Joint gathering in Forhelse December 2nd 2021

The centre had its opening in december 2022, and the pandemic has set limits for physical meetings until this autumn. On September 2nd, all the partners in the center gathered for the first physical joint meeting in the center.

There was a presentation round where all partners talked about their projects, with both goals and challenges. The project “Youth with anxiety” was presented by Ragnhild Thornam from Bergen municipality, we heard about the work in Health in Hardanger from Sissel Aase Børve. Chairman of the board Jonny Klemetsen from the business partner YouWell presented objectives for the work package with digital psychiatric treatments and effect studies. The cost-benefit work package was presented by Vidar Halsteinli from St. Olavs, we heard updates from eMeistring Bergen and eMestring Vestfold, and the implementation work package was presented by Robin Kenter.

Furthermore, work was done on the work plan for 2022. Led by the work package leaders, the details for 2022 were discussed in groups, with clarifications, division of work, objectives and delivery plans. Then work was done on risk factors and relevant measures related to this.

There is great value in meeting physically and being able to work together on subjects, but also having the informal break conversations and joint lunch. We see that new collaborations and networks are emerging, which in turn create good synergy effects and are completely in line with the goal of what such a center should be.

We are already looking forward to the next physical gathering the upcoming spring.

These partners in Forhelse were present: Bergen kommune, CheckWare, eMeistring Bergen, eMestring Vestfold, Helse Bergen, Helse i Hardanger, Lifekeys, National Center for e-Health Research, St. Olavs Hospital, University of Bergen and Youwell.

Opening of the Research Centre for Digital Mental Health Services 14.12.2020

The opening of the Research Centre for Digital Mental Health Services was launched from Grieghallen on December 14th 2020. Click on "read more" and follow the link below to watch the opening broadcast for the Research Centre for Digital Mental Health Services.

On December 14th, the Research Centre for Digital Mental Health Services was opened. Minister of Health Bent Høie was responsible for the official opening of the center. – Digital mental health services can help provide more people with the right help at the right time, and we know that many want such an offer. Treatment and coping-services on the internet will be important for patients in the future, Høie said in his opening speech. Read more about the opening and the centre on, link to case can be found HERE.


Get to know our industry partners: Youwell

Youwell is a Bergen-based IT company that focuses on making innovative digital tools and services for training and treating mental and somatic disorders. Since 2016 Youwell has been a part of the ICT lighthouse project INTROMAT, owned by Helse Bergen HF and funded by RCN. In Forhelse Youwell will contribute to work package 1 that focuses on treatment effectiveness. Managing director Jonny Klemetsen has answered our questions:

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