Projects in mental health

The Trimbos Institute furthers research and implementation in mental healthcare through a variety of research studies, program evaluation, policy projects, and implementation work. Examples of this work are below.

Related Mental Health Projects

Addiction, psychological problems, and homelessness

Addiction and psychological problems play a large role in homelessness. In the Netherlands, care and shelter for the homeless is addressed at the municipal level.

For more information, contact Michel Planije


Am I in the picture?

Am I in the picture? provides assistance against stigma and discrimination as a consequence of mental health disorders.


Children of parents with psychological or addiction problems

Children of parents with psychological or addiction problems are vulnerable but often invisible. The Trimbos Institute offers guidance on how to identify these children, how to offer them and their families needed support and services, and how to reduce future risks with these populations.

For more information, contact Rianne van der Zanden


Chin up parents (Kop Op Ouders)

The e-mental health platform Chin up parents (Kopopouders) was developed by Trimbos for parents with mental health problems or addiction.

For more information, contact Rianne van der Zanden


Cognitive fitness

The project Cognitive Fitness focuses on two problems that are common among individuals with psychiatric disorders: problems in cognitive functioning (planning, attention, and memory), and poor physical health.

For more information, contact Maaike van Vugt


Colour your life

Colour your life is an evidence-based and successful blended program for those with depressive symptoms.

For more information, contact Odile Smeets


Control yourself

Control Yourself is an internet application for individuals with severe mental health disorders, for their informal caregivers, and for care professionals.


Culturally sensitive extension for the multidisciplinary guideline for schizophrenia

The Trimbos Institute has developed the Culturally Sensitive Extension for the Multidisciplinary Guideline for Schizophrenia, in collaboration with delegates from different various professional associations and under the supervision of psychiatrist Natalie Veen.

For more information, contact Matthijs Oud


Dementia and the Trimbos Institute

The Trimbos Institute aims to develop and translate knowledge that contributes to the improvement of mental healthcare, quality of life and psychological well-being of people with dementia and their caregivers.

For more information, contact Marjolein Veerbeek - Senster


Dementia glasses

Through Dementia Glasses, professional and lay caregivers can experience dementia themselves with virtual reality glasses that simulate the experiences of those with dementia.

For more information, contact Marjolein Veerbeek - Senster


Depression free

Depression Free is a web-based therapeutic intervention based on an empirically effective group therapy model from the University of Groningen.


Development, testing, and dissemination of video games that prevent and treat anxiety and depression in children and adolescents

Development, testing, and dissemination of video games that prevent and treat anxiety and depression in children and adolescents is a multidisciplinary research and implementation program that uses specially developed video games.


Door-to-door social inclusion in a multi-ethnic problem neighbourhood

Social inclusion of people who are in long-term unemployment situations is a major challenge, particularly in densely populated large city neighborhoods such as the Schilderswijk in The Hague.

For more information, contact Harry Michon


EU-Compass for Action on Mental Health and Well-being

The EU Compass for Action on Mental Health and Well-being, initiated in 2015, is an EU funded tender carried out by Trimbos Institute together with an international consortium,

For more information, contact Ionela Petrea


EUCOMS

EUCOMS aims to support the implementation of quality community based mental health care services focused on prevention, treatment and recovery of people experiencing mental ill health in Europe and beyond.

For more information, contact Marjonneke de Vetten


Health Behavior in School-aged Children

The Health Behavior in School-aged Children (HBSC) survey collects data every four years on 11-, 13- and 15-year-old boys' and girls' health and well-being, social environments, and health behaviors. HBSC includes 44 countries and regions across Europe and North America.

For more information, contact Saskia van Dorsselaer


LEDD: National expertise and implementation center for dual diagnosis

LEDD is a national implementation center which provides institutions with advice on the treatment of persons affected by dual disorders and/or diagnoses.

For more information, contact Anneke van Wamel


Living Arrangements for people with Dementia

The Trimbos Institute is involved in the Living Arrangements for people with Dementia study (LAD-study).

For more information, contact Bernadette Willemse


Living in the plus

The Trimbos Institute has developed and evaluated an Internet-based intervention called Living in the Plus.

For more information, contact Bernadette Willemse


Loss: an app to offer mental support to parents have lost babies

Losing a baby can be one of the hardest moments in a parent's life. The Trimbos Institute has developed an app to support parents as they grieve their loss, offering support and connection with other parents in similar situations.


Master your Mood (Grip Op Je Dip)

The e-mental health platform Master your mood (Gripopjedip) was developed by Trimbos, in cooperation with mental health offices, for teens and young adults with depressive symptoms.

For more information, contact Rianne van der Zanden


Monitoring deinstitutionalization and mental healthcare system reform

In 2015, the Trimbos Institute began the Reforming the long-term Mental Health Sector project. The monitor was commissioned by the Ministry of Health, Welfare, and Sports.


Monitoring the living arrangements for those with dementia

The Trimbos Institute conducts research to understand the living arrangements of those with dementia.

For more information, contact Bernadette Willemse


National Panel: Psychologically Respected

In 2010 the Trimbos Institute initiated the panel Psychologically Respected, a large, national panel by and for people with mental health conditions.

For more information, contact Harry Michon


NEMESIS-2 study

The Trimbos Institute is involved in large scale, longitudinal research monitoring the mental health of the Dutch population between the ages 18 to 64 years old as part of the Netherlands Mental Health Survey and Incidence Study (NEMESIS-2).

