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Integrating Technology into Mental Health Care Delivery in Europe

Objective

The evidence base of Internet-based interventions in the prevention and treatment of mental health conditions has rapidly grown in the past decade. Yet many European countries (e.g., Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Great Britain, The Netherlands, Spain) have not implemented these promising approaches into health systems. Individuals with risk conditions or distinct mental health problems interested in using online interventions are often unable to access appropriate and evidence-based online interventions.
The aim of this proposal is to establish a comprehensive model of health promotion, risk detection, disease prevention, and treatment facilitation for the most prevalent mental health problems and disorders (depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, eating disorders/weight management and substance abuse) that assists individuals and mental health professionals in selecting and using evidence-based, online interventions. To reach this aim, the project partners bring together over 30 evidence-based, online interventions spanning the mental health intervention spectrum from universal and targeted prevention, self-help to treatment for the respective conditions applicable to children, adolescents and adults. Following a stakeholder needs survey, the model will be integrated into existing health care and other settings in Germany, Great Britain, Switzerland, Austria, The Netherlands, and Spain by 1. developing valid and economic, online screenings to allocate individuals to interventions, 2. developing technology for a common e-Health intervention platform, 3. developing implementation plans, 4. implementing evidence-based interventions into health care, and 5. evaluating and comparing their feasibility, acceptability, reach, efficacy and (cost)-effectiveness, adoption, and dissemination including moderators of interventions. Our proposal aims at the sustained implementation of the ICare model into health services and collaborations with health care providers across different EU countries.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/health care services/ehealth
  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/substance abuse
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/computer security/data protection

Call for proposal

H2020-PHC-2014-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 196 071,25

Participants (12)

UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 199 552,50
Address
Avenida Blasco Ibanez 13
46010 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 160 700
Address
Houghton Street 1
WC2A 2AE London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET BERN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Hochschulstrasse 6
3012 Bern
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT JAUME I DE CASTELLON
Spain
EU contribution
€ 378 070
Address
Avenida Vicent Sos Baynat S/n
12006 Castellon De La Plana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING VU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 280 625
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN-NUERNBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 637 915
Address
Schlossplatz 4
91054 Erlangen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 379 062,50
Address
Spitalgasse 23
1090 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STIFTUNG FUR SUCHT UND GESUNDHEITSFORSCHUNG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Konradstrasse 32
CH-8031 Zürich
Activity type
Research Organisations
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 716 013,75
Address
Strand
WC2R 2LS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MIND DISTRICT HOLDING BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 430 625
Address
Jan Evertsenstraat 749
1061 XZ Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WESTFAELISCHE WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAET MUENSTER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 434 672,50
Address
Schlossplatz 2
48149 Muenster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FERDINAND PORSCHE FERNFACHHOCHSCHULE GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 159 375
Address
Ferdinand Porsche-ring 3
2700 Wiener Neustadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments