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25 November 2022

MHE Director Claudia Marinetti spoke at EU Health Security event by the European’s Commission DG SANTE

To ensure a stronger EU, Claudia reiterated the importance of focusing on mental health. We will need to expand our understanding of mental health and improve the narrative: mental health is good.

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3 November 2022

MHE Statement for the Steering Committee for Human Rights in the fields of Biomedicine and Health (CD-BIO) Meeting of 2-3 November 2022

Kristijan Grđan's (MHE Vice-President) speech highlights this a unique opportunity for the Council of Europe to take regional leadership in respecting and promoting the human rights of people with psychosocial disabilities, the first of that kind after UN CRPD came into force.

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1 November 2022

Statement on the new mental health initiative by the European Parliament Coalition on Mental Health and Wellbeing

The European Parliament Coalition for Mental Health and Wellbeing appreciates the commitment to bring forward EU policies and actions on mental health and calls on the European Commission to utilise this moment to ensure transformational change on mental health.

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26 October 2022

MHE Publishes Paper on Mental health and geopolitical crises: Ukraine and beyond

This paper explores the short, medium and the long-term challenges to mental health linked to the Ukraine war and beyond. Mental health support should be prioritised as part of a comprehensive approach to well-being.

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24 October 2022

Mental Health Europe is looking for a Project Officer

MHE is looking for a Project Officer to join its dynamic team in Brussels. Application deadline: 13 November 2022.

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19 October 2022

MHE welcomes the European Parliament’s commitment to mental health and the call for a European Strategy

Commissioner Kyriakides stressed the need to address mental health in a comprehensive way, at home, at school, at work and in the health system. She emphasized that investing in mental health is an investment in our people, our economies and our societies.

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18 October 2022

Call for expert: value for money approaches in community mental health services

MHE is currently seeking an expert to support the carrying out of a study focussing on 'Value for money approaches in community mental health services'.

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13 October 2022

MHE Capacity Building Webinar  | 29 Nov

A webinar to share practices to implement mental health literacy in formal educational settings and discuss solutions for possible challenges.

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10 October 2022

Press Release: World Mental Health Day 2022  | News

Read the press Release for World Mental Health Day 2022 by Mental Health Europe to support the mental health of migrants and refugees.

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29 September 2022

Personal, ever-changing and ongoing: the journey to recovery 

Antonella Bugeja talks about their own mental health experience and how they got from multiple diagnoses to their own journey to recovery.

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20 September 2022

Empowering Minds Podcast: Serotonin & Depression – Explaining the Chemical Imbalance Theory | Episode 7

Dr. Mark Horowitz dispels the myth of the chemical imbalance theory that linked low levels of serotonin and depression for over 50 years.

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19 September 2022

MHE Short Guide to Personal Recovery in Mental Health available in 9 new languages

MHE released the ‘Guide to Personal Recovery in Mental Health’ in Bulgarian, Spanish, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, French, German, Italian and Greek.

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19 September 2022

MHE Short Guide to Psychiatric Diagnosis available in 5 new languages

Now available in Bulgarian, Spanish, Hungarian, Polish and Romanian.

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15 September 2022

World Mental Health Day 2022

Join us for World Mental Health Day on 10 October 2022 (Hybrid Event). Registration is open. This year's event will bring together various stakeholders (policymakers, service providers, and non-governmental organisations) active in the field of migration and mental health.

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14 September 2022

#SOTEU22: President von der Leyen announces a long-awaited initiative on mental health

MHE welcomes President von der Leyen’s SOTEU announcement: a new initiative on mental health that is appropriate, accessible and affordable.

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9 September 2022

Common myths about suicide debunked

To mark Suicide Prevention Month this September, Mental Health Europe is encouraging everyone to look at some common misconceptions about suicide.

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1 September 2022

Twitter Spaces | Suicide Prevention Day 2022: Signs of Suicide

To mark Suicide Prevention Day 2022, Mental Health Europe is hosting a Twitter Spaces with Pieta House to shed light on suicide prevention.  

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25 July 2022

MHE Publishes French EU Presidency Scorecard (January-June 2022)

How did the 2022 French Presidency of the Council of the EU score in relation to mental health?

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18 July 2022

“COVID-19 and mental health: taking the lessons learned forward” – Call for input

Mental Health Europe is planning a webinar on “How to take forward the lessons learned from Covid-19”.

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15 July 2022

The Rural Mental Health Project is coming to an end, but its impact will last!

The Rural Mental Health Project is coming to end in August 2022. Its legacy, though, has no expiration date.

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13 July 2022

Mental Health Advocacy Platform’s Statement on The EU ‘Healthier Together’ Non-Communicable Diseases Initiative

Mental Health Advocacy Platform's Statement on The EU ‘Healthier Together’ Non-Communicable Diseases Initiative

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11 July 2022

Let’s make 2023 the European Year of Mental Health

MEP Maria Walsh (Co-Chair of MHE’s Coalition for Mental Health and Wellbeing) calls for the need to update current EU legislation to respond to the new realities

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1 July 2022

Joint statement by the EU Health Policy Platform’s thematic network ‘Climate action through public health education and training’

Moving towards the right to ‘health for all’ by training the public health and wider health workforce on climate change and health.

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14 June 2022

Rural Mental Health (RMH) Project Final Dissemination Event 21st of June 2022

Joint Statement on the suspension of adotion of the additional protocol of the Oviedo convention

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8 June 2022

In Memoriam Gabor Gombos (1961 – 2022)

Gabor Gombos – a leading expert and activist on the rights of person with disabilities – passed away on Monday 6 June 2022 in Budapest, Hungary

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8 June 2022

Joint statement on #WithdrawOviedo

Joint Statement on the suspension of adotion of the additional protocol of the Oviedo convention

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6 June 2022

MHE’s Co-Creation Workshop held on 2nd June in collaboration with Mental Health Ireland

The objective of this workshop was to introduce the concept of Co-Creation to MHE members and team, listen to case studies and learn the approach from different perspectives.

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12 May 2022

MHE publishes urgent policy recommendations to support young people’s mental health

Read Mental Health Europe's Policy Asks to urgently undertake action and make use of this momentum for positive change.

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10 May 2022

MHE re-released the Words Matter Infographic and Social Media Kit

In this ‘Words Matter’ Kit we explore some of the common mis-steps and how alternative wording or framing can help make everyone feel included and unashamed by the conversation.

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10 May 2022

MHE launches a ‘Short Guide for Young Adults on Mental Health’

In this short guide, we navigate readers through the mental health journey, including what mental health is, how and when problems might develop and what can be done to feel more in control of one’s own journey.

