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Priority Axis

Technological and Social Innovation

Specific objective

Social Innovation

England

The Health and Europe Centre

Lead partner

address

Hermitage Lane
Maidstone
ME16 9PH
Royaume-Uni

Contact

Project budget

4 356 677

ERDF amount

2 614 006

ERDF rate

60%
14.8%

Common challenge

Men’s health & wellbeing is suffering across the 2Seas area with high & increasing suicide/depression rates. In Kent (PP2) suicide is the highest killer of men aged under 45 and in Schilderswijk (PP6) depression is at 21% of the male population. Men visit their GP on average 20% less than women and delay seeking medical help indicating a level of social exclusion or inertia. Preparation work has highlighted:

  • a demand for community based activities to improve health and wellbeing and reduce vulnerability
  • a need to address social cohesion by intergenerational skills transfer to bring more people into the labour market (male unemployment in Wattrelos is 25.2% and the French unemployment rate nationally is 10%). http://ec.europa.eu/health/population_groups/docs/men_health_leaflet_en.pdf.
    World Economic Forum research indicates that areas with higher employment tend to have lower suicide rates.

Partners

England

Kent County Council

England

Hampshire County Council

England

University of Chichester

Belgium/Flanders

Bolwerk vzw

France

Association des Centres Sociaux de Wattrelos – ACSW

France

ADICE - Association pour le Développement des Initiatives Citoyennes et Européennes

France

Centre social Jean Ferrat

Netherlands

Stichting voor de Haagse Jeugd Clubhuizen De Mussen

England

Wellbeing People

Observers

England

Department of Work and Pensions (DWP)

England

Southampton City Council

England

UK Men's Shed Association

France

Maison de l’emploi du Valenciennois

Netherlands

Werkgevers Service Punt (WSP)

France

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