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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-SC1-2017-Two-Stage-RTD
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Coordinator

LINNEUNIVERSITETET
Address
Linnaeus University
35195 Vaxjo
Sweden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 900 125

Participants (9)

EUROCARERS-ASSOCIATION EUROPEENNE TRAVAILLANT AVEC ET POUR LES AIDANTS NON-PROFESSIONNELS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 232 560
Address
Rue Pere De Deken 14
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 424 600
Address
Sussex House Falmer
BN1 9RH Brighton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CARERS TRUST
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 201 925
Address
Unit 101 164-180 Union Street
SE1 0LH London
Activity type
Other
STIFTUNG KALAIDOS FACHHOCHSCHULE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 680 000
Address
Jungholzstrasse 43
8050 Zurich
Activity type
Research Organisations
MINISTERIE VAN VOLKSGEZONDHEID, WELZIJN EN SPORT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 372 750
Address
Parnassusplein 5
2500 EJ Den Haag
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
STICHTING VILANS
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 372 750
Address
Catharijnesingel 47
3511 GC Utrecht
Activity type
Research Organisations
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI RIPOSO E CURA PER ANZIANI INRCA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 258 375
Address
Via Santa Margherita 5
60124 Ancona
Activity type
Research Organisations
ANZIANI E NON SOLO SOCIETA COOPERATIVA SOCIALE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 235 050
Address
Via Lenin 55
41012 Carpi Mo
Activity type
Other
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 321 750
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments