Estonian-Swedish Mental Health and Suicidology Institute

Estonian-Swedish Mental Health and Suicidology Institute

SEYLE, EC 7FP project

1 January, 2009

Saving and Empowering Young Lives in Europe

Coordinator: NASP, Karolinska Instituut, Stockholm (Sweden)
Supervisor: Prof Dr Danuta Wasserman
National coordinator: Prof Dr Airi Värnik
Project managers: Mari Jushkin (intervention), Merike Sisask (administrative and financial issues), Peeter Värnik (database management)
Duration: 2009-2011
Funded by: EC 7th Framework Programme (Grant Agreement No 223091), Ministry of Social Affairs
Description: SEYLE is a health promoting program for adolescents in European schools. Its main objectives are to lead adolescents to better health through decreased risk-taking and suicidal behaviours, to evaluate outcomes of different preventive programs and to recommend effective culturally adjusted models for promoting health of adolescents in different European countries.
Prevention programs (or intervention models) to be tested within SEYLE are:

  1. General health promotion by raising awareness in schoolchildren (Awareness)
  2. Educating teachers and other school personnel (QPR: Question, Persuade & Refer)
  3. Identifying children in risk and referring them to the mental health specialist for consultation (ProfScreen)
  4. Information leaflet for control group (Information)

Project website:

Estonian-Swedish Mental Health and Suicidology Institute (ERSI) | Õie 39 Tallinn 11615 |