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9 May 2022

The 2022 European Mental Health Week: It is time to speak up to shape a brighter future for young people

Mental Health Europe launches the third edition of the European Mental Health Week ‘Speak up for mental health’ to shine the spotlight on youth mental health as a high-profile societal issue now and in the foreseeable future.

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6 May 2022

Policy Webinar | Mental health and young people | 12 May 2022

Join Mental Health Europe for a Webinar to exchange about the policy recommendations to support young people’s mental health on Thursday 12 May 2022 at 14:30 CET as part of the European Mental Health Week.

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4 May 2022

Instagram Live | Conversations on mental health: young carers | 11 May 2022

Join Mental Health Europe for a conversation with two young carers to discuss mental health.

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4 May 2022

Instagram Live | Let’s speak up for mental health | 10 May 2022

Join Mental Health Europe for a conversation with the European Youth Forum and mental health advocate Dominique de Marné.

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26 April 2022

European Youth Forum is the official partner for the third edition of the European Mental Health Week

MHE is delighted to announce that the European Youth Forum is the official partner for this year’s European Mental Health Week.

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4 April 2022

10 ways to cope with stress

Without a doubt, the last years have been and continue to be challenging (Covid-19, Ukraine war). More than half of all workers in the EU report say that they are negatively affected by work-related stress. MHE launched a guide on how to cope with stress during these testing times.

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31 March 2022

Ukraine conflict: MHE Roundtable of 25 March

MHE held a Roundtable with members on 25 March to gather information about the mental health challenges being faced by people fleeing Ukraine.

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30 March 2022

Ukraine: Mental health in times of armed conflicts and global crisis

MHE has launched a new web page gathering resources for some of the significant mental health challenges being faced by people fleeing Ukraine (as well as those remaining or unable to leave the country), especially children and young people, and those supporting them.

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28 March 2022

Speak up for mental health: European Mental Health Week, 9-13 May 2022

MHE is hosting the 3rd edition of the European Mental Health Week. The theme ‘Speak up for mental health’ will shine the spotlight on youth mental health as a high-profile societal issue.

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22 March 2022

MHE delivers speech “mental health of vulnerable young people” at an event organised by the French Ministry for Solidarity and Health

MHE delivered a speech on the mental health of vulnerable young people at an event organised by the French Ministry for Solidarity and Health.

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15 March 2022

Ukraine conflict and the impact on mental wellbeing

Children and young people are bearing the invisible wounds of the conflict in Ukraine. Mental Health Europe (MHE) is very troubled by the evolving situation in Ukraine and how the conflict is impacting children, adolescents, young people, and their families.

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14 March 2022

6 ways to look after your mental health in times of armed conflicts and global crisis 

As news about the Ukraine conflict dominate headlines, Mental Health Europe is releasing a guide with tips on how to take care of your mental health during these challenging times. 

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10 March 2022

MHE publishes Slovenian Presidency Scorecard

How did the 2021 Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU score in relation to mental health?

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1 March 2022

The war in Ukraine can have devastating long-term consequences on the mental health of children and young people

Children and young people are bearing the invisible wounds of the conflict in Ukraine. Mental Health Europe (MHE) is very troubled by the evolving situation in Ukraine and how the conflict is impacting children, adolescents, young people, and their families.

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25 February 2022

MHE publishes its alternative report on the UN CRPD implementation by the EU

Read Mental Health Europe's Alternative Report for the second review of the European Union by the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD).

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27 January 2022

MHE representatives met European Commissioner Stella Kyriakides and her cabinet

MHE met with the Commissioner for Health and Food Safety to discuss the importance of putting mental health as a key priority for Europe.

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25 January 2022

Save the date: European Mental Health Week, 9 – 13 May 2022

MHE is hosting the 3rd edition of the European Mental Health Week.

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21 January 2022

The Covid-19 pandemic is impacting the mental health of the youth

We are seeing a variety of statistics confirming that poor mental health is growing amongst the general European population and specifically in young people since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. MHE’s Laura Marchetti speaks to Euractiv about how the Covid-19 pandemic is impacting the mental health of the youth. 

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17 December 2021

MHE’s Statement for International Migrants Day

On International Migrants Day, MHE issues a statement calling for stronger, inclusive and accessible mental health promotion, prevention and services for migrants and refugees to maximise the benefits and potential of migration.

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14 December 2021

MHE becomes a member of the European Commission’s Expert Group on Disability – The Disability Platform

MHE is glad to have been selected as a member of the Platform. We believe this will allow for the better integration of psychosocial disability and mental health in the future work of the European Commission.

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10 December 2021

MHE releases policy brief: Human rights must be the guiding compass shaping community mental health services

“Building back better” after COVID-19 means community mental health services that are human rights compliant, available, accessible, affordable and of high quality. The full details are available in the Policy Brief (released on Human Rights Day, 10 Dec).

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8 December 2021

Save-the-date: MHE General Assembly 2022

MHE’s 2022 General Assembly will take place online via Zoom on 25 March. Stay tuned & find out more.

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3 December 2021

International Day of Persons with Disabilities: MHE flags the systemic issues that must be addressed to tackle discrimination and secure inclusion for all

Guided by key international and European frameworks such as the UN CRPD and the European Disability Rights Strategy, MHE is dedicated to a fairer, more equal society and fully endorses the shift towards the psychosocial approach to disability.

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2 December 2021

European Day of Persons with Disabilities (EDPD): MHE reiterates that mental health should be considered in all policies

MHE Vice-President Kristijan Grđan spoke on 2 December at this year's conference organised by the European Commission in partnership with the European Disability Forum (EDF). He highlighted that mental health laws in countries across Europe unfortunately allow for the discrimination of people with psychosocial disabilities.

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28 October 2021

Webinar | “Withdrawals” Film screening and panel discussion | 23 November 2021

Mental Health Europe is delighted to invite you to the film screening of the short film “Withdrawals” (2021), directed by Jorja Hudson, followed by a panel discussion about over-medicalisation and transparency in mental healthcare.

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21 October 2021

MHE joins force with member Badiliko to promote mental health at work among the staff of the European Parliament

Read the interview by our member Badiliko about mental health in the workplace.

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19 October 2021

The time is now to create an intersectional long-term Mental Health Strategy

Joint statement about an intersectional long-term European Mental Health Strategy.

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14 October 2021

New Strategy launch tackles ‘urgent mental health priorities’ for Europe

To mark World Mental Health Day, Mental Health Europe launched its Strategic Plan that outlines some of the most urgent mental health priorities including tackling discrimination and securing equal access to services.

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8 October 2021

Supporting Frontline Nurses’ Mental Health and Wellbeing

Read MHE's joint statement with the European Federation of Nurses Association.

