ADOCARE is the Consortium of :


Action for Teens aisbl is a unique and innovative European expert-network of doctors, psychiatrists and professors in psychiatry, specialised in adolescents� mental health that works towards better care�for adolescents in psychological need.

It is an open and innovating think tank which centralises experiences and expertise in order to cope better with the evolution of the adolescents� needs.

Its overall mission is to sustain initiatives that contribute to create specific, personal, integrated and multidisciplinary care for adolescents in crisis. Action for Teens also stimulates transnational cooperation, exchange of best practices and raises awareness towards the European and national authorities.

The managing directors of Action for Teens are Martine De Clerck and Isabelle De Schrijver.

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Lucas is an interdisciplinary research centre of the KU Leuven, active in the field of care and welfare, their mission is threefold: research, training and consultancy. In all three areas they bring together insights from policy, practice and research, and this in constant dialogue with all stakeholders. Over the past 20 years, Lucas has specialised in a number of crucial topics, amongst others: mental health care (socialisation of care, suicide and depression prevention, stigmatisation�), communication in care relations and welfare (decision making aids, communication in a clinical environment), social exclusion (poverty and social policy, policy for quality and innovation)�

The managing director of Lucas is Prof. Dr Chantal Van Audenhove.

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Together with a European network of experts and stakeholders:

  • Professors and researchers specialised in adolescent mental health
  • Care givers, professionals working in operational care settings
  • Policy makers
  • End-users

From multidisciplinary backgrounds:

  • Psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists
  • Social sector
  • Schools and educational staff
  • Justice
  • Parent & youth organisations
  • Patient organisations
  • Representatives of governmental bodies

From 10 European countries and different European organisations: