Given the enormous burden caused by mental illness and the fact that current healthcare fails to significantly alleviate this burden, there is a need for effective and broadly available programs for prevention and early intervention.
The goal of the project PROYOUTH (“Promotion of Young People’s Mental Health through Technology-Enhanced Personalization of Care”) is the promotion of young people’s mental health through the integration of prevention, early identification, and appropriate treatment of eating disorder related mental health problems. To this end, an Internet-based program (the “ProYouth online platform”) was developed.
The main focus of the project PROYOUTH was the broad and sustained implementation and dissemination of this online platform across several European countries. The project received co-financing by the European Commission in the Framework of the Health Programme (Consumer, Health and Food Executive Agency (CHAFEA); formerly European Agency for Health and Consumers (EAHC); grant agreement number PROYOUTH 20101209). The project duration was April 1, 2011 through March 31, 2014