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6 October 2021

Twitter Spaces | World Mental Health Day | 13 October 2021

To mark World Mental Health Day, Mental Health Europe is hosting a Twitter Spaces conversation with the Mental Health Advocacy Platform and the European Parliament Coalition for Mental Health and Wellbeing to discuss the need for an intersectional European Strategy for Mental Health and Wellbeing.

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4 October 2021

Instagram Live | A conversation with Antonella Bugeja | 13 October 2021

Join Mental Health Europe for an Instagram Live conversation with Maltese mental health activist Antonella Bugeja on how to turn lived experience into mental health advocacy on 13th October.

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27 September 2021

MHE becomes an accredited regional non-State actor with WHO Regional Committee for Europe

Mental Health Europe (MHE) is delighted to continue its collaboration with the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe.

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27 September 2021

State of the Union address 2021: make mental health a priority

Mental Health Europe (MHE) released a reaction to the State of the Union speech, calling on the European Commission to take comprehensive actions to reaffirm its commitment to mental health and disability.

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20 September 2021

MHE welcomes decision of the European Court of Human Rights on the Oviedo Convention and urges States to #WithdrawOviedo

Read MHE's reaction to the decision of the European Court of Human Rights to the Oviedo Convention related to the forced treatment of persons with psychosocial disabilities.

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16 September 2021

MHE joins open letter calling for protection of Afghan refugees’ mental health

Mental Health Europe joined an open letter by the Consortium on Refugees’ and Migrants’ Mental Health (CoReMH), calling on the European Union to take action for the protection of Afghan refugees' mental health.

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14 September 2021

71st session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe: Joint statement on mental health

Mental Health Europe released a joint statement to highlight the importance of prioritising mental health by investment in mental health services and placing mental health at the heart of the post-COVID-19 recovery agenda.

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6 September 2021

6 ways to cope with post-lockdown anxiety

Mental Health Europe compiled a list of tips to help you manage your nerves around life after lockdown as part of a series about ways to look after your mental health during the pandemic.

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26 August 2021

Webinar | MHE’s New Strategy: Bridging Policy-Making and Human Experiences | 14 October 2021

Save the date for the launch of Mental Health Europe's new long-term Strategy 2022-2025 on 14 October to mark World Mental Health Day.

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5 August 2021

Webinar | Diversifying Funding Streams: What you need to know | 9 September 2021

Mental Health Europe (MHE) is delighted to invite you to a webinar for MHE members about funding opportunities for NGOs and non-profit organisations on 9 September.

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30 July 2021

MHE publishes Portuguese Presidency Scorecard

How did the 2021 Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU score in relation to mental health?

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29 July 2021

Twitter Spaces | International Youth Day | 12 August 2021

To mark International Youth Day on 12 August, Mental Health Europe is hosting a Twitter Spaces conversation with the European Youth Forum to discuss their recent report "Beyond lockdown: the pandemic scar".

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16 July 2021

Trieste mental health system must remain a global beacon towards deinstitutionalisation and community mental health services, backed with political will

Mental Health Europe highlights the importance of introducing human rights into mental health services as pioneered by the mental health system in Trieste, Italy.

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5 July 2021

MHE and EDF call on Council of Europe to withdraw Oviedo

Mental Health Europe, together with the European Disability Forum and other stakeholders, call on the Council of Europe, and its Committee of Bioethics, to halt working on legislation that would allow any forms of involuntary treatment and placement in psychiatry. 

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30 June 2021

Protect the human rights of migrants with mental health problems

Mental Health Europe endorses the policy recommendations made by the Consortium on Refugees' and Migrants' Mental Health (CoReMH).

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16 June 2021

New WHO Guidance on community mental health services: A critical milestone for mental health reforms in Europe

Mental Health Europe (MHE) welcomes the launch of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) long-awaited guidance on community mental health services on 10th June 2021 and calls on European, national and local authorities to transform their mental health systems and services towards human-rights compliant care.  

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8 June 2021

Event | Global Perspectives on the Draft Additional Protocol to the Oviedo Convention | 14 Jun 2021

Mental Health Europe (MHE) is delighted to invite you to an online event about global perspectives on the draft additional protocol to the Oviedo Convention organised by MHE and Validity Foundation on 14 June from 14:30 -16:00 CEST.

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3 June 2021

MHE launches a ‘Short Guide to ending coercion and restraint in mental health services’

A ‘Short Guide to ending coercion and restraint in mental health services’ is for people who come into contact with the mental health system, to be active participants rather than passive recipients of care.

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1 June 2021

UN experts: Stop legislation for coercive mental health measures in Europe

Read MHE's reaction to UN Rights statement to stop legislation for coercive mental health measures.

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19 May 2021

Event | Mental health, well-being and the environment | 25 May 2021

Mental Health Europe, IEEP and ISGlobal are co-hosting an interactive online dialogue to discuss the nexus between the state of the environment and people’s mental health.

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17 May 2021

Mental Health Europe announces new President and 2021-2024 Board

Read about MHE's new board 2021 - 2024 following Annual General Assembly on 8 May 2021.

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27 April 2021

Event | Shaping the future of community mental health services based on human rights | 11 May 2021

Mental Health Europe (MHE) is delighted to invite you to an online event about the future of community mental health services based on human rights on 11 May 2021.

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8 April 2021

No more legal barriers, let’s move towards supported decision making instead

Read MHE's statement about European Commission's ambition to ratify 2000 Hague Convention on the International Protection of Adults.

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7 April 2021

World Health Day 2021: Inequalities in mental health is a systemic issue and should be addressed at its core

To mark World Health Day, Mental Health Europe calls on governments to support mental health promotion, prevention, and services.

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6 April 2021

New video explains the rights of people with psychosocial disabilities to health

Ahead of World Health Day tomorrow MHE is releasing an animated video on the rights of people with psychosocial disabilities to health.

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31 March 2021

Save the date: European Mental Health Week, 10 – 16 May 2021

MHE is hosting the 2nd edition of the European Mental Health Week celebrating that "mental health matters".

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25 March 2021

MHE and EDF publish #WithdrawOviedo advocacy toolkit

Mental Health Europe and European Disability Forum released an advocacy toolkit against the draft additional protocol to the Oviedo Convention. 

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22 March 2021

MHE submits interventions to General Discussion on the Right of Persons with Disabilities to Work and Employment

Read MHE's interventions to the general discussions on the right to work and employment for persons with disabilities.

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17 March 2021

MHE releases reflection paper on access to justice for people with mental health problems

Read Mental Health Europe's reflection paper on access to justice for persons with psychosocial disabilities and mental health problems.

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11 March 2021

Webinar | #WithdrawOviedo: Online launch of advocacy toolkit | 25 March 2021

Mental Health Europe is delighted to invite you to a webinar for the launch of an advocacy toolkit against the draft additional protocol to the Oviedo Convention on 25 March 2021.

