• Advisory Board Meeting


    The second meeting in 2019 with our indecent advisory board. We are looking forward to it!

    The second meeting of the Advisory Board in 2019 will take place in November.

    Together with the research group, progress, challenges and future milestones will be discussed.

    We are looking forward to an exciting day and the input of our Advisory Board members.


    The Advisory Board (AB) is an independent advisory body that evaluates the LBG Research Group on the basis of its research activities and ensures the (scientific) quality of research projects undertaken. The AB consists of an Open Innovation expert, two experts with lived experience (adolescents and/or young adults), and three experienced experts in the field of mental health (e.g. from the fields of psychology, psychiatry, social sciences, health sciences, etc.). These experts are also experienced in participative research and community involvement in research processes. Of their number, one expert may be a peer of the Principle Investigator. The Research Group & Relationship Manager and Principle Investigator report to the AB based on the following structure:

    • Research activities (scientific progress, youth and community involvement)
    • Strategy and budget (milestones and deliverables, projects with third-party funding)
    • Personnel and development
    • Communication and dissemination

    The AB meets twice a year and reports to the SC on the progress and activities of the LBG  Research Group Village.


  • August 21, 2019

  • A village to support invisible children

    August 16, 2019

  • August 8, 2019

  • Evidence-Based practice and polices for impact on mental health of children and adolescents

    July 25, 2019

    Neue Publikation

    Raphaela and Jean's presentation to the EU Commission has now been published. This paper was part of the Social Sciences and Humanities Impact Conference hosted by the EU Commission in Vienna.


  • Tell us your story!

    March 27, 2019

    What do children of parents with a mental illness experience in Tyrol?

    We are looking for people with lived experience.

    Great that you want to find out how you can help us with your personal story! Here you will find some practical information. If you don't really know what it's all about yet, download the flyer and find out how important your role is.

  • Tell us about your experience!

    March 27, 2019

    What do children of a parent with a mental illness experience in Tyrol?

    We are looking for people with practical experience.

    We are pleased that you would like to find out how you can share your experience! Here, you can find more information. If you don't know what it's all about yet, download the flyer here and find out how valuable your experience is.

  • Where to get help

    March 27, 2019

    As a research group, we cannot offer you any support in the form of therapy. Here you can find some organisations you can contact at any time! As you can see, there are some contact persons for you here in Tyrol. You are not alone!

  • Conference: “Buoys in emotional storms“

    March 5, 2019

    Last week we took part in the “Bojen in Gefühlsstürmen” conference on the topic of identifying, understanding and supporting children of parents with a mental illness.

  • Presenting at the ATHEA: Supporting Children with Mentally Ill Parents in Tyrol: a Situational Analysis

    March 1, 2019

    Ingrid Zechmeister-Koss, one of our COIs, presented the results of the situation analysis at the ATHEA conference in Vienna in early March. The focus of the analysis of the current situation is on support services in the field of mental health (in detail: children with mentally ill parents).

  • Village news from February

    February 15, 2019

    In February we took another step towards one of our goals ‒ "Improved support for children with a mentally ill parent" ‒ in a co-development workshop with our stakeholders. In addition, our project is now available for listening! Also, something has moved in our team too and finally we exchanged ideas at a symposium with people whose work focuses equally on the children of parents with a mental illness.

  • Newsletter January

    January 8, 2019

    • Thank you! and Happy New Year!
    • Project status and roadmap for the future 
    • The 4th Liga annual meeting 2018 - children, youth and psychology 
    • Books and movies on the topic of mental health

    January 4, 2018

    The 4th Annual Meeting of the Austrian Liga for Children and Youth Health took place on November 29th, 2018 at the Brotfabrik Wien and focused on the topic of mental health of children and adolescents.

  • Kick-off for the workshop series

    November 19, 2018

    Our project focuses on co-development with stakeholders including professionals from different fields (health, social and educational) as well as parents with a mental illness or adults who were children of parents with a mental illness. In our project we cooperate with these people, who are actively involved in their daily lives with the topic of children of a parent with a mental illness.

  • Presenting at the SSH Impact - Social Science and Humanities Research

    December 4, 2018

    Evidence-based practice & policies for impact on mental health of children and adolescents

  • Vote now for the Village project at the dm-miteiander initiative

    November 23, 2019

    "Hand in hand for a better world. On the occasion of the 40th anniversary, dm Austria launched the initiative two years ago and supported 40 social, ecological and cultural projects throughout Austria. In 2019 this initiative supports projects for children and young people! " dm-miteinander initiative 2019

    The Village project wants to implement practical approaches to support children of parents with a mental illness. Please vote now - so those practice approaches in Tyrol can be supported by dm from March to July 2019.

