The project RESIL4CARE (RESILience FOR informal CAREgivers) aims at improving the coping strategies of informal caregivers through the use of mainstream social media and the creation of online support groups.
The project results include, among others:
• an extensive literature search on the current scenario of online support groups,
• the development of a training manual
• the creation of a virtual platform.
Through the involvement of informal carers in project activities and the drafting of guidelines to disseminate the model, the RESIL4CARE project also aims to bridge the e-skills gap.
Particular attention will be given to the use of the main social media platforms, in order to learn how to use them as a tool for psychological support, to improve the quality of life and to increase social inclusion.
Finally, one of the central objectives of the RESIL4CARE team will be to engage the community in an interactive way, using interpersonal links to reach people who most need support tools in caring for a frail family member, especially the elderly.
The consortium of the project consists of the following partners: