Reconnect. An integrated model reconnecting youths with symptoms of anxiety and depression to education or employment

Project Details


The project will test and evaluate an integrated educational/employment- and psychotherapeutic programme targeted on young people with symptoms of anxiety and/or depression. The programme is developed from a base in an evidencebased employment method called "Individual Placement and Support" (IPS), which traditionally targets adolescents and adults with severe psychological illnesses. In the project, the IPS-method is designed for adolescents with signs of anxiety and/or depression who are out of education or employment and for Danish municipalties.

The project has relevance to municipalities who, as a part of a legislation on municipal programme for adolescents under 25 years of age (L746), get the full responsibility for the adolescents' link to education and/or employment. The relevance of the project should also be seen as connected to an increased action and care for young people with mental health issues via municipal preventive action, as recommended by The Danish Health Authority, "Forløbsproram for børn og unge med angst og/eller depression" 2017.

The project is completed in cooperation with four municipalities as well as Roskilde University and The Danish Center for Social Science Research (VIVE) who will take part in the research collaboration. The scientific evaluation consists of 1) research on the effect via propensity score matching, 2) economical evaluation, 3) evaluation of proces- and implementation, and 4) evaluation of the young peoples' experience and satisfaction with the project.
Short titleReconnect
Effective start/end date01/01/1931/12/24

Collaborative partners

  • VIVE - Det Nationale Forsknings- og Analysecenter for Velfærd (Project partner)
  • Københavns Kommune (Project partner)
  • Rødovre Kommune (Project partner)
  • Bornholms Regionskommune (Project partner)
  • IPS Team Københavns Kommune (Project partner)
  • Novo Nordisk (lead)
  • Roskilde University (Project partner)


  • social work and social conditions


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