The Erasmus+ project, entitled “Sharing Good practices for Brain Education in Europe” (Share4Brain) will draw the attention of the academic and general public as well as relevant state institutions to the importance of the development of basic and clinical research in neuroscience to ensure better prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders.
The Share4Brain project aims to unite patients, brain researchers, scientists, clinicians and carers at a national level and to provide them with the skills and knowledge necessary to promote brain research and raise awareness about the societal impact of brain diseases.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is common in children, adolescents and persists into adulthood. Despite this, access to adult ADHD services is often poor, resulting in frequent gaps in care during transition. Several barriers to successful transition can be identified. Although discussed here in the context of ADHD, these issues are broadly applicable to other mental health conditions:
– Timing of the transition from Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) to Adult Mental Health Service.
– (Non) Availability of care – efficient support for Adults with ADHD in Serbia, Greece, Belgium and Turkey
– Differences in practices and culture between Child, Adolescent and adult Mental Health Service in Europe.
– Poor adherence to medication and quality of care in the transition process.
– Social stigma of mental health issues for people living with ADHD and their caregivers.
The kick-off meeting of April 2021 will celebrate World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) in Spain.
The Project meeting in Turkey will include a study visit to the lifelong education center affiliated to the Public Education Center and a study visit to the sheltered workplace for adults with autism.
The meeting in Brussels (March 2022) in collaboration with the European Brain Council will be entitled “Patient journey of adults with autism”.
The final meeting on October 2022 in Latvia will include a workshop on the role of caregivers of Adults with Autism.
In addition to the transnational mobilities, the online meetings, the webinars, a short term training will take place in Lanciano, Italy. During the 3-day training, the members of the project will visit community services in the area of Abruzzo, Italy.