Joint Action on Mental Health and Well-being

WP7 on Mental Health and Schools

The Work Package nr. 7 on Mental Health and Schools of the 2013-15 European Community Joint Action on Mental Health and Well-being will be led by Italy.
The Italian Ministry of Health in agreement with the Health Commission of Italian Regions has attributed the leadership of WP7 to the Veneto Region Department of Health.
The WP7 will be co-ordinated by the Mental Health Office of Veneto Region Department of Health through the Veneto Region Coordination Centre for European Project Management (CReMPE-AOUI Verona).


Associated Partners: Malta, Croatia, Iceland, United Kingdom, Norway, Slovakia, Estonia, Finland
Collaborating Partners: European Social Network, European Regional and Local Health Authorities (EUREGHA), Schools for Health in Europe (SHE), Eurochild, EuroHealthNet, Italian Ministery of Health, University of Cagliari (Italy), Lithuania


Description of the Work
The WP aims to develop an action framework for cooperation between the health and social sector and the education sector on the management of mental illness prevention and mental health and well-being promotion, including educational attainment,  among children and adolescents as part of a commonly endorsed action framework on mental health and well being in Europe.
The main focus of this WP is on developing and implementing policies that may contribute to a more effective cooperation between the health and social sector and the education sector.
The main objectives of this project include:

  • the promotion of individual, social, societal and environmental skills and conditions that enable optimal social and psycho-physiological development, including educational attainment;
  • the prevention of  psycho-social distress, especially in adolescence, that may lead to psychopathological diseases in adulthood, excluding learning difficulties and intellectual disabilities that belong to a different domain;
  • the cooperation between the health and social sector and the education sector on the management of mental illness prevention and mental health and well-being promotion, including educational attainment, among children and adolescents.

Documents

Links:

http://www.mentalhealthandwellbeing.eu/ Official Website of the Joint Action
http://ec.europa.eu/health/mental_health/policy/index_en.htm
- European Commission, Mental Health Policy
http://www.seyle.eu/
- SEYLE is a health promoting program for adolescents implemented in European schools

References:

  • Adi, Y., Schrader McMillan, A., Kiloran, A. and Stewart-Brown, S. (2007) Systematic review of the effectiveness of interventions to promote mental wellbeing in primary schools: Universal Approaches with focus on prevention of violence and bullying. London: National Institute for Clinical Excellence.
  • Caplan, M., Weissberg, R.P., Grober, J.S., Sivo, P.J., Grady, K. and Jacoby, C. (1992) Social competence promotion with inner-city and suburban young adolescents: Effects on social adjustment and alcohol use. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 60: 56-63.
  • CASEL (2009b) Social and Emotional Learning and Student Benefits. Online. Available HTTP: www.casel.org/downloads/EDC_CASELSELResearchBrief.pdf
  • Durlak, J. A., Weissberg, R. P., Dymnicki, A. B., Taylor, R. D., and Schellinger, K. (2011). The impact of enhancing students? social and emotional learning: A metaanalysis of school-based universal interventions. Child Development 82: 474-501.
  • Durlak, J., and Wells, A. (1997) „Primary prevention mental health programs for children and adolescents: a meta-analytic review.? American Journal of Community Psychology 25(2): 115-152.
  • Greenberg, M. T., Weissberg, R.P., O?Brien, M.U., Zins, J. E., Fredericks, L., Resnik, H., & Elias, M. J. (2003) School-based prevention: Promoting positive social development through social and emotional learning. American Psychologist 58(6/7).
  • Shucksmith, J., Summerbell, C., Jones, S., and Whittaker, V. (2007) Mental Wellbeing of Children in Primary Education (targeted/indicated activities). London: National Institute of Clinical Excellence
  • Weare, K. (2004) Developing the Emotionally Literate School. London: Sage.
  • Wells, J., Barlow, J., and Stewart-Brown, S. (2003) A systematic review of universal approaches to mental health promotion in schools. Health Education 103(4): 197-220.
  • Zins, J.E., Weissberg, R.P., Wang, M.C. and Walberg, H. (2004) Building Academic Success on Social and Emotional Learning. New York: Columbia Teachers College.

 



Data ultimo aggiornamento: 07/10/2013

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