ComMent – Training in community mental healthcare

The purpose of ComMent is to create educational resources for entrepreneurial skills development tailored to the identified mental health professionals’ needs.

Project Number: 2014-1-EL01-KA202-001592

Funded by: Erasmus+        Duration: 09/2014-09/2017  

ComMent

Challenge

Mental disorders have become Europe’s largest health challenge in the 21st century, according to a study conducted by the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology. Each year, approximately 38.2% of the EU’s population suffers from a mental disorder, which is prevalent in all age groups.

The traditional hospital model seems to be ineffective in taking care of the needs of people with mental disabilities and a shift to a community-based model is needed. Actually, the community-based model supports or treats people with mental disorders (mental illness or mental health difficulties) in a domiciliary setting, instead of a psychiatric hospital (asylum).

This has been also highlighted by the World Health Organization, which states that community mental health services are more accessible and effective, while they lessen social exclusion and are likely to have less possibilities for the neglect and violations of human rights than mental hospitals.

Innovation

ComMent aims at training and mentoring mental health professionals on how to design and implement innovative ideas and initiatives, promoting thus Community Based Interventions Programs.

Action

A report developed to identify the existing situation and needs in Greece and the legislative and operational framework for mental health care services.

Read the Report.

Identification of the social enterprise skills required by mental health care professionals for the purpose of determining the type of training necessary for the establishment of viable social enterprises.

Read the Report.

The platform consists of 5 modules and its purpose is to train mental health professionals on entrepreneurial skills and on how to design and implement Community Based Initiatives.

You can find the modules here.

The mentoring process is addressed to those participants who have completed the e-learning programme and have a rough idea of what kind of project they would like to set up. The participants should come up with an entrepreneurial idea and express the will to follow up their innovative idea.

Infoday,
June 13, 2017, Athens
Infoday,
June 13, 2017, Athens
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Project Partners

KMOP – Social Action and Innovation Centre
KEK Eurotraining (Greece – Project Coordinator)
Coventry University (UK)
European Alliance Against Depression (Germany) 
Universitaet Klagenfurt (Austria)
Parc Sanitari Sant Joan De Deu (Spain)

Medical University of Sofia (Bulgaria)

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