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8 March 2021

European Pillar for Social Rights Action Plan: What’s in it for mental health?

Read Mental Health Europe’s first reaction to the European Pillar for Social Rights Action Plan.

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8 March 2021

Female heroes of Europe’s mental health

To mark International Women's Day, Mental Health Europe (MHE) is celebrating female heroes of Europe's mental health.

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4 March 2021

EU Disability Rights Strategy 2021-2030: a new hope for persons with psychosocial disabilities

Read Mental Health Europe’s reaction to the new EU Disability Rights Strategy 2021-2030.

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3 March 2021

Call for quotes

Mental Health Europe (MHE) is seeking IT technical support to organise two online events on 7th and 8th May 2021.

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15 February 2021

Call for expression of interest: national empowerment seminars

Mental Health Europe invites its members to express interest in hosting two national empowerment seminars. 

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15 February 2021

Covid-19 mental health support: Call for good practices

As a coordinator of "COVID-19: mental health support network", MHE is launching a call for good practices of mental health support during the pandemic.

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12 February 2021

7 tips for portraying mental health in a movie or series

In the run-up to Global Movie Day, MHE's Youth Task Force is launching a guide on portraying mental health in movies and series.

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11 February 2021

MHE Board member joins WHO expert group on mental health amid pandemic

Kristijan Grđan, MHE Board member, has joined the Technical Advisory Group on the mental health impacts of COVID-19 in the WHO European Region.

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11 February 2021

Skin in 2020: annual report

Skin, a Bulgarian mental health NGO and member of MHE, put together an annual report of activities in 2020.

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8 February 2021

Living with mental health challenges: Call for personal stories of recovery

The research journal Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics is inviting people living with mental health challenges to submit their personal stories of recovery.

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31 January 2021

MHE joins Go Green Routes project

Mental Health Europe is thrilled to announce its participation in the new Go Green Routes project

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27 January 2021

Turning a lens on the challenges of mental health

In this interview Aoife Casey shares her mental health journey and how she uses art as a recovery tool.

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26 January 2021

Liuska Sanna joins MHE as new Acting Director

Liuska Sanna is joining MHE as Acting Director and will be leading the organisation during the temporary leave of Claudia Marinetti.

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25 January 2021

MHE publishes German Presidency Scorecard

How did the 2020 German Presidency of the Council of the EU score in relation to mental health?

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21 January 2021

Event | Mental Health and the Environment | 27 January 2021

MHE is delighted to invite you to an online event about mental health and the environment on 27 January 2021.

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21 January 2021

Mental Health Europe’s President receives royal award for his service

MHE President Jan Berndsen received an award from the Royal House of the Netherlands for his outstanding contribution to mental health.

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20 January 2021

Online counselling during lockdown in Albania

Foundation Together Albania launched an online counselling project to support people's mental health during lockdown.

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19 January 2021

EU must prioritise social inclusion in its COVID-19 recovery

Joint statement about lack of social inclusion in EU's response to the pandemic.

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18 January 2021

Portuguese Presidency to the Council of the EU: opportunity to make mental health a priority

Mental Health Europe’s statement about the Portuguese Presidency to the Council of the EU.

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22 December 2020

5 wellbeing tips for the holiday season

In the run-up to the winter holidays, MHE is launching a guide with wellbeing tips to help you get through this time.

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18 December 2020

Overcoming social exclusion, child and family poverty amid the pandemic

The EU Alliance for Investing in Children released a statement on overcoming child and family poverty and social exclusion.

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18 December 2020

How Europe can better protect migrants with disabilities and mental health problems

New Pact on Migration and Asylum is a missed opportunity for people with disabilities and mental health problems.

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17 December 2020

New co-chairs of European Parliament’s Coalition for Mental Health and Wellbeing announced

Mental Health Europe is pleased to introduce the new co-chairs of the Coalition of Mental Health and Wellbeing in the European Parliament.

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16 December 2020

How to prevent over-medicalisation in mental healthcare

Read highlights from MHE's panel discussion about over-medicalisation in mental healthcare with mental health advocates, a clinical psychologist and transparency experts.

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16 December 2020

Learn4Carers project: good practice guide for supporting informal carers

The Greek Carers Network EPIONI has developed a good practice guide for supporting informal carers as part of the Learn4Carers project.

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15 December 2020

New EU4Health programme: breakthrough for mental health

Mental Health Europe’s reaction to the 2021-2027 EU4Health Programme.

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14 December 2020

An inclusive EU4Health Programme is needed, says EU4Health Coalition

Joint statement demanding an inclusive EU4Health Programme.

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10 December 2020

The pandemic is not an excuse for ill-treatment of people with mental health problems

Read MHE's statement on the occasion of International Human Rights Day 2020.

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8 December 2020

Fokus Praha opposes censorship of the paradigm change webinar

Fokus Praha, a member of Mental Health Europe (MHE) from the Czech Republic, released a statement opposing the censorship of a webinar about mental health care reform.

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3 December 2020

New video explains the rights of people with psychosocial disabilities to social protection

The video explains the rights of people with psychosocial disabilities to social protection – Article 28 of the UN CRPD.

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1 December 2020

Joint statement: Protect the mental health of LGBTIQ people

MHE and five other organisations call on national governments to immediately abandon LGBTIQ-phobic rhetoric and actions.

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24 November 2020

What a relief to take off the mask and share your mental health problem

In this interview Mateusz Biernat shares his experiences of mental ill health and his journey of recovery.

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18 November 2020

MHE launches a ‘Short Guide to Psychiatric Drugs’

This guide is a new resource for people taking medication.

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16 November 2020

MHE’s recommendations to the roadmap of the European Disability Rights Strategy

Mental Health Europe’s recommendations to the roadmap of the next European Disability Rights Strategy.

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9 November 2020

Register now: “Medicating Normal” film screening & discussion

Mental Health Europe (MHE) invites you to a virtual screening of the film "Medicating Normal", followed by an interactive discussion.

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4 November 2020

No dreams for a European Health Union without a triple WWW EU4Health Programme

A Well-resourced, Well-designed and Well-governed EU4Health programme is needed to improve health systems beyond COVID-19.

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2 November 2020

A children’s story shows kids how to cope with the pandemic

A children's story published by Mental Health Spain raises awareness about the emotional challenges children face during the pandemic.

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21 October 2020

European Parliament pushes for better inclusion of persons with disabilities in the labour market

In a new draft report the European Parliament is pushing for the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the labour market.

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19 October 2020

Call for submissions: authentic portrayal of mental health in movies and series

MHE is launching a call for submissions to young people about good examples of movies or series where mental health is portrayed in an authentic way.

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14 October 2020

European Parliament adopts report on future EU4Health programme

Read MHE’s reaction to the European Parliament’s report on the future EU4Health programme.

