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AppsTerv – Web-based applications for mental health


Project Facts

Project objective: Improved access to and quality of health services including reproductive and preventive child health care
Project promoter: Estonian-Swedish mental health and Suicidology Institute
Type of institution: Advocacy organization (NGO)
Project number: EE08-0007
Target group(s): Children , Young adults,
Status: Completed
Initial project cost: € 232,249
Final project costs: € 230,890
From Norway Grants: € 173,113
The project is carried out in: Estonia

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This is a project under the programme: Public Health Initiatives

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Summary of project results


Availability of health services is different in the different regions and opportunities to receive counseling and treatment often depends on the family residence and socio-economic status. The main objective of the project was to improve the quality and attractiveness of web-based counselling for children and adolescents. Web-based counseling for young people is free of charge and is independent of the residence. Planned and achieved results: - new informative web-portal on mental health and life-style issues: (Estonian and Russian). - web-based counseling service environments are developed- and - network of different web-based counsellors is organised - counseling competence is increased by continuous training and supervisions - 4 interactive and innovative šelf-help smartphone applications for youth for promoting healthy behavioural choices, prventing common mental health problems, screening/evaluating the mental health status and stopping impulsive actions are developed. Don´t do it; Do it like this; Sleeping monitor and Deprest free. All applications are available in appstores ( iTunes; Google Play). - Guideline - Counseling bases for the online counselors has been developed. - 1855 youth (578 boys and 1277 girls) received web-counseling - 83 specialists participated in web-counselors trainings - aprox 700 school students participated in seminars.

Bilateral results


Norwegian partner As Arkimedes was the was the pioneer in smartphone applications. partner's knowledge and skills were the springboard for all four applications. The first app is based on the Norwegian apps "Stopp bulimi" and "Stop šelf-härm" . Together they developed a framework for the next app "Do it like this", where Svein Øverland (AS Arkimedes) gave a great contribution, thanks to he´s experience in the field of psychology and IT. Through the partnership a number of new and valuable contacts, were made in Norway for future use.


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