CAMHS-AMHS divide; facilitate the development of integrated models of care and function; improve health care outcomes and system efficiencies; and ensure take-up of best practice. The project has active and intensive participation of young people, carers, advocacy groups and key stakeholders and involves two SMEs, Concentris and HealthTracker. Findings from the project will transform mental health care in EU for young people. Our results will assist policy makers in making informed and evidence-based decisions for improving health systems, enhancing patient outcomes, quality of life, service satisfaction, and improving health status at individual and population levels.

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2013-INNOVATION-1
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Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
Address
Kirby Corner Road - University House
CV4 8UW Coventry
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 703 400,50

Participants (11)

PROVINCIA LOMBARDO VENETA - ORDINEOSPEDALIERO DI SAN GIOVANNI DI DIO- FATEBENEFRATELLI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 398 809,50
Address
Via Pilastroni 4
25125 Brescia
Activity type
Research Organisations
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 504 043,20
Address
Strand
WC2R 2LS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE HOSPITALIER UNIVERSITAIRE MONTPELLIER
France
EU contribution
€ 505 026,40
Address
Avenue Du Doyen Gaston Giraud 191
34000 Montpellier
Activity type
Research Organisations
STICHTING YULIUS
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 354 960
Address
Hellingen 21
3311 GZ Dordrecht
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITAET ULM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 504 043,20
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 16
89081 Ulm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 439 758,80
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 361 859,20
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KLINICKI BOLNICKI CENTAR SPLIT
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 250 000
Address
Spinciceva 1
21000 Split
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HEALTHTRACKER LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 305 650
Address
Foxon Close 18
CR3 5SY Caterham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ERASMUS UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM ROTTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 317 489,20
Address
Dr Molewaterplein 40
3015 GD Rotterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Concentris Research Management GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 354 960
Address
Ludwigstr. 4
D-82256 Fürstenfeldbruck
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)