eCAP - eHealth services for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


The aim of the eCap project was to create services that would help 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 was that the need for psychiatric services for children and adolescents generally exceeds service capacity. Building on existing services, the eCAP project used information technology to develop better mental health services to children and adolescents in the partner areas. The aim was to provide high quality specialist services closer to the patient’s home. Other expected effects were 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 started: October 2015
Project ended: October 2018


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