Director: E. Reale
Proposal Project for a new
The Aims of the project are:
to develop the prevention strategies to cope
with mental diseases in women;
to implement health workers' training;
to identify in women the lifestyles correlated
to organise the exchange of information and
experience between the Member states;
to develop criteria and indicators for good
practice which "gender oriented and without gender prejudices" in mental health and to
a specific European net-work on women's mental health.
steps of project are:
1. promoting implementation of working-group on mental Health by the participation of Professionals (Services and Universities) and Associations (women and consumers) of different countries and creating of a specific structure.
2. collecting data on current practices in prevention and treatments for the most common problems among women: anxiety, depression, eating disorders (anorexia and bulimia); analysing the case-study for representing new types of diagnosis and causes of diseases; collecting data on the common models of good practice.
3. Collecting results of Gender based research on main mental health factors risks in women and collecting the most common indications on risk factors in daily life of women aged 15-44 years.
4. Defining common Guide lines and Recommendations able to promote women mental health:
guidelines for medical and psychological
treatment and prevention addressed to health professionals and medical
guidelines for primary prevention addressed to
social context, women consumers, women's associations;
recommendations for political Institutions and Governments.
Organizing a web-site in
order to inform women on gender based topics in mental health, on mental health
primary prevention and on alternative medical treatments.