eCAP - eHealth services for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


The aim of the eCap project is to surmount the challenges in the delivery of mental health services to adolescents and children in remote areas.


eCap at a glance

The background for the project is that the need for psychiatric services for children and adolescents generally exceeds service capacity. Building on existing services, the eCAP project will use information technology to develop better mental health services to children and adolescents in the partner areas. The aim is to provide high quality specialist services closer to the patient’s home. Other expected effects are improved and more equal access to timely outpatient psychiatry services, specialist evaluation and treatment, reduced waiting times and more rational use of specialist services.

Lead Partner:
Norwegian Centre for E-health Research at the University Hospital of North Norway (NO)
University of Eastern Finland (FI) Kuopio University Hospital (FI) University of Aberdeen (SC) Luleå University of Technology (SE)

Total cost 1.999.226 euros
Total grant 1.189.26 euros

Project starts: October 2015
Project ends: August 2018


Project manager Elin Anne Breivik
Norwegian Centre for E-health Research, University Hospital of North Norway
Tel: +47 48 15 48 08