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13 October 2020

Webinar: Addressing mental health needs of healthcare workers during COVID-19

Mental Health Europe invites you to a webinar focusing on the mental health of healthcare professionals. 

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9 October 2020

Mental health is not a Cinderella issue: it is a fundamental human right and a wise investment in the future

To mark World Mental Health Day 2020, MHE urges governments to step up efforts in supporting the mental health of millions of Europeans.

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8 October 2020

110 tips for positive mental health

To celebrate World Mental Health Day on 10 October, MHE is delighted to share 110 tips for positive mental health during the pandemic.

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21 September 2020

More than a ramp: Rethinking accessibility for people with psychosocial disabilities

Read MHE's reflection paper on new approaches to accessibility for people with psychosocial disabilities

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17 September 2020

MHE’s reaction to the 2020 State of the European Union

Read MHE’s reaction to this year's State of the European Union address.

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14 September 2020

MHE’s reaction to the call for good practices on voluntary care by the DH Bioethics Committee of the Council of Europe

Collection of practices is promising, but to move towards full compliance with human rights DH-BIO needs to drop the draft Additional Protocol to the Oviedo Convention.

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2 September 2020

Mental Health Europe thanks Catalina Devandas-Aguilar, UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities

MHE would like to express its gratitude for the Special Rapporteur’s work on mental health and his support to MHE’s work.

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19 August 2020

New video explains the rights of people with psychosocial disabilities in situations of risk

The video focuses on the rights of people with psychosocial disabilities in situations of risk – Article 11 of the UN CRPD.

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10 August 2020

MHE quiz: 7 things you should know about young people’s mental health

Mental Health Europe (MHE) is delighted to announce the launch of a quiz series to mark International Youth Day on 12 August 2020.

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7 August 2020

Register now: High-level seminar on the future of mental health in Europe

The event will discuss how European and national policies and strategies can help implement change and protect the rights of persons with psychosocial disabilities.

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29 July 2020

MHE launches video series on supported decision-making

The video series supports the release of a new report and sheds light on recent developments related to supported decision-making in Europe.

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27 July 2020

The Each of Us Campaign now available in Bulgarian

The Each of Us campaign materials are now available in Bulgarian.

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16 July 2020

Infographic “Words Matter” now available in Croatian

The infographic which explores the way we use language when we talk about mental health is now available in Croatian.

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15 July 2020

European Parliament pushes for the EU’s long-term action on mental health

Read MHE’s reaction to the adoption of the European Parliament’s resolution on the EU’s future public health strategy.

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14 July 2020

MHE updates a guide to European institutions and EU policy-making

The third edition provides a comprehensive overview of the European institutions and policy-making processes relevant to mental health.

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8 July 2020

MHE publishes Croatian Presidency Scorecard

How did the 2020 Croatian Presidency of the Council of the EU score in relation to mental health?

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3 July 2020

MHE thanks Dainius Pūras Special Rapporteur on the right to health

MHE would like to express its gratitude for the Special Rapporteur’s work on mental health and his support to MHE’s work.

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11 June 2020

MHE releases a position paper on mental health in the aftermath of COVID-19

The paper highlights a crucial moment to rethink our approach and implement structural changes in mental health care and support.

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8 June 2020

New report shows developments in supported decision-making across Europe

The report provides an overview of the current situation with implementing supported decision-making for people with (psychosocial) disabilities.

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3 June 2020

Register Now: 2020 European Empowerment Seminar

The Seminar will take place on 24 July 2020 and focus on how Empowering Recovery through co-production provides better outcomes for everyone.

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2 June 2020

One step forward, two steps back?

EEG Report on the Transition from Institutional Care to Community-Based Services in 27 EU Member States

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27 May 2020

MHE’s reaction to the 2020 Country Specific Recommendations

Mental Health Europe’s reaction to the 2020 Country Specific Recommendations.

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26 May 2020

EU action on health is more urgent than ever, says EU4Health coalition

Joint Statement demanding urgent action for stronger and better health policy at EU level.

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20 May 2020

New European health programme: Let’s make it work for mental health

Read MHE’s reaction to the announcement of a new health programme within the next seven-year budget.

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19 May 2020

Register now: Webinar “Staff mental health protection in time of pandemic”

Join us to explore how we can protect staff mental health and well-being after this public health emergency

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13 May 2020

Mental Health Europe explained

This explainer sheds the light on some common terminology misconceptions when it comes to mental health.

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8 May 2020

Open Letter: Act now to boost mental health policy

MEPs call on the European Commission and the European Council to address mental health and the needs of people with mental health problems now and in the aftermath of COVID-19

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4 May 2020

Together we can make it

Mental Health Europe launches the first European mental health awareness week ‘Together we can make it’ to highlight the importance of mental health during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

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23 April 2020

Register now: Webinar “Mental health in the aftermath of COVID-19”

Join us to discuss key challenges and opportunities for the prevention of mental ill-health in the aftermath of COVID-19

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16 April 2020

Protecting children and their families during and after the COVID19 crisis

The EU Alliance for Investing in Children calls on the EU to protect children and their families during and after the COVID19 crisis.

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14 April 2020

Vulnerable Groups should be protected during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Mental Health Europe has joined 16 other organisations calling to make the investment in physical & mental health prevention & protection a top political priority.

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7 April 2020

Let’s not forget about people with psychosocial disabilities, now and in the aftermath of COVID-19

Read MHE's statement on the occasion of World Health Day 2020.

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20 March 2020

MHE General Assembly 2020: New dates and format

In light of the COVID-19 crisis, MHE’s General Assembly meeting will take place virtually and in a shorter format on 8 May 2020.

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18 March 2020

MHE is looking for a Policy Manager

The Policy Manager will lead policy and advocacy work towards the mainstreaming of mental health in EU policies, including social, disability, employment and other relevant policies.

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18 March 2020

MHE is looking for a Policy and Research Officer

The Policy and Research Officer will support MHE’s work in the field of mental health across different policy and research fields.

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13 March 2020

Coronavirus: 8 ways to look after your mental health

In the light of coronavirus pandemic, Mental Health Europe reminds that taking care of your mental health is as important as looking after your physical health.

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6 March 2020

MHE’s analysis of the new EU Gender Equality Strategy 2020-2025

The Gender Equality Strategy 2020-2025 has the potential to improve the rights of women and girls, including those with psychosocial disabilities, across the EU.

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27 February 2020

New data shows the need for mental health synergies across Europe

MHE has conducted a scoping review of the national developments in mental health policies from 2017 to 2019.

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19 February 2020

Turn promises into action: put mental health at the heart of EU policy-making

Members of the European Parliament and civil society call on the European Commission to develop EU Mental Health Strategy.

