Mental health disorders account for 20% of European ill-health and premature death. The implementation of mental health promotion and mental disorder prevention is poor. The greatest barrier is the lack of evidence-based knowledge. There is a mismatch between what is known about evidence-based programmes and what is implemented. The consequent reliance on interventions of unproven effectiveness wastes human and material resources. The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the European Commission have called for the development of integrated databases of mental health information, on both delivery and implementation of evidence-based activities.
Given that background, DataPrev aims to identify and document evidence-based programmes that promote mental health and prevent mental and behavioral disorders, by identifying programmes currently implemented in the countries of Europe, by appraising their evidence and by identifying best practice programmes. The implementation settings chosen to identify programmes include:
- Home-based and family-based programmes for infants and toddlers.
- School-based programmes for children and adolescents.
- Work-based programmes for adults
- Home and community-based programmes for elder populations.
This website intends provide an easily navigable gateway for policy-makers, programme implementers and researchers and European consumers to the best current effectiveness data regarding the prevention of mental and behavioral disorders and the promotion of mental health.