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Database: AT11

Created On Wednesday, 07 August 2013 12:54 By José Jesús Delgado


ID Code (e. g. HU1):
AT11
1 – MIND/MENTAL FITNESS/MENTAL WELLBEING/MEMORY/COGNITIVE TRAINING PROGRAM / SERVICE /
ACTIVITIY NAME (IN NATIONAL LANGUAGE):
MindHealth – Training für die Förderung der psychischen Gesundheit
ENGLISH TRANSLATION: MindHealth – Training for Mental Health Promotion
URL
http://www.mentalhealthpromotion.net/?i=training
LANGUAGE English
AUTHOR
European Network for Mental Health Promotion (ENMHP)

2 - CONTACT DATA AND TYPE OF ORGANIZATION
ORGANIZATION (NAME):
Research Institute of the Red Cross
ORGANIZATION (URL):
www.frk.or.at
COUNTRY:
Austria
TYPE (SME, Company, Community Centre, Health Centre, Educational Centre, Foundation,
Municipality, governmental institution, etc):
Research Association
ADDRESS:
Nottendorfer Gasse 21, A-1030 Vienna
TELEPHONE: +43179580
E-MAIL: Gert Lang ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
  Private  
  In this case, please indicate the territorial
scope of the organization:
International

3 - TARGET POPULATION
Age range:
From: N/A to N/A years Not defined
Older than: N/A years  
Gender: Unisex
SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS:
The target audience are people in the older people’s setting who can implement or influence the implementation of mental health promotion programmes, eg managers of care facilities, unit managers, care staff, nursing staff.

4 - CHARACTERISTICS OF THE MIND FITNESS PROGRAM / SERVICE / ACTIVITY (NB: Should the program, service or activity be included into more than one category, please select the most representative category for that PSA. But, REMEMBER: THE PSA MUST BE SELECTED ONLY IN CASE THAT MENTAL FITNESS / MENTAL WELLBEING IS INCLUDED IN ITS GENERAL AIMS OR GOALS. IF NOT, YOU SHOULD NOT SELECT IT. The characteristics below are the means, not the goal)
Providing opportunities for learning and studying, Helping to improve mental fitness / wellbeing by learning digital competences (TIC)
Other: Mental health promotion in general
COST FOR PARTICIPATION, FEES (in Euros):N/A N/A N/A
(EXPECTED) DURATION OF THE Programme/Service/Activity: N/A
Begin (Month/Year, e. g. 02/2012):N/A
End (Month/Year, e. g. 02/2012):N/A or Number of weeks:N/A
Number of units:2
Hours per unit:3

5 - PROGRAM / SERVICE / ACTIVITY PURPOSES
The aim of MindHealth is to equip teachers, human resource professionals and care workers to understand the critical factors in promoting mental wellbeing across the life span. Through the e-learning course and face-to-face training these groups are helped to promote mental wellbeing. In addition it builds on the work of ProMenPol which provides a database of mental health promotion tools (also for older people).

The MindHealth e-learning course aims to provide hands-on information and support for the planning, implementation and evaluation of mental health promotion.

The aims of MindHealth face-to-face training is: to introduce participants into MindHealth, into the issue of mental health promotion and into the e-learning course (common and setting-specific). The participants were given an insight on the modules and topics and were instructed how to access the e-learning course. Furthermore one exercise of the setting-specific e-learning course was selected for assignment.

6 - RESOURCES
a.- Which materials were used?
There is an online e-learning course and a face-to-face training. The e-learning has a generic programme part and a training part for each of the setting. The training for the setting of older people includes 5 modules and has several sub-themes. The face-to-face training eg used presentation materials, flip charts, working sheets.
b.- Who conducted the program / service activity? (What role, what qualifications, etc.)
The courses were developed in an European partnership project funded by the European Commission including partners from Ireland (Work Research Centre, Irish Business and Employers Confederation), Germany (Institute for Occupational Safety and Health), Greece (Eworx S.A.), Austria (Research Institute of the Red Cross), Estonia (Estonian-Swedish Mental Health and Suicidology Institute), and Finland (National Institute for Health and Welfare).

7 - METHODOLOGY USED (presentations, pair work, group work, peers, mentors, blended
learning, e-learning, etc.)
In the Common Module there are e-learning materials on mental health promotion that can be applied in any setting, e.g. General Principles of Managing or Co-ordinating mental health promotion or individually focused interventions. In each of the settings specific modules there are material that is relevant only to that setting, such as background information, worksheets, checklists etc.

8 - PROGRAM / SERVICE / ACTIVITY SUMMARY DESCRIPTION
The MindHealth e-learning course is divided into 4 areas: the Common Training Programme and a training programme for each of the School, Workplace and Older People’s Settings. The homepage text advises that all modules should be worked through.
The modules of the e-learning consist of the following themes:
1. Common Training Programme: An Introduction to Mental Health and Mental Illness Throughout the Lifespan, General Principles of Managing or Co-ordinating Mental Health Promotion, Environmental Factors in the Protection and Promotion of Mental Health, Individual Factors in the Protection and Promotion of Mental Health, Environmentally Focused Interventions, Individually Focused Interventions, Measuring and Improving Mental Health Promotion Outcomes.
2. The Older People’s Setting Training: Introduction, Mental Health in Older People, Making the Case for Mental Health, Capacity Building in Mental Health, Steps for Managing Mental Health Projects in the Older People’s Residential Setting.
The face-to-face training has the following structure:
1. 1st Training session: Welcome and introduction, presentation of MindHealth project, content and functionality of the e-learning course, introduction to the exercise.
2. 2nd training session: Welcome, exchange of experience: using the e-learning course and exercise comparison, feedback on MindHealth course

9 - ADDITIONAL COMMENTS / CONCLUSIONS / RECOMMENDATIONS FOR OUR
MATERIAL/COURSE
N/A

10 - RELATED REFERENCES (BIBLIOGRAPHY AND/OR INTERNET LINKS)

MindHealth. (2013, 29.03.2013). MindHealth - Training for mental health promotion. from http://www.mentalhealthpromotion.net/?i=training.en

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Last Updated On Wednesday, 07 August 2013 13:26 By José Jesús Delgado