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6 Research Items
February 2018 - December 2020
Cancer Society of Finland
- Health Promotion Specialist
- Health promotion work in cooperation with educational institutions, hospitals and other associations in the areas of North Savo, North Karelia and Saimaa Cancer Foundations.
Findings on children’s mental health promotion at the policy level are scarce, and the perceptions of the municipal administration on factors affecting children’s mental health have not been reported. This study describes the perspectives of policymakers and leading officeholders on promotive and risk factors for children’s mental health in a socio...
Aim To describe promotive and risk factors for children's mental health at the individual, interpersonal, organizational, community and public policy levels of the socioecological environment. Design A descriptive qualitative interview study. Methods Data were collected in Finland during autumn 2019 via semi-structured interviews. Participants (n...
Promotion of children’s mental health (MH) plays an important role in preventing further MH problems. In Finland, the wellbeing of children is supported in early childhood education and care (ECEC), basic education, maternity clinics, and child health clinics. Providing these services for children and families requires multiprofessional collaborati...
Aims: Little is known about how municipal strategies, programmes and plans pay attention to the promotion of children’s mental health and whether it is discussed and reported in the municipal councils, boards and committees. The purpose of this study was to examine how municipalities in one Finnish region promote mental health, with a focus on the...
The purpose of this study was to describe what channels of information acquisition are used in municipal committees and what kind of information the elected representatives and officials in the committees feel they need in policy measures related to the well-being of children and young people. The research data (n=13) were collected through qualita...
Purpose Early detection and timely treatment of child psychiatric problems require multi-professional collaboration and interaction between primary and specialized health care. The “eHealth Services for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (eCAP), 2015-2018” project aims at improving child psychiatric services in peripheral areas by developing eHealth t...
School and daycare are important developmental environments for children, and therefore the professionals working in them have a key role in detecting and reacting to children’s mental health problems. This study aimed to explore the teachers’ means to preventively support the children with mental health problems in school or daycare, and to find o...
Promoting health of children and young people belongs to the strategic decision-making in municipalities. The project HEPCOM (Promoting Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in Local Communities, 2013-2016, 16 European countries) aims to promote the health of children and young people by increasing physical activity and healthy nutrition. One concre...