Rationale and content of psychenet: the Hamburg Network for Mental Health

  • Martin Härter
  • Maren Kentgens
  • Andreas Brandes
  • Thomas Bock
  • Jörg Dirmaier
  • Melanie Erzberger
  • Werner Fürstenberg
  • Bernd Hillebrandt
  • Anne Karow
  • Olaf von dem Knesebeck
  • Hans-Helmut König
  • Bernd Löwe
  • Hans-Jochim Meyer
  • Georg Romer
  • Tuula Rouhiainen
  • Martin Scherer
  • Rainer Thomasius
  • Birgit Watzke
  • Karl Wegscheider
  • Martin Lambert
Original Paper

Abstract

With the public-funded research and development project psychenet: the Hamburg Network for Mental Health (2011–2014), the Federal Ministry of Education and Research contributes to strengthening healthcare regions in Germany by establishing new trans-sectoral cooperations and implement and evaluate selected innovations. More than 60 partners from research, health care, health industry and government in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg are promoting innovative measures to improve the treatment for mental disorders. The main objective is to implement integrated healthcare networks based on evidence for effective treatment methods, deriving from high-quality research throughout five indications such as psychosis, depression, somatoform and functional syndromes, anorexia and bulimia and addiction illnesses in adolescence. Those networks are accompanied by additional measures, for example, for improving information and education, addressing occupational health or strengthening the participation of patients and their families suffering from mental illness.

Keywords

Mental health Integrated health care Evidence-based medicine Guidelines Complex interventions 

Notes

Acknowledgments

psychenet: Hamburg Network for Mental Health” is a project funded by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) from 2011 to 2014, with which the City of Hamburg was given the title “Health Region of the Future” in 2010. The aim of the project is to promote mental health today and in the future, and to achieve an early diagnosis of and effective treatment for mental illnesses. Further information and a list of all project partners can be found at www.psychenet.de.

Conflict of interest

Martin Lambert has received grant/research support from AstraZeneca and Janssen-Cilag, and honoraria from AstraZeneca, EliLilly, Janssen-Cilag and Bristol-Myers Squibb and has served on speakers boards for AstraZeneca, Janssen-Cilag and Eli Lilly. Anne Karow has received grant/research support from Bristol-Myers Squibb and Eli Lilly and has served on speaker boards for AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Janssen-Cilag, Eli Lilly and Pfizer. The other authors declare that they have no conflict of interest. This article is part of the supplement “Personalized Psychiatry and Psychotherapy“. This supplement was not sponsored by outside commercial interests. It was funded by the German Association for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (DGPPN).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Härter
    • 1
  • Maren Kentgens
    • 2
  • Andreas Brandes
    • 2
  • Thomas Bock
    • 3
  • Jörg Dirmaier
    • 1
  • Melanie Erzberger
    • 4
  • Werner Fürstenberg
    • 4
  • Bernd Hillebrandt
    • 2
  • Anne Karow
    • 3
  • Olaf von dem Knesebeck
    • 5
  • Hans-Helmut König
    • 5
  • Bernd Löwe
    • 6
  • Hans-Jochim Meyer
    • 7
  • Georg Romer
    • 8
  • Tuula Rouhiainen
    • 9
  • Martin Scherer
    • 10
  • Rainer Thomasius
    • 11
  • Birgit Watzke
    • 1
  • Karl Wegscheider
    • 12
  • Martin Lambert
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Medical PsychologyUniversity Medical Centre Hamburg-EppendorfHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Gesundheitswirtschaft Hamburg GmbHHamburgGermany
  3. 3.Department of Psychiatry and PsychotherapyUKEHamburgGermany
  4. 4.Fürstenberg InstituteHamburgGermany
  5. 5.Department of Medical Sociology and Health EconomicsUKEHamburgGermany
  6. 6.Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, and Schön Klinik Hamburg EilbekUKEHamburgGermany
  7. 7.Regional Association of Relatives HamburgHamburgGermany
  8. 8.Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and PsychotherapyUKEHamburgGermany
  9. 9.Regional User Organisation of People with Psychiatric ExperienceHamburgGermany
  10. 10.Department of Primary Medical CareUKEHamburgGermany
  11. 11.German Centre for Addiction Research in Childhood and AdolescenceUKEHamburgGermany
  12. 12.Department of Medical Biometry and EpidemiologyUKEHamburgGermany

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