The Stavros Niarchos Basis has introduced a $15 million grant in assist of efforts to enhance entry to psychological well being care for youngsters and youth in Greece.

The grant will assist a public-private partnership with the New York Metropolis-based Baby Thoughts Institute and the Greek Ministry of Well being aimed toward strengthening evidence-based prevention, evaluation, and remedy providers for youngsters and youth with psychological well being points, together with a complete specialist care and referral system. Amongst different issues, the initiative will  present coaching to assist these working with kids higher determine and stop behavioral well being points, in addition to a helpline that medical professionals can use as a remedy useful resource; set up a referral heart for acute and sophisticated little one psychological well being instances; and assist care suppliers construct out their tele-health capability and develop on-line instruments for households and clinicians.

The grant was awarded via SNF’s $500 million Well being Initiative, which goals to strengthen the general public well being system in Greece an guarantee entry to high quality well being take care of all.

“Each little one deserves entry to skilled, compassionate, and dignified well being care — together with for psychological well being — and this program represents a big first step within the effort towards a brand new paradigm for youngsters’s psychological well being in Greece,” mentioned SNF co-president Andreas Dracopoulos. “The deep experience that the Baby Thoughts Institute, a revered international chief within the discipline, will share and additional develop with Greek colleagues might contribute to the inspiration of a scientific, evidence-based strategy to addressing actual wants within the nation, with a deal with youthful generations.”