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Psychosocial Support for Promoting Mental Health and Well-being among Adolescent Young Carers in Europe

Objective

Adolescent young carers (AYCs) are young people (15-17 years old) providing significant or substantial care, assistance or support to other family members. The phenomenon is highly relevant across Europe, albeit specific data, awareness and supports are not frequently available. Taking on a caring role constitutes a relevant risk factor for the occurrence of both immediate and long-term problems in AYCs’ mental health, well-being and development, as well as for their transitions to adulthood, social inclusion, education and employability.
The goal of the project is to strengthen the resilience of AYCs, improve their mental health and well-being, and mitigate the negative influences of psychosocial and environmental factors. The project develops an innovative framework of primary prevention interventions to be tested and adapted in six European countries (Italy, Netherlands, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom) at different stages of awareness and development of services for AYCs.
The project has three specific objectives: (1) to systematise knowledge on AYCs; (2) to co-design, test and deliver psychosocial interventions in six countries; (3) to evaluate what works and provide knowledge translation actions at national, European and international levels.
The project adopts an interdisciplinary approach by complementing expertise and longstanding experience of partners. The consortium includes Eurocarers members, research and carers organisations, working together with and for AYCs. AYCs will be continuously involved in the project – together with other stakeholders – via national Blended Learning Networks, user groups, workshops, and in an International Advisory and Ethics Board.
The project will have international impact, improving AYCs’ mental health and well-being, educational outcomes, transition, employability and social inclusion, as well as creating evidence-based practices, to improve health equity and societal benefits.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC1-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-SC1-2017-Two-Stage-RTD

Coordinator

LINNEUNIVERSITETET
Net EU contribution
€ 900 125,00
Address
Linnaeus University
35195 Vaxjo
Sweden

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Region
Södra Sverige Småland med öarna Kronobergs län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (9)

EUROCARERS-ASSOCIATION EUROPEENNE TRAVAILLANT AVEC ET POUR LES AIDANTS NON-PROFESSIONNELS
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 232 560,00
Address
Rue Pere De Deken 14
1040 Bruxelles

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
THE UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 424 600,00
Address
Sussex House Falmer
BN1 9RH Brighton

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Region
South East (England) Surrey, East and West Sussex Brighton and Hove
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CARERS TRUST
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 201 925,00
Address
Unit 101 164-180 Union Street
SE1 0LH London

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
London Inner London — East Lewisham and Southwark
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STIFTUNG KALAIDOS FACHHOCHSCHULE
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 680 000,00
Address
Jungholzstrasse 43
8050 Zurich

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MINISTERIE VAN VOLKSGEZONDHEID, WELZIJN EN SPORT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 372 750,00
Address
Parnassusplein 5
2500 EJ Den Haag

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie ’s-Gravenhage
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STICHTING VILANS
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 372 750,00
Address
Churchilllaan 11
3527 GV Utrecht

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI RIPOSO E CURA PER ANZIANI INRCA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 258 375,00
Address
Via Santa Margherita 5
60124 Ancona

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Region
Centro (IT) Marche Ancona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ANZIANI E NON SOLO SOCIETA COOPERATIVA SOCIALE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 235 050,00
Address
Via Lenin 55
41012 Carpi Mo

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Modena
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 321 750,00
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana

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Region
Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Osrednjeslovenska
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00