About this site
This is psychenet
psychenet is a network which consists of over 60 Hamburg-based scientific and medical institutions, counselling centres, the Senate and the Chamber of Commerce of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, companies as well as patients' and relatives' associations.
Together, we work on testing innovative care models. These should decisively improve the prevention and treatment of mental illnesses in the region.
The Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) is funding psychenet from 2011 to 2014.
The network on the net
In the framework of psychenet, in our own sub-project II "Internet portal and communication platform", the website psychenet.de is realised. psychenet.de is also part of an awareness campaign which wishes to improve awareness and knowledge about mental illnesses in the Hamburg population.
With psychenet.de we want to provide easily understandable and evidence-based information and decision aids, as well as offers for self-help and networking, we wish to strengthen the awareness and participation of people with mental health problems and their family members.
Moreover, the portal serves purposes of information and networking of the sub-projects, the cooperation partners and all treatment providers and institutions involved in psychenet.
Information on psychenet.de
In the area of Mental Health, people with mental health problems, their family members, and interested parties can gain easily understandable and reliable health information on common mental illnesses and receive useful information on the themes of alcohol consumption in adolescence and health promotion in companies.
In the area of Finding help (german version), children, adolescents, and adults with mental health problems and their family members are given an overview of the Hamburg help system, first contact points for crisis situations, and tips on searching for physicians and psychotherapists.
The award-winning cinema adverts of our awareness campaign can be found in the Campaign area.
How information on psychenet.de is developed
Project information (i.e. useful information on psychenet, on the respective sub-projects, cooperation partners and our activities in the health region of Hamburg) is compiled by the editorial coordinators and checked by the editorial management and the project leadership organisation.
Clinical contents (i.e. information on themes of mental health, on mental illnesses and on help possibilities in the region of Hamburg) are compiled with the involvement of experts in the respective area. The authors of the content and their qualifications are named at the end of each page.
All clinical contents are checked by PD Dr. Jörg Dirmaier (Psychological psychotherapist) and Prof. Dr. Dr. Martin Härter (Physician and Psychological psychotherapist). Additionally, the texts are revised in terms of comprehensibility by people with experience of mental health problems and journalists.
The project information is continuously updated. The clinical contents are checked in terms of validity at least every six months.
The editorial staff
Editorial management: Prof. Dr. Dr. Martin Härter, PD Dr. Jörg Dirmaier, Dr. Sarah Liebherz
Department of Medical Psychology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf