Project title:

Help to people, knowledge to experts

Project acronym:


Project Promoter:

National Institute of Public Health

Project Partners:

Partner 1: Slovenian Association for Suicide Prevention

Partner 2: University of Primorska, Andrej Marušič Institute

Partner 3: OZARA Slovenia, Life Quality National Association

Project duration:

11.02.2015 - 30.06.2016

Total eligible costs of the project:

841,560.78 EUR

Project grant:

799,482.74 EUR

Programme Area:

Public health initiatives

General objective of the project:

Improved mental health services

Project summary:

Major differences exist in the accessibility of services in the field of mental health in Slovenia. The general objective of the project is to improve these services. The project strives to reach this objective by educating professionals from the primary health level, social protection and the police. Furthermore, the project will provide primary health care professionals and other experts support for strengthening their own mental health and facing workplace stress. The project will also improve local capacities in the field of public health by expanding the practice of three psychological counselling centres: Posvet (Ljubljana, Kranj) and Tu smo zate (Celje) to four other Slovenian regions. Individual counselling in the existing centres in Ljubljana and Celje will also be upgraded with educational and experiential groups for those who are grieving, for divorced parents and for parents experiencing problems with their children. At the same time, a media awareness campaign targeting the general public with information on the importance of mental health, mental problems, their causes and signs as well as on suicidal behaviour will be carried out.

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