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Database: AT12

Created On Wednesday, 07 August 2013 12:58 By José Jesús Delgado


ID Code (e. g. HU1):
AT12
1 – MIND/MENTAL FITNESS/MENTAL WELLBEING/MEMORY/COGNITIVE TRAINING PROGRAM / SERVICE /
ACTIVITIY NAME (IN NATIONAL LANGUAGE):
MHPhandbook - Trainings-Handbücher zur Förderung der psychischen Gesundheit
ENGLISH TRANSLATION: Mental Health Promotion Handbooks (MHPhandbook)
URL
http://www.mentalhealthpromotion.net/?i=handbook.en
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:
One of the project’s main aims is to make an impact on a range of stakeholders in the mental health protection and promotion arena. These main stakeholders include: Practitioners in all three settings (leaders, implementers, experts); Researchers and Scienti¬c Community; NGOs representing mental health, public health, schools and older persons issues and the social partners; Mental Health networks; and Related projects.

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
Other: Holistic approach to the promotion of mental health
COST FOR PARTICIPATION, FEES (in Euros):N/A Free N/A
(EXPECTED) DURATION OF THE Programme/Service/Activity: Not defined
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:N/A
Hours per unit:N/A

5 - PROGRAM / SERVICE / ACTIVITY PURPOSES
MHP-Handbook is a new innovative project concerning Mental Health Promotion. Three Mental Health Promotion implementation handbooks have been developed and these are targeted at: Teachers in schools, Team leaders and managers in workplaces, Care staff and managers in older people’s residences.

The aim of MHP-Handbook is to equip these professionals with the skills to promote mental wellbeing in their organisations. The handbooks can be used to implement MHP activities within these settings. Each handbook has detailed MHP information associated with the setting, useful exercises and recommended interventions. There is a strong emphasis on practice and all those interested in accessing the handbooks are encouraged to introduce the interventions in a real life setting.

6 - RESOURCES
a.- Which materials were used?
The main material of interest here is a pdf-handbook about mental health promotion in the older people’s residential setting including basic background information about the issue, key areas for mental health promotion of older people, practical examples for the promotion of mental health (incl. materials, worksheets, checklists etc.).
b.- Who conducted the program / service activity? (What role, what qualifications, etc.)
The resources were developed in course of an EU-funded project with these partners: Work Research Center, Estonian-Swedish Mental health and Suicidology Institute, Research Institute of the Red Cross, Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Eworx S.A., Romtens Foundation, Nofer Institute of occupational Medicine.

7 - METHODOLOGY USED (presentations, pair work, group work, peers, mentors, blended
learning, e-learning, etc.)
The table of contents lists theses sections: Introduction, basics in mental health promotion, topics, methods and tools for MHP in residences for older people with 3 key areas and 9 topics for MHP interventions and 11 practical exercises for the promotion of mental health in older people which include many worksheets, tables and figures.

8 - PROGRAM / SERVICE / ACTIVITY SUMMARY DESCRIPTION
The training handbook is an implementation manuals with this content:
1. Background information about basics in Mental Health Promotion (MHP): understanding MHP (positive mental health, concept of MHP, what are “older people”, benefits of MHP in older people residences, ethical issues, needs of the population, factors for success), implementing MHP initiatives, roles and skills in MHP initiatives.
2. Topics, methods, tools for MHP: it highlight 3 main/key areas for MHP in the setting for older people which are: lifestyle choice/physical activity/exercise, relationsships/ participation/meaningful activities, early detection of MH problems/caregiver support /housing conditions of older people and discusses 9 different topics.
3. The exercises section introduces to the structure of the exercises (resources needed, remarks/notes, variations, evaluation/review) and how to work with them and then explains 11 different practical exercises on how to promote the mental health of older people. Furthermore it points to 6 additional exercises on the web.

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

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

MHP Hands Team. (2013). Mental health promotion. Older people's residential setting (handbook). MHP Hands Consortium: This handbook was funded by the EU Health Programme 2008-2013. Agreements Number: 2009 12 13.

MHP Handbook. (2013, 29.03.2013). Mental health promotion handbook. Implementation manuals for mental health promotion in three settings: schools, workplaces, and older people's homes. from http://www.mentalhealthpromotion.net/?i=handbook.en

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Last Updated On Wednesday, 07 August 2013 13:28 By José Jesús Delgado