The 1st seminar of the School Children Mental Health (SCMHE) project: a European multi country survey

This seminar will present the results of 7 primary schools children large surveys measuring mental and physical health, social factors, life styles, learning abilities, parental mental health and attitudes and use of care totaling data on 9000 children: the School Children Mental Health (SCMHE) EU supported project (Germany, Netherlands, Bulgaria, Romania, Italy, Lithuania, Turkey).

Main topics:

  • Impacts of children mental health problems on their daily life
  • Mental health problems and school learning difficulties
  • Risk factor associated with children mental health problems (familial and social environment)
  • Mental health problems and use of care

Place: Reid Hall, 4 rue de Chevreuse, 75006 Paris

Registration and general information:

Thursday 8 December 2011

Chairwoman: Anne TURSZ (INSERM U 988/CERMES)

9.00: Registration / Checking In

9.15 – 9.30: Welcome and Introduction

Jürgen SCHEFTLEIN (DG SANCO, Luxemburg)

1st part: Main Findings

 9.30 – 10.00: School children mental health across Europe: methodology, prevalence and main risk factors. Viviane KOVESS-MASFETY, Ondine Pez (EHESP – EA 4069 Paris Descartes Research Unit, France)

 10.00 – 10.20: The association of children mental health problems and Learning difficulties at school. Viviane KOVESS-MASFETY, Ondine Pez (EHESP – EA 4069 Paris Descartes Research Unit, France)

10.20 – 10.30: Break

10.30 – 10.40: Association between parental mental health, Parent-child relationship, Parenting and children mental health problems in 7 European countries. Roy OTTEN (Faculty of Social Sciences, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands)

10.40– 11.00: Mental health problems and use of care in Primary school aged children: comparisons across 7 European countries. Zlatka MIHOVA (Foundation for Human Relations, Sofia, Bulgaria)

11.00 – 11.20: Discutants


11.20 -11.40: General discussion

11 40- 12.00: 1st conclusions with J.Sheftlein:

12.00-14.00: Lunch break

2nd part: Methodological issues

14.00 – 14.20: Introduction on methodological issues

14.20 – 14.40: Validation of the instruments: SDQ Parent and teacher in eight European countries. Ondine PEZ (EA 4069 Paris – Descartes — EHESP Rennes, France)

14.40 – 15.00: Coherence between parents and teachers opinions on children mental health disorders and its impact on the treatment access in contrasted European countries. Adina BITFOI (The Romanian League for Mental Health, Bucharest, Romania)

15.00– 15.20: Divergences and coherences between parents and teachers evaluation of impact on children’s mental health problems and school learning. Mauro CARTA (Associazione Universita Europea del Mediterraneo, Cagliari, Italy)

15.20 – 15.35: Break

3rd part: promotion prevention programs

15.35 –15.50: Introduction on promotion prevention programs

15.50 – 16.10: Promoting mental health in Primary schools in order to ameliorate school learning from the SCMHE project (Focus on each participating countries). Peter PAULUS (Institute of Psychology, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany)

16.10 – 16.30: How promoting mental health sevices at schools: focus on Lithuania. Sigita LESINSKIENE (Centre of child psychiatry and Social pediatrics, Vilnius, Lithuania)

16.30 -17.00: General discussion

17.00 – 17.20: Seminar conclusion with Viviane Kovess

Download the programme of the 1st seminar of the School Children Mental Health (SCMHE) project (pdf, 102 kb)

Publié le 15 novembre 2011