This represents the only “Network of Excellence” 2017 awarded by this national programme for promoting scientific research headed by the University of Jaén. It is also one of only two networks (2% of total grants) for groups whose object of study is psychology

9/10/2018.- The research network for the PROmotion of EMotional mental health in Adolescents (PROEMA), which comes under the interdisciplinary research network for the psychological assessment and PROmotion of mental health and EMotional well-being in young people (PROEM), headed by the University of Jaén, has obtained the only subsidy grant for promoting mental health within the “Networks of Excellence” 2017 scheme awarded by the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities.

This is a grant that comes under the National Programme for Fostering Excellence in Scientific and Technical Research and, more specifically, under the State Subprogramme for Knowledge Generation 2013-2016. Its aim is to create and develop networks of research groups geared towards improving the research results achieved, fostering overall network coordination, and contributing to the management of national and international R&D&I strategic initiatives.

From this perspective, it is the second consecutive occasion in which the PROEM network has received one of these grants, following that obtained in the 2015 call by the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness. Furthermore, it is the only one awarded to the University of Jaén in this 2017 call, and one of two whose research endeavours revolve around the field of psychology. Both networks of excellence are the only ones awarded to the University of Jaén as coordinators.

This new grant will lend continuity to the work undertaken by the PROEM network over the last two years under the leadership of the University of Jaén’s EI_CTS3 Research Team, joined by research members from the Complutense University of Madrid, the University of the Basque Country, the University of Córdoba, the Miguel Hernández University, the Rovira i Virgili University and Deusto University. It will also enable ongoing collaboration alongside research groups from other tertiary institutions, community healthcare professionals, policymakers, guidance and counseling groups, minority groups and end-users.

The funding obtained, which will last until mid 2020, will provide for personnel, organisational costs and support for the network’s scientific and technical activities as well as other expenses related to the development and implementation of organised activities as detailed on the www.redproem.es website.

 

Meeting with INJUVE to mark World Mental Health Day

According to Luis Joaquín García, PI of the PROEM network, “this grant is recognition of the work carried out by the entire network team in creating and disseminating the report and roadmap on the state of the art, needs and recommendations for improving psychological assessment in young people”.

In this respect, the researcher with the Department of Psychology at the University of Jaén underlines the importance of continuing to promote mental health through initiatives including “World Mental Health Day which takes place this Wednesday, 10 October. To mark the event, the PROEM network is travelling to Madrid to meet with Ruth Carrasco, Director of the Youth Institute (INJUVE), an agency attached to the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality, to discuss possible joint actions”.

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