Preventing Depression and Improving Awareness through Networking in the EU
Coordinator: Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the University Hospital of Leipzig (Germany)
Supervisor: Prof Dr Ulrich Hegerl
National coordinator: Prof Dr Airi Värnik
Project manager: Mari Jushkin (since 2012), Henrik Dobewall (2011)
Funded by: Executive Agency for Health and Consumers (EAHC), EU Health Programme 2008-2013 (Grant Agreement No 20101214), Ministry of Social Affairs
Description: PREDI-NU is a programme which contributes to the promotion of mental health and the prevention of depression among European teenagers and young adults with the aim of promoting mental health and preventing depression and suicidality through information and communication technologies. Within the frames of the programme, an internet-based guided self-management tool offering psychological help will be developed for young people and adults with mild to moderate depression for supporting their healing process. Also, it is intended to raise awareness about depression among specialists working with young people and adults, for improving early noticing of depression, thus making it possible to quickly provide needed help for people with depression.
Project website: predi-nu.eu