Launch of the ‘Inter-Active Living for Mental Health’ project
Inter-Active Living for Mental Health (InALMH) project formally started last week with the kick-off meeting in Athens and will continue until June 2021.
With the leadership of the European Network of Active Living for Mental Health (ENALMH) the 11 project partners met for two days to review the timeline and milestones of the InALMH project. One of the novelties and strength of this consortium is its diversity including organisations related to sport or mental health, from umbrella organisations to service providers and universities, which include: University of Thessaly (GR), Sport and Citizenship Think tank (FR), the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (GR), ARISMA (IT), Fokus CR ZS (CZ), Porto Polytechnic Institute (PT), Merseyside Expanding Horizons (UK), Alzheimer’s Hellas, GAMIAN Europe (BE), Mental Health Europe (BE) and the International Sport & Culture Association (DN).
This consortium will collaborate together in sight of encouraging greater participation in sport and physical activity (SPA) to prevent mental health difficulties. To do so, InALMH seeks to fill the gap between general policies and actual incorporation of sport and physical activity in the wider context of mental health. The project will deliver EU guideline recommendation for SPA for mental health, and is set to further develop an interactive online platform bridging, for the first time, mental health and SPA. More information soon to come!