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18 February 2020

Tragic care home incident in Czechia highlights need for community-based care

EEG statement on the fire in the institution for adults with intellectual disabilities claiming the lives of eight people in Czechia

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17 February 2020

Why the Child Guarantee Council Recommendation is best launched in 2020

The EU Alliance for Investing in Children calls on the EU to eradicate child poverty with the help of the Child Guarantee.

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12 February 2020

International group of mental health professionals demands a new look at psychiatric diagnosis

Mental Health Europe supports an open letter regarding the reform and revision of diagnostic systems.

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29 January 2020

The Each of Us Campaign now available in Hungarian

The Each of Us campaign materials are now available in Hungarian.

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21 January 2020

MHE publishes Finnish Presidency Scorecard

How did the 2019 Finnish Presidency of the Council of the EU score in relation to mental health?

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20 January 2020

Event Invitation | 18 February 2020 | EU Parliament, Brussels

Join us in the European Parliament to address the urgent need for a comprehensive and proactive EU Mental Health Strategy.

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17 January 2020

MHE’s reaction to the association of mental health and terrorism on the EU website

This reaction explains concern about the narrative linking mental health and terrorism

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16 January 2020

10 Years Towards Inclusion

EEG celebrates a decade of coordinated EU action on deinstitutionalisation

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8 January 2020

MHE is looking for a Communications and Events Assistant (6-month internship)

A great opportunity to join a small, dynamic and international team at the heart of the Brussels EU district.

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18 December 2019

Adequate funding needed to support migrants’ mental health, new report finds

On International Migrants Day, Mental Health Europe and the European Public Health Alliance release a summary report looking into the use of EU funds for migrants' mental health.

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13 December 2019

MHE launches a new video on the UN CRPD and a psychosocial model of disability

What is the UN CRPD? What is a psychosocial model of disability? And how people with psychosocial disabilities can enjoy their rights in practice?

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12 December 2019

MHE launches a ‘Guide to Personal Recovery in Mental Health’

This guide is a new resource for people experiencing mental health difficulties.

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10 December 2019

What we really need is support, not coercion

Mental Health Europe marks Human Rights Day today by calling on the European States to promote mental health services that respect human rights.

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30 November 2019

European Mental Health Strategy: preliminary position

Read MHE's preliminary position on how a European Mental Health Strategy should look like and which topics include.

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28 November 2019

It’s time for the renewed commitment to protect the rights of persons with psychosocial disabilities

MHE's statement on the occasion of the European day of persons with disabilities 2019

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27 November 2019

You can count on us. But can we count on you?

MHE's reaction to the approval of the new European Commission

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7 November 2019

Vote for all: How co-production can improve the political participation of persons with disabilities?

Please join us for a roundtable discussion on how to improve the political participation of persons with disabilities

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29 October 2019

MHE’s response and recommendations on the Council conclusions on the Economy of Well-being

MHE welcomes the effort and commitment to put well-being and mental health at the heart of EU policies.

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28 October 2019

Ending coercion, promoting human rights in mental healthcare

Please join us for an event to mark Human Rights Day on 10 December 2019

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10 October 2019

To build a Europe without suicide, governments must act now

In a call to mark World Mental Health Day 2019, Mental Health Europe urges national governments to incorporate suicide prevention into national health, education and labour programmes and the EU to take the lead in supporting Member State in these efforts.

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4 October 2019

World Mental Health Day at the European Parliament – Suicide Prevention

MEPs, experts and the public will come together on 10 October to discuss how to build a Europe without suicide.

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1 October 2019

New ways in self-help: a look back at the 2019 European Empowerment Seminar in Germany

A recap of the 2019 European empowerment seminar

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26 September 2019

MHE releases reflection paper on mental health and SDGs

This reflection paper analyses how SDGs contribute to a human rights dimension of mental health & what is the EU's role

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11 September 2019

Medical education should be free from undue influence and conflicts of interest

European organisations react to a recent update in the pharmaceutical industry’s Code of Practice.

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9 September 2019

Who should become EU Health Commissioner?

What does it take to become an EU Health Commissioner? Read our ideal job profile.

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4 September 2019

You are invited: World Mental Health Day 2019

Mark your calendars for the World Mental Health Day, celebrated annually around the globe on 10 October 2019.

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20 August 2019

Register and become a member of the EU Health Policy platform

How to get involved?

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12 August 2019

Young people and mental health: new infographic explains how to help adolescents thrive

On International Youth Day, Mental Health Europe releases a new infographic with guidance on how to promote young people’s mental health.

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9 July 2019

MHE publishes Romanian Presidency Scorecard

How did the 2019 Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU score in relation to mental health?

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8 July 2019

MHE partners with civil society to develop a Guide for new MEPs

This publication guides MEPs on how they can improve people’s physical and mental health in Europe.

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5 July 2019

The EEG Reflections on the 2019 European Semester: Country Specific Recommendations

Read reflections on the 2019 European Semester.

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1 July 2019

Finland’s Presidency of the EU 2019: What’s in for mental health?

For a Presidency which focuses on citizens, mental health and carers.

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20 June 2019

2019 European Empowerment Seminar to take place in Germany

The Peer practice at all levels event will consider how to implement peer support in European mental health care.

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12 June 2019

Joint Letter to the EPSCO Council: Let’s move towards swift transposition of the EU Work-Life Balance Directive!

Next steps for the EU Work-Life Balance Directive

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27 May 2019

European Elections 2019: key takeaways for mental health

First reflection on the European Elections 2019

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9 May 2019

MHE reveals second collaboration with the Swedish fashion brand Monki

Embrace your feels

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6 May 2019

MHE Short Guide to Psychiatric Diagnosis available in 4 new languages

Now available in English, French, German and Italian.

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2 May 2019

Infographic ‘Words Matter’ now available in French

Notre infographie maintenant disponible en Français!

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28 April 2019

World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2019: No Future of Work without Mental Health

No Future of Work without Mental Health

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17 April 2019

EEG reflections on the 2019 European Semester Country Reports 

How to further and better invest in the transition from institutional to community-based care?

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17 April 2019

Participate in the WHO Quality Rights E-consultation

on good practices of community based mental health services .

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17 April 2019

MHE is looking for an external evaluator

to conduct an independent monitoring and evaluation of its work .

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16 April 2019

Watch now: MHE Webinar on the European Semester

Recording of the webinar about the EU Semester.

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10 April 2019

Mental Health Europe’s assessment of the European Disability Strategy 2010-2020

Our evaluation of the strategy.

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10 April 2019

Run with Mental Health Europe for the Brussels 20K

Join our running team!

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9 April 2019

MHE Short Guide to Psychiatric Diagnosis available in 3 new languages

Now available in English, French, German and Italian.

