GGz Centraal wins Health Valley Bridge Award 2021

News / 15-04-2021

GGz Centraal’s ‘Stress Autism Mate (SAM)’ project has been the winner of the Health Valley Bridge Prize 2021 with 52% of the votes. The prize was announced on March 10 during the plenary closing session on the first day of the international Health Valley Event in Nijmegen. GGz Centraal can invest € 15,000 in the further development of their innovative healthcare project. The amount was made possible by Health Valley, Menzis and Academy het Dorp.


GGz Centraal: Stress Autism Mate (SAM)
The Stress Autism Mate is a personalized, learning application that supports the self-management of clients with an autism spectrum disorder in dealing with daily stress. The project is widely supported by various parties who believe in the power of developing e-health together with users.


“We are proud to be able to use the Stress Autism Mate (SAM) to support clients in independently managing their stress. We do this by giving them insight into their stress patterns and giving them personal tips. SAM was developed together with scientists of TNO and with clients with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). With this fantastic support from Health Valley, we can give SAM the extra functionalities the app needs to make it even more personal. In this way SAM makes people with ASD resilient against the stress of today and tomorrow,”

says Yvette Roke, psychiatrist Emerhese Flevoland/Project leader SAM, GGz Centraal.

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