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Special Rapporteur's report on corruption and the right to health

The Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health Dainius Puras,  has recently published a thematic report on corruption and right to health. Chapter 4 looks more closely at corruption and the right to mental health.  Read the report HERE[more]


MHE Director in Madrid to speak about perinatal mental health

 On the 23rd of September, MHE Director Maria Nyman was invited to give a presentation at the European Midwives Association’s annual conference, this year dedicated to Perinatal Mental Health. Maria was presenting the European landscape on Perinatal Mental Health, showing the many opportunities at EU level for advancing further on this issue through awareness-raising, research and data collection, exchange of promising practices and upscaling of pilot projects. Joint advocacy is needed to ensure (perinatal) mental health receives adequate attention in the new Multi-Annual Financial Framework and in the implementation of the many...[more]


In memory of Wout Harderman 

Wout Hardeman, one of MHE’s founding members, passed away on the 3rd of July 2017. Wout Hardeman was a Dutch psychiatrist who worked in several mental health settings amongst which the Rumke Group, a fusion of different mental health hospitals in Utrecht.  He also was Inspector General of the Dutch mental health services. Wout joined the European Regional Council of the World Federation of Mental Health (later Mental Health Europe) in 1983, at the start of the preparatory meetings to establish Mental Health Europe. He convinced the Dutch Mental Health Foundation to grant a starting subsidy to found a European mental health...[more]


MHE's reaction to the State of the Union

On September 13th, President of the EU Commission Jean-Claude Juncker delivered his annual State of the European Union before the Members of the EU Parliament, taking stock of achievements over the past year and presenting his priorities for the Future of Europe. Read MHE's reaction to this year's State of the Union, which we thought was hopeful.  Press release HERE  [more]


EEG releases response to the paper on the future of the finances of the EU

The European Expert Group on Deinstitutionalisation (EEG), which MHE is member of, has released his response to the reflection paper on the future of the finances of the European Union (EU) . The response looks at how the European Structural and Investment Funds should continue in the next Multiannual Financial Framework of the EU Commission to play a role in lifting people out of poverty and transform the social system from institutional towards community-based services. The EEG wants 21st century solutions to ensure the social inclusion of persons with disabilities, older people, children and families.  Read the Reflection Paper...[more]


What has the European Parliament done on mental health since the last 2014 European elections?

What has the European Parliament done on mental health since the last 2014 European elections? What do we expect for 2019? Who are the most supportive MEPs on mental health related policy?  To find out, read Mental Health Europe's contribution to the On Our Watch initiative which looks at the work of the EU Parliament at mid-term in various policy areas. On Our Watch is an initiative from several Civil Society Organisations to monitor the work of the European Parliament and look forward to the 2019 European elections. More about the initiative HERE More about our contribution on mental health...[more]


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