Running in the FAMILY - Understanding and predicting the intergenerational transmission of mental illness

The FAMILY project aims to improve the life of mentally-ill persons and their families. FAMILY will use novel prediction models that are based on better understanding the mechanisms of intergenerational transmission of mental illness. An immediate benefit will be to open direct translational perspectives to mental health care professionals by providing new (family-based) risk prediction tools for the early identification of adults and children at risk and to deliver ethical guidelines to guide its implementation. This will accelerate preventive and treatment intervention in vulnerable families and help target resilience strategies to prevent the transition from health to disease despite high familial risk.

ICPM research group leads and implements in collaboration with consortium partners work package 8 of the FAMILY project – “Ethical aspects and social consequences of intergenerational transmission of risk and prediction of mental illness”

Project duration: 01.01.2022. - 30.09.2027.

Project ID No.: 101057529

Total funding: 483 781 EUR

Project scientific manager: Signe Mežinska

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Funded by the European Union, the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) and the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) under the UK government’s Horizon Europe funding guarantee. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union, European Health and Digital Executive Agency (HADEA), Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). Neither the European Union nor the granting authorities can be held responsible for them.