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8 April 2019

Empowering Minds Podcast: Coercive measures in mental health | Episode 3

What are coercive measures in mental health and how can we end these practices? In Episode 4, mental health experts clarify the situation.

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7 April 2019

World Health Day: European health organisations speak out on Universal Health Coverage

An urgent call for EU action to deliver the right to health

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4 April 2019

European Health Parliament releases recommendations on mental health

with an effort to consider the psychosocial approach to mental health.

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1 April 2019

Register now: MHE Webinar on the European Semester

How to get involved?

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28 March 2019

MHE is looking for a full-time Communications Senior Officer / Manager

A great opportunity to join a dynamic team and work in European communications.

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19 March 2019

MHE joins the #ElectNoHate Appeal

To ensure EU elections are free from hate speech and divisive rhetoric.

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13 March 2019

European Parliament approves the European Accessibility Act

MHE welcomes the agreement but hopes for further legislation.

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12 March 2019

The World Record Egg supports MHE as part of an art exhibition

selling original egg t-shirts with 100% of the profits going to MHE.

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11 March 2019

Open Letter to the EPSCO Council: Congratulations, nearly there!

The work-life balance Directive will bring positive changes to the lives of many Europeans.

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7 March 2019

Watch now: MHE Webinar on the upcoming European Elections

Recording of the webinar about the EU elections.

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6 March 2019

European Elections 2019: Did you know that thousands of Europeans will not be able to vote because of their disability?

MHE launches new video on the right to vote

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27 February 2019

MHE reacts to the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities’ latest report

on 'Ending the deprivation of liberty on the basis of disability'.

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26 February 2019

Register now: MHE Webinar on the upcoming European Elections

How to get involved?

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20 February 2019

VIDEO: We call for better mental health in Europe

For the upcoming European Elections.

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18 February 2019

New leaflet: All together for inclusive employment

Prepared in collaboration with other European organisations.

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14 February 2019

MHE publishes new short video presentation

Who are we ? What do we do?

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12 February 2019

MHE is looking for a Policy Manager (fixed-term contract 7 months, Maternity Cover)

A great opportunity to join a small, dynamic and international team at the heart of the Brussels EU district.

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4 February 2019

Provisional agreement reached by EU co-legislators on work-life balance measures

Adequate leave and flexible working arrangements have a substantially positive impact on the wellbeing and mental health of all workers

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24 January 2019

European Parliament adopts position on the ESF+ and its health strand

The ESF+ is the main financial instrument to strengthen Europe’s social dimension.

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23 January 2019

MHE publishes Austrian Presidency Scorecard

How did the 2018 Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU score in terms of mental health & human rights?

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23 January 2019

MHE releases its Shedding Light report on transparent relations in healthcare

The report unveils ambiguous links between the health industry and the medical community.

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22 January 2019

Mental health as key theme of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos

Global leaders to discuss mental health.

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21 January 2019

New MHE report on promising practices to end coercion in mental health services

The report identifies promising approaches used to end/reduce the use of coercion in mental health services.

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17 January 2019

MHE publishes its activity report 2018

What have we been up to?

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20 December 2018

MHE national and European empowerment seminars

In Lithuania, the Netherlands and Belgium.

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17 December 2018

Register now | EU Parliament Event | 23 Jan 2019

Shedding Light on transparent collaboration in healthcare

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13 December 2018

Listen to Empowering Minds Podcast Series: Episode 2

on mental health and transparency.

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12 December 2018

MHE together with partners signs Joint Declaration

to continue to work together on the support services for tomorrow.

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10 December 2018

World Human Rights Day

mental health is a human right

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4 December 2018

MHE hosts successful event in Warsaw on transparency

Short event report available.

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4 December 2018

MHE Manifesto for better mental health in Europe

For the European Elections 2019.

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3 December 2018

International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2018

This year’s theme is “Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”.

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3 December 2018

MHE launches new video on Article 19 of the UN CRPD on Independent Living

What is the UN CRPD? What is Article 19 about? What is an institution? 

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30 November 2018

Infographic: Words Matter

What do you say when you talk about mental health?

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27 November 2018

Health at a glance 2018: mental health as a major European public health concern

MHE hopes the 2018 Health at a Glance report will serve as a wake-up call for the EU and its Member States.

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27 November 2018

Update on the #WithdrawOviedo Campaign: concerns remain after a meeting in Strasbourg

MHE calls on the CoE to drop the draft.

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21 November 2018

MHE launches European map of youth helplines and support services

Find a helpline or organisation for young people in your country

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14 November 2018

Health inequalities: Unequal access to mental healthcare remains a reality in Europe

Need to improve the unequal access to mental healthcare in most European countries.

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13 November 2018

Brainstorming report on “Social Inclusion: partnering with other sectors”

How can arts and culture support positive mental health and well-being?

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13 November 2018

MHE launches new taskforces on youth mental health and social policies

Two important issues for Mental Health Europe.

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13 November 2018

MHE hosts successful event in Paris on transparency

Discussing conflicts of interest in medical practice and the French Sunshine Act.

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6 November 2018

Listen up: Here is what voters want from the EU Work-life balance directive

MHE is part of the #Iwantworklifebalance campaign.

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31 October 2018

MHE Response to the Lancet Commission Report on Global Mental Health and Sustainable Development

Read MHE response to the report.

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29 October 2018

MHE runs the Brussels Half Marathon

Congratulations to all of the runners

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22 October 2018

(FR) SEMINAIRE : Inscrivez vous: Liens d’intérêts en santé – Faisons toute la lumière

Etat des lieux du « Sunshine Act » à la française - Conflit d’intérêt dans la pratique médicale”

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18 October 2018

MHE calls on the EU to explicitly include mental health in the Health Strand of the ESF+

A new position paper with recommendations.

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10 October 2018

MHE, MEPs, Commission and Young People come together to mark World Mental Health Day

MHE has marked World Mental Health Day (10 October 2018) by bringing together young people, politicians and experts.

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9 October 2018

Capacity building seminar focuses on mental health in the workplace

MHE’s second capacity building seminar and a celebration of the 25th anniversary of Estuar

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4 October 2018

Motel One Brussels to sponsor Mental Health Europe team at the Brussels Half Marathon

Motel One Brussels – located in the centre of the city close to MHE’s offices – will sponsor the team

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26 September 2018

Seminar: Liens d’intérêts en santé – Faisons toute la lumière – Etat des lieux du « Sunshine Act » à la française

MHE, Formindep and Advocacy-France will host the seminar to discuss conflicts of interest in medical practice.

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25 September 2018

MHE attends 7th European Conference on Mental Health

Robin Murphy from MHE joined hundreds of mental health professionals, researchers and service users at the event.

