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Training programme for improved health and quality of life of people with mental health disorders
Date du début: 1 janv. 2017, Date de fin: 30 juin 2018 PROJET  TERMINÉ 

Mental health is a public health problem that the majority of European countries have recognized as a priority area in recent years. - Around two-thirds of people with a mental disorder have one or more comorbid health conditions (Jones, Macias, Barreira et al. 2004; Dickerson, Brown, Daumit et al. 2006 cited by Knol, Pritchett & Dunkin, 2010). Mental disorders are responsible and simultaneously affected by various chronic diseases like cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes, raising the probability of disability and premature mortality. In this context, literature mentions that people suffering from depression are more vulnerable to develop myocardial infarction and diabetes, and in the other hand, myocardial infarction and diabetes increases the chance of depression. Therefore this project proposes a concept of physical activities and healthy diet for people with mental health disorders. This concept will be applicable throughout the EU. On one side it will educate professionals working with the target group and on the other side it motivates the target group to participate in sports activities. This initiative also addresses the EU gender equality strategy and 7 of the 8 declared priority areas of the EU Disability Strategy.

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