Employment crisis in psychiatry and mental health and European tutoring: interim evaluation of the TuTo programme.
- Public Health Research
Crises have effects on the qualifications and contents of training programmes. The vocational crisis in the mental health sector offers an opportunity to reactivate the European initiative in the form of cooperative exchanges. Financed by the European “Erasmus+, Strategic Projects” programme, TuTo (2014-2017) is a European tutoring programme addressed to young psychiatric and mental health professionals. It is widely recognised that, in Northern and Western Europe, the human resources of these activity sectors are facing a shortage of practitioners, nurses, psychologists and psychiatrists. In light of the age pyramid, which is narrow at the base and quite broad at its apex, there is no guarantee that experiences are being adequately passed on to the younger generation. The TuTo project is supported by the expertise of partners from 6 European countries: Germany, Belgium, Spain, France, Greece and Luxembourg. The partners are psychosocial facilities, psychiatric hospitals, training and research centres as well as university departments