All-Russian Annual Competition for Prevention of Mental Disorders and Promotion of Mental Health Values "Healthy Generation": Results 2019 are Announced
The Project “Healthy Generation” aims to preserve the mental health of children and adolescents of the Russian Federation. It has been carried out since 2015 by the Union for Mental Health of Russia and supported by the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation.
Since then more than 1876 governmental and non-governmental organizations (non-profit organizations) from 78 regions of the Russian Federation have taken part in the competition. The competition resulted in the provision of grants in the total amount of 12 million rubles to 54 organizations for prevention of mental disorders and promotion of mental health values among children and adolescents. In addition, the participating organizations were provided with both consulting and informational services. Since 2015 more than a million of children and adolescents of the Russian Federation gained knowledge and practical skills in the field of mental health; more than a thousand of medical and non-medical specialists as well as non-specialists raised awareness about child and youth mental health; more than 4000 parents increased awareness on mental health of their children; more than 300 volunteers among children and adolescents were trained for peer education in the field of mental health; more than 30 methodological guides, recommendations, educational films on mental health issues were developed in regions of the Russian Federation; and more than 1000 representatives of the older generation were involved in adolescent-oriented work.
In 2019 the Competition was aimed at contributing to the creation of a safe and developing educational environment at schools, to prevention of deviant and illegal behavior among children and adolescents, and to professional development of teachers in the field of mental health of children and adolescents.
The Expert Council was headed by Yu. V. Voronin, the Chief Financial Commissioner of the Russian Federation. The Advisory Council included: L. P. Falkovskaya, Deputy Director of the Department of State Policy on protection of children's rights of the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation; E. G. Artamonova, Deputy Director of the State Center for Protection of the Children Rights and Interests; N. V. Treushnikova, President of the Union of Mental Health of Russia; M. N. Ludzin, Advisor for the Commissioner on the Children Rights of the Russian Federation; V.I. Borodin, Vice-President of the Union for Mental Health of Russia, a member of Problem Council for Social Psychiatry of the Serbsky Federal Medical Research Center of Psychiatry and Narcology of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, MD; P. V. Morozov, Vice-President of the Russian Society of Psychiatrists, MD; O. V. Nikitina, psychologist, expert of the Union for Mental Health of Russia.
The Expert Council announced the winners of the Competition 2019 as it follows:
- The Sukharev State Research and Practical Center for Mental Health of Children and Adolescents of the Health Department of Moscow, Moscow;
- The National Research Center of Narcology of the Serbsky Federal Medical Research Center of Psychiatry and Narcology of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Moscow;
- The non-profit Charity Organization "Crane", Moscow;
- The Krasnoyarsk regional non-profit organization for support and development of alternative educational technologies and intercultural communications "INTERRA", Krasnoyarsk;
- The Department of Education of Nyurbinsky Municipality, Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Yakutsk;
- The non-profit partnership to help people in extreme situations "Volunteer.Sib", Novosibirsk;
- The Municipal Department "Center of Psychological, Pedagogical, Medical and Social Assistance "Commonwealth", Cheboksary;
- The non-profit partnership "Regional Association of Psychologists", Yaroslavl;
- The Kiyasovsky House of Culture of the Municipal Department of Culture, Kiyasovo, Udmurtiya Republic;
- The Federal State Central Museum of Railway Transport of the Russian Federation of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, St. Petersburg;
- The Cheboksary Municipal Centralized Library System, Kugesy, Chuvash Republic.
The winners are invited to the III Congress on Mental Health: Meeting the Needs of the XXI Century with the motto “Children, Society and Future” to be held on 26-28 June 2020 in Moscow, Russia.