Psychological counseling on prescription for young people for mental health.

Reference number 2018-04236
Funding from Vinnova SEK 1 000 000
Project duration November 2018 - September 2019
Status Ongoing
Venture Vision-driven health
Call Health Missions

Purpose and goal

The project aims at investigating new forms of support to young people for their mental illness by taking advantage of the knowledge and experience that lies with the civic sector in the field. The focus is on preventive measures using counseling as the main method, but also other methods that fall within the framework of ideas-based activities. The influence of young people’s voice is an important feature of the project. The goal is to increase accessibility for supportive measures related to stress, depression and anxiety aiming at strengthening mental health among young people.

Expected results and effects

Dialogue will take place with decision makers and an expected result is that the idea-based sector is given a designated role related to the area of mental health. Another result would be to create psychological health-centers for young people aiming at preventive and clinical support. A third result would be collaboration among the idea-based actors to fight these health challenges and to develop relevant methods with support from through current research. The effect is expected to be an ecosystem that meets young people´s needs in the area of mental health.

Planned approach and implementation

Activities - Dialogue with decision makers to highlight the role of the idea-based sector - Increase accessibility to preventive measures and clinical treatment - Method development using current research - Collaboration with actors to take a holistic approach in the field of mental health among youth. A steering group and a reference group have representatives from related areas, including young representatives. A project group drives the work forward through dialogues and seminars with the purpose of identifying actor groups that develop business plan and a shared vision.

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