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MHE welcomes the proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Rights

MHE welcomes the proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Rights (Social Pillar) and looks forward to supporting the European institutions with its implementation. We see the Social Pillar as an opportunity to improve services across Europe that will contribute to preventing mental ill health, promoting the wellbeing of millions of people in Europe, and supporting people living with mental ill health and psychosocial disabilities. Social policies have an impact on people’s mental health and we will continue to advocate for mental health friendly policies, starting with our recommendations on the proposal for a directive on...[more]


MHE's position on the proposal for a Directive on work-life balance for parents and carers

Following our preliminary assessment of the proposal for a Directive on work-life balance for parents and carers , Mental Health Europe is pleased to present our position and recommendations for amendments.   This position paper welcomes the proposal for a directive on work-life balance and explores why it matters to mental health and persons with psychosocial disabilities. It formulates concrete recommendations on how to ensure that the final text of the Directive addresses mental health and reflects the needs and rights of persons with psychosocial disabilities.  Read Position Paper HERE[more]


MEP Rory Palmer joins MHE Coalition in the EU Parliament

Rory Palmer MEP becomes a new member of MHE Coalition for Mental Health and Well-being in the European Parliament. Rory is a member of the European Parliament’s Environment, Public Health & Food Safety Committee. He is also a member of the Employment & Social Affairs Committee and the European Parliament’s Delegation for relations with the United States. He has a strong interest in mental health issues and has been working on the question in the past, you can listen here to one of his recent speech about mental health in Europe: Rory became an MEP in...[more]


MHE in Goteborg to speak about human rights

MHE Policy Manager Alva Finn was invited to speak at an event organised by the Region of Vastra Gotaland in Sweden about human rights. The Vastra Gotaland Region presented the incredible local level work they have been doing  to implement a human rights-based approach in 3 services: a museum, a hospital and a psychiatric care chain for people experiencing psychosis. Alva presented  on the transformative potential of the UN CRPD to change how we think about mental health and improve choice, consent and community in services. [more]


MHE participates in the Estonian Presidency Conference on DI

MHE Policy Officer, Laura Marchetti, and MHE Senior Policy Adviser, Jan Pfeiffer, on behalf of the European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutions to Community Based Services (the EEG) , participated in the conference Dignity + Independent living = DI organised by the Estonian Presidency to the Council of the European Union. The conference was a positive commitment from the Estonian Presidency to bring forward the agenda on deinstitutionalisation (DI) at EU level. The conference gathered various stakeholder in the field of deinstitutionalisation, including users, service providers, EU funds managing authorities, government...[more]


New infographic: How to promote mental health in the workplace?

How to promote mental health in the workplace?  Following World Mental Health Day, Mental Health Europe is pleased to present its new infographic on positive mental health in the workplace, which looks at how to foster mentally healthy workplaces. We hope you will like it, please do not hesitate to share it among your networks and on social media.  Download infographic HERE [more]


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