What we’ve achieved
As a follow-on to our previous work on finding a sustainable approach to depression, we have developed a series of scorecards designed to support national-level assessment of policy and delivery of care for people with depression. The scorecards are based on a framework that we developed following an international literature review and consultation with an expert advisory group.
We have initially applied the framework to four countries – Belgium, France, Italy and Romania – in consultation with national-level experts in each country. The findings have been summarised in individual country reports, produced in English and translated into the local language(s) for each country.
In the next phase of work, we developed reports for Finland, Germany, Greece and Portugal, which were also translated into the local language. All scorecards are made available for independent researchers in their own countries.
To accompany the launch of each country’s scorecard report, we developed videos in which the national-level experts discuss the priorities in their country.
HPP shared the scorecard methodology with a research consultancy in Slovakia, which has used it to develop scorecards for ten countries in Central and Eastern Europe. This project won an award for original/commissioned research for PR in the 2023 IN2 SABRE Awards.