GeKo:mental aims to improve the mental health literacy of adolescents and young adults – especially with foreign background – through digital tools.
The project evaluates the necessity and already existing opportunities for young people to learn about mental health and to get help through digital tools. Especially people with migration background lack access to this taboo subject. Research with defined focus groups will point out how adolescents and young adults feel, act and get informed in a situation where they or relatives suffer from deterioration of mental health. This input is to be used in the development of a digital tool which provides help in detecting mental diseases and determining treatment methods – easily accessible and barrier-free, adapted to the target group and offered in several languages. Steadily conducted testing will show whether the objective of strengthening mental health literacy will be achieved.
At a Glance
|Administration||Prof. Dr. Petra Werner Staff page|
|Faculty||Faculty of Information and Communication Sciences More|
Institute of Information Management
Institute of Information Science
Research Center ‘Digital Technologies and Social Services’ (DITES) More
|Persons involved||Mendy Stoll Staff page|
|Partners||Prof. Dr. Christian Kohls More|
|Duration||2019 - 2021|
|External Partner||Prof. Dr. Elke Kalbe More|