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Mental health prevention in a target group at risk: children of somatically ill parents

Objective

Children of ill parents are at risk of having mental health problems. In Europe, evidence based approaches to prevention are missing for this target group. In a project involving eight European countries, the mental health status of children exposed to parental illness will be studied and services shall be implemented with regard to differences in cultures and health systems. Based on acquired evidence, guidelines for effective and efficient preventive services in European countries will be elaborated. Objectives include 1. Analysis of children^TMs needs within adult medical care. 2. Implementation and evaluation of innovative counselling services. 3. Identification of risk and protective factors predictive for specific outcomes. 4. Development of efficient modules for counselling procedures. 5. Evaluation of all interventions as a base for integrating child- oriented services into standards of disease management for adult patients.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL HAMBURG-EPPENDORF
Address
Martinistrasse 52
20246 Hamburg
Germany

Participants (7)

DEPARTMENT OF CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY
Switzerland
Address
Schaffhauser Rheinweg 55
4058 Basel
ROYAL MARSDEN NHS TRUST
United Kingdom
Address
Downs Road
SM2 5PT Sutton
TURKU UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Finland
Address
Kiinamyllykatu 4-8
20521 Turku / Abo
UNIVERSITY MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Greece
Address
Thivon & Livathias, Athens University Medical Scho
11527 Athens
UNIVERSITY OF AARHUS
Denmark
Address
Asylvej 4
8240 Risskov
UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND PHARMACY 'CAROL DAVILA' IN BUCHAREST
Romania
Address
Berceni 10-12
Bucuresti
UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA
Austria
Address
Währingergürtel 18-20
1090 Wien