    Please click on the this link and click on the star in the upper left corner.

    Thank you!
    We will continue to keep you informed about the progress in the Village project through our newsletter.

  • Newsletter November

    November 30, 2018

    November News                                                      Nov 18

    • The Village workshop series started
    • The final reports of the situation analysis in Tyrol are online!
    • dm-miteinander initiative supports the emergency mum
    • Get involved! - on our website
  • Newsletter September

    September 26, 2018

    September News                                            Sept 18

    • First General Assembly
    • The Village project in focus
    • The international team meets in Innsbruck
    • Read more - press articles about the Village project and its investigators
  • The final reports of the situation analysis in Tyrol are online!

    November 6, 2018

    Our COIs Dr. Ingrid Zechmeister-Koss and Dr. Melinda Goodyear have completed two reports on the current situation of COPMI in Tyrol.

    Read more about it here.

  • IACAPAP 23rd – 27th July, Prague

    July 23, 2018

    Jean and Dr Raphaela Kaisler (research and relationship manager) attended the International Congress on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions in Prague, Czech Republic.

  • 1. General Assembly in Innsbruck

    September 12, 2018

  • Sign up for our Newsletter and receive the latest News

    August 1, 2018

    Summer News                                            August 18

    • Get to know the Village team
    • What is the Village project
    • Village Kick-Off event
    • Read more - press articles about the Village project
  • Kick Off Event of the research group VILLAGE in Innsbruck

    June 28, 2018

    On 28th of June 2018 the opening event of the VILLAGE project took place in the auditorium of the University of Innsbruck. Guest included local and national stakeholders, local politicians, and the interested public. The kick-off event was intended to provide participants with an overview of the research project as well as the different phases, and to introduce the team of researchers. Presenter Dénes Széchényi from TIROL TV guided the guests and the speakers through the entire event. 

  • COMET conference 25th – 27th June, Birmingham UK

    June 25, 2018

    Sharing thoughts about communication with children


    Our prinicpal investigator, Jean, presenting at the COMET conference. The interdisciplinary conference brings together linguists, ethicists, health practitioners, and other social scientists to discuss issues related to healthcare communication and ethics.

  • Medical Humanities Research Centre Innsbruck

    May 25, 2018

    PI Jean participated in the summer workshop of the Medical Humanities Research Centre, 24.5.-25.5., Innsbruck

  • Scientific Conference of the Austrian Society for Public Health: Health in all Societies

    May 24, 2018

    Presentation of the first results of the current situation analysis in Tyrol as part of the Village project at the conference of the Austrian Society for Public Health in Vienna.

  • Village project shared in Norwegian blog

    May 20, 2018

    News of village project being shared to Norwegian support organisation.


    May 3, 2018

    Ausbildungsprogramm für SchülerInnen: Forschung mitgestalten zum Thema psychische Gesundheit!

  • Village news

    April 27, 2018

    The first edition of our 'village news' has been published.

  • Village facilitator

    April 20, 2018

    We want to partner with interested professionals wanting to be trained and supported in the new co-designed approach (from September 2019 onwards). 

  • European Psychiatry Association, Epidemiology and Social Psychiatry conference

    April 5, 2018

    Learning and sharing research topics at the European Psychiatry Association, Epidemiology and Social Psychiatry conference

  • Annual Medical Symposium in Karachi

    April 1, 2018

    Presentation of the Village Project at the Annual Medical Symposium, Health Promotion, Innovation in Medical Care

  • First stakeholder event

    March 26, 2018

    Our first stakeholder event took place on 26th March in 2018 at the Medical University of Innsbruck. The event was attended by twelve stakeholders working in areas concerned with supporting children of parents with mental illness. 

  • Alliance of Mental Health Research Funders

    February 15, 2018

    Learning about approaches to funding mental health research at the International Alliance for Mental Health Funding.

  • Next Practice, Best Practice forum

    February 1, 2018

    Jean (PI) and Mel (CoI) recently participated in the‚Next Practice, Best Practice‘ Forum: Working with a family when a parent has a mental illness‘ in Melbourne Australia.

  • The international village team visits Austria

    January 22, 2018

    Co-Investigators met in January to discuss project activities