For more information, contact Margreet ten Have


Prescription for well-being

The Trimbos Institute has developed the project Prescription for Well-being for those with psychosocial problems.

For more information, contact Henny Sinnema


Psyfit – an online training to improve mental fitness

Psyfit is a fully automated self-help intervention aimed at improving well-being by stimulating personal growth and positive functioning. T

For more information, contact Linda Bolier


RECOVER-E: implementation (Horizon 2020)

Together with 15 partners from 11 countries, the Trimbos Institute succeeded to realize funds of more than EUR 3.3 Million for a 3,5 year H2020 project called RECOVER-E. The project starts on January 1st 2018 to implement Community Mental Health Care Centres in pilot regions in 5 European countries.

For more information, contact Laura Shields - Zeeman


RECOVER-E: implementation (Horizon 2020)

Together with 15 partners from 11 countries, the Trimbos Institute succeeded to realize funds of more than EUR 3.3 Million for a 3,5 year H2020 project called RECOVER-E. The project starts on January 1st 2018 to implement Community Mental Health Care Centres in pilot regions in 5 European countries.

For more information, contact Laura Shields - Zeeman


RECOVER-E: implementation (Horizon 2020)

Together with 15 partners from 11 countries, the Trimbos Institute succeeded to realize funds of more than EUR 3.3 Million for a 3,5 year H2020 project called RECOVER-E. The project starts on January 1st 2018 to implement Community Mental Health Care Centres in pilot regions in 5 European countries.

For more information, contact Laura Shields - Zeeman


RECOVER-E: implementation (Horizon 2020)

Together with 15 partners from 11 countries, the Trimbos Institute succeeded to realize funds of more than EUR 3.3 Million for a 3,5 year H2020 project called RECOVER-E. The project starts on January 1st 2018 to implement Community Mental Health Care Centres in pilot regions in 5 European countries.

For more information, contact Laura Shields - Zeeman


RECOVER-E: implementation (Horizon 2020)

Together with 15 partners from 11 countries, the Trimbos Institute succeeded to realize funds of more than EUR 3.3 Million for a 3,5 year H2020 project called RECOVER-E. The project starts on January 1st 2018 to implement Community Mental Health Care Centres in pilot regions in 5 European countries.

For more information, contact Laura Shields - Zeeman


Reform of mental health services in Moldova

Trimbos Moldova, located in Chișinău, is the local contact point and organizer for Trimbos's efforts in Moldova.

For more information, contact Laura Shields - Zeeman


Reform of mental health services in Moldova

Trimbos Moldova, located in Chișinău, is the local contact point and organizer for Trimbos's efforts in Moldova.

For more information, contact Laura Shields - Zeeman


Reform of mental health services in Moldova

Trimbos Moldova, located in Chișinău, is the local contact point and organizer for Trimbos's efforts in Moldova.

For more information, contact Laura Shields - Zeeman


Return@Work

The Trimbos Institute offers an online program called Return@Work to motivate absent employees to (partially) return to work.

For more information, contact Daniëlle Volker


Robbin: Mental support app for those with breast cancer

Robbin is an mental support app for women with breast cancer.


Schizophrenia decision support tool

For people with psychotic illness and their friends and relatives, a digital decision aid for schizophrenia is now available. It informs them about the nature of at disorder and it helps them, in consultation with a healthcare professional, to make optimal choices in terms of care and services.

For more information, contact Daniëlle Meije


SPIRIT: Suicide prevention India (NIMH)

SPIRIT (Suicide Prevention and Implementation Research Initiative) is a 5-year implementation research hub in India and Bangladesh funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), USA.

For more information, contact Laura Shields - Zeeman


SPIRIT: Suicide prevention India (NIMH)

SPIRIT (Suicide Prevention and Implementation Research Initiative) is a 5-year implementation research hub in India and Bangladesh funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), USA.

For more information, contact Laura Shields - Zeeman


The payoff of research in the field of mental health care

The Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development (ZonMw) invested 39 million Euros in 158 GGz studies in the period 2010-2015.

For more information, contact Joran Lokkerbol


Through the D’mentia Lens

The Trimbos Institute, in cooperation with the VU University of Amsterdam and the University of Queensland, Australia, has developed a program to deepen knowledge and understanding of life with dementia: Through the D'mentia Lens.

For more information, contact Bernadette Willemse


Vital signs for mental health

The website Vital Signs for Mental Health was developed by the Trimbos Institute to support mental fitness.

For more information, contact Odile Smeets


WMH (World Mental Health)-WHO survey initiative

The WMH (World Mental Health)-WHO survey initiative is a project of the Assessment, Classification, and Epidemiology (ACE) Group at the World Health Organization.

For more information, contact Margreet ten Have


Worries (Kopstoring)

The e-mental health platform Worries (Kopstoring) was developed by Trimbos, in cooperation with mental health offices, for teens and young adults with parents with mental health problems or addiction.

For more information, contact Rianne van der Zanden


Worry less, Stress less, and Sleep better

The complaint-directed mini-interventions, Worry less, Stress less, and Sleep better, are short web-based self-help interventions without therapist guidance.


You and divorce

You and Divorce is an intervention for children and parents who are going through a divorce. You and Divorce offers support for children aged 8 to 12 and their parents. The project was developed based on experience, literature, and research.

For more information, contact Ireen de Graaf