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Thematic Innovation Ecosystems on Mental Health – Adolescent Mental Health

16th September 2021 @ 15:30 17:00

The 2nd in the series of Thematic Innovation Ecosystems targeting Mental Health will be host on 16th September under the topic “Adolescent Mental Health”.

This ecosystem is led by our Digital Health Rheinland Ecosystem – Germany and  Norway Health Tech Ecosystem


Welcome & Introduction

  • Andy  Bleaden, Communities Director at ECHAlliance - UK

Keynote: Mental health needs of young adults​

  • Dr. Jenni Konttila, Project Designer at Northern Ostrobothnia Hospital District – Finland

Keynote: Mental health during the pandemic -“What have we experienced, and where do we go from here?”

  • Morten Ørbæk, Head of department of Children’s and Adolescent’s Mental Health at Oslo University Hospital – Norway

Keynote: Youth resilience in pandemic times – leaving no one behind

  • Pr. Dr. Karla Verlinden, Professor of Education, Catholic University of Applied Sciences, Licensed child and adolescent psychotherapist – Germany

Good practice: Success of apps / digital solutions addressed to mental health impact for children and young adults​

  • Dr. Mark Grindle, Writer and Senior Researcher in Digital Health at University of the Highlands and Islands – Scotland
  • Martin Rademacher, Founder at BuddahBoo App – Germany
  • Dr. Jenni Konttila, Project Designer at  at Northern Ostrobothnia Hospital District – Finland
  • Finneen Bradley, Careers Academy Manager & Deputy Head of Learner Services at North West Regional College – Northern Ireland

Panel Discussion​

  • Moderated by Dr. Alexia Zurkuhlen, Head at​ HealthRegion CologneBonn – Germany

Conclusions Remarks

  • Andy  Bleaden, Communities Director at ECHAlliance - UK