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Integrating Technology Into Mental Health Care Delivery in Europe

The aim of the ICare-Project is to establish a complex model which combines health promotion, risk detection, disease prevention and bridging waiting time until conventional treatment for the most common mental problems and disorders.

Several European countries (e.g. Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, United Kingdom,…) have not yet sufficiently implemented internet-based interventions for the prevention and treatment of mental disorders in the health care system. The aim of the ICare-Project is to establish a complex model which combines health promotion, risk detection, disease prevention and bridging waiting time until conventional treatment for the most common mental problems and disorders.

Our project aims at a sustainable implementation of the ICare model in the health care systems and a sustainable cooperation between the care structures of different European countries.

The Eating Disorders Unit of the Department for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in close cooperation with the F Porsche Distance University of Applied Sciences (Mag. Dr. Karin Waldherr, Mag. Dr. Martina Nitsch) will focus on

  • Evaluating and Disseminating Healthy Lifestyle Interventions for Adolescents in School Settings (WP6)
    Leader: Dr. Megan Jones Bell, MedUni Vienna
  • Early Interventions for Common Mental Disorders in High-Risk Populations Through Transdiagnostic Trait-Focused Web-Based Interventions (WP 7)
    Leaders: Prof. Dr. Ulrike Schmidt & Dr. Peter Musiat, King´s College London
  • Dissemination, Exploitation and Communication activities (WP 10)
    Leader: Prof. Dr. Corinna Jacobi, TU Dresden

MedUni Vienna Researchers

The Medical University of Vienna is the project coordinator under the leadership of Univ.-Prof. Dr. Andreas Karwautz & Ass.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Gudrun Wagner, Departement for Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (Dep. CAP) Eating Disorders Unit.

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Andreas Karwautz & Ass.-Prof.in Mag. Dr.in Gudrun Wagner

Departement for Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (Dep. CAP)
Eating Disorders Unit
andreas.karwautz@meduniwien.ac.at      
gudrun.wagner@meduniwien.ac.at 

Research Staff:

Dr. Megan Jones Bell
Mag. Michael Zeiler
Mag. Stefanie Kuso


Consortium

Coordinator: Prof. Dr Corinna Jacobi, Chair for “Basic Research and Interventions of Eating Disorders and Associated Disorders”, Technical University Dresden, Faculty of Science, comprising the departments Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Psychology, Dresden, Germany.

13 project participants


Facts

ProgrammHorizon 2020
Call/TopicPHC-23-2014 / Developing and comparing new models for safe and efficient, prevention oriented health and care systems
Projekt duration01.09.2015 – 31.08.2019
EU contribution – MedUni Vienna379.063 €
EC contribution – total project

4.972.683 €

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 634757.

Projectwebsite

The aim of the ICare-Project is to establish a complex model which combines health promotion, risk detection, disease prevention and bridging waiting time until conventional treatment for the most common mental problems and disorders.

ICARE