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Tutorat Européen en Psychiatrie et Santé Mentale pour les jeunes professionnels
Start date: Sep 1, 2014, End date: Aug 31, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

In a recent publication, the Minister Eliane Tillieux, highlighted the importance of mental health and its management in a government policy. Following the Green Paper dedicated to mental health and drafted by the European Commission, many action plans were enacted with the current Belgian reform called "107",which is an outcome. Some alarming facts: stress and burnout become a leading cause of absenteeism at work, the behavior addictions reduce business productivity, suicide is one of the main mortality factors in our society which has a growing impact on life expectancy. 25% of the population claims to have fought against a psychic malaise. Facing these problems that are highly threatening the social cohesion and productivity, public policies and mental health actors are mobilized to solve these problems. In contrast to somatic medicine whose aspects are dominant technologies, working in mental health is based on the skills acquired by professional care and support. Facing these challenges, it is clear that academic training does not correspond to the fast changing evolution in the needs of the institutions. In that way, nurses, caregivers who are involved in the health sector, require additional training and one of the institution mission is to contribute at the development of its staff. The project aims to acquire a complementary European curriculum to the freshly engaged personnel in the partners That curriculum will allow them to have a better understand of their tasks in the institution. We wish to perform a test of this device for three years. We have established a network of European expertise composed of excellence centers in which the workers will go complete their training on formal and informal learning that cannot be learned from the academic training curriculum. In return, the professional form the Neuropsychiatric Centre St-Martin will be able to disseminate their knowledge to the different partners. The staff tends to hastily leave the career, which is a major cause of scarcity, by this device, we want to increase the attractiveness of the profession and support the retention of the staff in de health care institutions After different round of testing, different contact are already initiated in this direction, it will be a specialized year in psychiatry and health care that is going to be built. We will suggest a European tutoring with a European tour through three centers of excellence to new workers from 2015. During these three years of experimentation, an evaluation of the device through the center of health research located in Luxembourg, which has a great expertise on the subject, will be lead. Throughout these three years, the device will be adjusted and corrections will be implemented. This project contributes to the recommendations made by the European Commission in Belgium about the employability of employees and its cross-border mobility. A long-term ambition is in addition to the initial training to provide to the professional, skills in innovative expertise that would be integrated into a flexible and specialty adapted to technological developments and mindset to ensure an optimal quality of care. The diffusion of these innovations in mental health facilities will be organized so that all can benefit from this expertise and these feedbacks.

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