Within the last 20 years there has been increased strain on the mental health of children and adolescents. At the same time, we have gained knowledge about the importance of mental health for health behaviour, illness and everyday functioning. We know that stress, anxiety and depression annually send thousands of Danes out of the education system and the labour market with serious consequences for the economy and quality of life. Mental health is a prerequisite for living a good life and a protective factor for the development and management of disease, social inequality in health and risky health behaviour. Therefore, more knowledge is needed about the positive aspects of mental health and how we protect and promote mental health.
- We will be a leader in measurements and interventions in mental health.
- We will carry out research into efforts aimed at promoting wellbeing in large population groups.
- We will carry out research into causal factors and interventions that prevent mental health problems aimed at risk factors and risk groups.