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
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.
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.