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The PROMISE project was a European collaboration between partners in Spain, France, Slovenia, Denmark, Hungary and the UK. The project is funded by the European Commission with commencement in 2009 and completion in 2012. PROMISE was co-ordinated by Professor Peter Ryan at Middlesex University.


The PROMISE project aimed to develop and disseminate multi-disciplinary mental health promotion training guidelines and training programmes for professionals. These will be generic and also specific in relation to suicide, depression, and alcohol & drug abuse. A specific innovation is the involvement of mental health service users in developing the guidelines and programmes with a special emphasis on positive mental health, healthy living, diet and exercise. The European health inequalities agenda is addressed through ensuring a dissemination focus which embraces Southern Eastern and Baltic European areas.

Promise Publications:

Da Silva K, Zager Kocjan G. Indicators for training professionals in the area of depression and suicide, and a model training programme. Socialno delo 51(5), 2012

Da Silva K. The PROMISE European Guidelines for training professionals on mental health promotion: evaluating implementation in the area of depression and suicide. Socialno delo 51(5), 2012

Flores P, Leahy E, Sorro M, Izquierdo E, Masferrer C. The empowerment and sharing of knowledge among mental health service users: bridging the gap between the users and the mental health institution. Int J Integrated Care, 9, 2009

Greacen T, Jouet E, Ryan P, Cserhati Z, Grebenc V, Griffiths C, Hansen B, Leahy E, da Silva KM, Sabić A, De Marco A, Flores P. Developing European guidelines for training care professionals in mental health promotion. BMC Public Health. 2012 Dec 27;12:1114.

Grebenc V. The implications of the PROMISE European Training Guidelines for Social Workers. Socialno delo 51(5), 2012

Odro AB, Dadzie LK, Collins D, Lodoiska R, Ryan R. Mental Health Nursing and Mental Health Promotion: a UK Case Example. Socialno delo 51(5), 2012

Plette R. Mentálhigiénés szemlélet fejlesztése és elterjesztése a munkahelyeken – a PROMISE program bemutatása. Munkavédelmi, Tűzvédelmi és Foglalkozás-egészségügyi Tanácsadó 7. szám, 68, 2011

Šabić A. The concept of mental health promotion as a basis for rethinking preventive actions in the field of addiction. Socialno delo 51(5), 2012 

Last updated:04.06.2014

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