Arne Popma, child- and youth psychiatrist, has received the Societal Impact Award 2019 for his work at @ease.

@ease is the Dutch version of the successful Australian initiative Headspace. With this award, Amsterdam UMC has been rewarding people who are successfully transferring scientific research to society.

With the ground-breaking initiative @ease, Popma helps young people with a diversity of problems. Adolescents who have psychological problems or want to talk to someone about the problems they are facing, can visit @ease without an appointment. Because the organization is fully run by volunteers, the conversations are without costs. Incidence funding and donations are the foundation for the organization.

Interested in @ease or would you like to donate? Visit their website here

Arno Popma Societal Impact Award

Photo: Xander Remkes