Estonian-Swedish Mental Health and Suicidology Institute

Estonian-Swedish Mental Health and Suicidology Institute

Adapting and Implementing EAAD´s Best Practice Model to Improve Depression Care and Prevent Suicidal Behavior in Europe (EAAD-Best)

19 October, 2023

Duration: 02.04.2021–01.04.2024
Funding: 206 544 EUR
National coordinator: Merike Sisask
Project manager: Rainer Mere (since 01.12.2021, iFD ja WP6 management) ja Lenne Lillepuu (since 01.02.2023, Pärnu Alliance Against Depression network management), Agnes Sirg (02.04.2021-31.01.2023)
Number: 101018325
Funder: European Health and Digital Executive Agency (HaDEA), third EU health programme (predecessor of EU4Health), Ministry of Social Affairs
The project is supported by the National Foundation of Civil Society (10 000 EUR)
Institution: Estonian-Swedish Mental Health and Suicidology Institute

The main goal of EAAD-Best is to reduce the burden associated with depression and suicidal behaviour at the individual and societal level in Europe. This goal will be achieved by supporting the implementation of the EAAD 4-level intervention concept in target regions and countries, plus the national promotion of the iFightDepression® tool. In 4-level concept, intervention activities are simultaneously run at primary care and mental health care, general public, community facilitators and gatekeepers, high risk patients and their families. The multilingual iFightDepression® awareness website aims to promote awareness of depression and suicidal behaviour and the internationally implemented iFightDepression® tool is a guided, online-based self-management programme for people suffering from mild to moderate forms of depression.

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