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Joint gathering, Forhelse 2. September 2021 

The centre officially opened in December 2020, and the pandemic has limited the possibilities for physically meetings, until this autumn. September 2th all partners in the centre joined the first physical gathering.  

Part of the program this day was a round of presentations where all partners talked about their projects, with their objectives and challenges. Ragnhild Thornam from Bergen municipality presented the project “Youth with anxiety” (Ungdom med angst), we heard about the work done in “Health in Hardanger” (Helse i Hardanger) form Sissel Aase Børve. Chair of the board Jonny Klemetsen from the business partner Youwell presented objectives for the work package of digital psychiatric treatments and effect studies. 

 The cost-benefit work package was presented by Vidar Halsteinli from St. Olav’s, we heard updates from e-mental health in Bergen (eMeistring Bergen) and e-mental health in Vestfold (eMestring Vestfold), and the implementation work package was presented by Robin Kenter. 

Furthermore, it was worked on the Work plan 2022. Lead by the work package-leaders the details for 2022 was talked about in groups, like clarification, division of labour, objectives, and deliverables. Then we worked on risk factors and current measures related to these.  

Physical meetings have a great value and to work together on subjects, but also have the informal chats in the breaks and the common lunch. New collaborations and networks occure, that again creates good synergy effects in line with the goals of how a centre like us should be. 

We already look forward to the next physical joint gathering in the spring. 

These partners in Forhealth (Forhelse) was present: Bergen kommune, CheckWare, eMeistring Bergen, eMestring Vestfold, Helse Bergen, Helse i Hardanger, Lifekeys, Nasjonalt senter for e-helseforskning, St. Olavs hospital, Universitetet i Bergen and Youwell.