Projects in health economics

Implementation specialists, researchers, and policymakers at the Trimbos Institute work on a variety of health economic projects, including several economic modelling studies commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Health.

Depression free

Depression Free is a web-based therapeutic intervention based on an empirically effective group therapy model from the University of Groningen. In cooperation with the Trimbos innovation program Mental Vitality, the therapy was adapted for online use. Users can perform it at home on their own time and at their own pace, receiving telephone or
email support from a therapist if needed. As SMS text messages have proven to be one way to increase therapy adherence, clients in the recovery phase of depression are sent two messages a month asking how they are doing.
Their answers are plotted on a graph. This produces an overall view of their mood patterns and helps the therapist provide targeted feedback. It also allows the recurrence of depressive symptoms to be detected more rapidly.

Psyfit: an online course in mental fitness

Psyfit is an online course that helps users to train their mental conditions. This is done through exercises, videos, tests, and tips. The six course modules emphasize happiness, goal-setting, thoughts and feelings, and relationships. For more information about the course, click here.

For more information, contact Linda Bolier