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25 September 2018

CRPD Committee calls on States Parties to oppose the draft Additional Protocol to the Oviedo Convention

The Committee considers the draft Additional Protocol to be in violation of several articles of the CRPD.

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19 September 2018

Pfalzklinikum to mark World Mental Health Day 2018

MHE member the Pfalzklinikum is set to mark the day with an event to celebrate the first anniversary of the opening of the organisation’s day care clinic for child and youth psychiatry.

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18 September 2018

World Mental Health Day at the European Parliament – mental health for the next generation

MEPs, experts and the public will come together on 10 October to discuss how the EU can support positive mental health for the next generation

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17 September 2018

MHE launches Short Guide to Psychiatric Diagnosis

The guide is for anyone seeking help from a doctor, psychiatrist or other health professional.

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10 September 2018

World Suicide Prevention Day: Working Together to Prevent Suicide

According to the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) suicide is responsible for over 800,000 deaths every year.

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5 September 2018

20th session of CRPD Committee marks disability rights milestone

It is 10 years since the United Nations Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) came into effect.

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4 September 2018

Oviedo Convention: Bulgaria joins host of organisations objecting to Additional Protocol

Now that Bulgaria has objected to the draft, joining Portugal in expressing opposition, MHE and other campaigners believe more states could follow suit.

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30 August 2018

Conference “Transparency of cooperation between the pharmaceutical industry, healthcare professionals and user organisations”

Mental Health Europe and the Center for Bioethics and Biolaw of the University of Warsaw, are organising a meeting about transparency in mental health care.

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30 August 2018

Konferencja „Przejrzystość współpracy przemysłu farmaceutycznego ze środowiskiem medycznym i organizacjami pacjentów”

Konferencja „Przejrzystość współpracy przemysłu farmaceutycznego ze środowiskiem medycznym i organizacjami pacjentów”

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28 August 2018

Run for Mental Health Europe at the Brussels half-Marathon

Every year a team of runners enters the Brussels half-Marathon on behalf of MHE.

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28 August 2018

2018 European Empowerment Seminar to take place in the Netherlands

The Peer practice at all levels event will consider how to implement peer support in European mental health care.

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19 August 2018

World Humanitarian Day: Don’t overlook the mental health of aid workers

On WHD we reflect on the importance of ensuring aid workers are supported.

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6 August 2018

Infographic highlights little-known links between doctors and the pharmaceutical industry

New campaign highlights often-undisclosed links between doctors and drugs manufacturers.

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25 July 2018

Call for Tender: Perceptions of inclusive education

Apply now to lead a new study to identify opportunities for co-production

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24 July 2018

Claudia Marinetti joins MHE as new Director

Claudia will take over as Director on 3 September.

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16 July 2018

MHE publishes Bulgarian Presidency Scorecard

How did the 2018 Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU score in terms of mental health & human rights?

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11 July 2018

NGOs, academics and MEPs: Use future EU funding to promote human rights compliant mental health services

Mental health experts have called on the European Union (EU) to use the next round of EU funding to promote further reforms to mental health services.

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10 July 2018

Listen to new Mental Health Podcast from Mental Health Europe

Find out what topic we're discussing in Episode 1 of Empowering Minds, our new Podcast.

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27 June 2018

How EU funding can promote community-based mental health services, European Parliament, 11 July

The event will see MEPs, experts and the public come together on 11 July to discuss MHE’s Mapping and Understanding Exclusion report.

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25 June 2018

WHO releases ICD11

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released a new version of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) – ICD11.

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22 June 2018

MHE at the Conference on Democracy and Community Mental Health Care

The event marks the 40th anniversary of Law 180, the legislation which led to the closure of Psychiatric Hospitals in Italy.

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22 June 2018

Council adopts General Approach on the Work-Life Balance Directive

The Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council has agreed a common position on the Work-Life Balance (WLB) Directive.

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18 June 2018

MHE joins call urging Ministers to adopt Directive crucial for the mental health of workers

This week Ministers will meet to decide whether to back the Directive on Work-Life Balance for Parents and Carers.

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23 May 2018

2019 European Parliament elections: it is time to show that the voices of all EU citizens count

Outdated laws mean 500,000 people could be denied the right to vote.

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18 May 2018

Video: Summary of contributions to the UN Consultation on Human Rights and mental health

Video summarising contributions to the UN Consultation on Human Rights and mental health

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15 May 2018

Drop the draft: MHE speaks out against Additional Protocol to the Oviedo Convention

Despite strong opposition, the Council of Europe continues negotiations on the draft Additional Protocol to the Oviedo Convention.

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9 May 2018

Europe Day 2018: all citizens should have access to the right care

On Europe Day 2018 we reaffirm our call to create systems founded on human rights and recovery for all Europeans.

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3 May 2018

EEG Statement on the post 2020 EU funding regulations

Joint Statement on funding deinstitutionalisation.

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2 May 2018

Watch the recording of our webinar on mental health and the SDGs

Mental Health & the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 | Exploring Potential, Achieving Health for All

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30 April 2018

Mapping and Understanding Exclusion video

A short video about our recently launched report.

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28 April 2018

World Day for Safety and Health at Work

Preserving the mental health of young workers and future generations.

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26 April 2018

Register now  for the IIMHL 2018 in Sweden

A unique international platform that creates opportunities for mental health leaders.

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25 April 2018

Joint Statement on the next EU budget and children in migration

8  Ways to make the next EU Multiannual Financial Framework a vehicle for protection and integration of children in migration.

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23 April 2018

MHE elects new Board 2018-2021

During our annual general assembly in Slovenia.

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21 April 2018

European Commissioners send video messages to MHE

Mental health in all policies in essential.

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20 April 2018

MHE’s response to the Lancet editorial

Editorial on Mapping and Understanding Exclusion.

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18 April 2018

MHE at the ‘Voices of Culture’ Structural Dialogue

A Structural Dialogue between the EU Commission and the cultural sector.

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7 April 2018

World Health Day 2018 and Health coverage for All

Bringing physical and mental health together.

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5 April 2018

MHE welcomes new policy manager

Welcome Marie!

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3 April 2018

Register now | Webinar on Mental Health and the SDGs 2030

Mental Health and the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 Wednesday 2nd May 2018 | 10:30 – 12.30 (CET)

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27 March 2018

MHE is recruiting a new Director

A exciting opportunity to lead the main European mental health organisation.

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23 March 2018

MEP Tomáš Zdechovský joins MHE Coalition in the EU Parliament

Looking forward to a fruitful collaboration!

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9 March 2018

MHE is looking for a communications officer (Maternity Cover)

A great opportunity to join a dynamic team and work in European communications.

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8 March 2018

Ireland finally ratifies the UN CRPD

A long awaited ratification

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8 March 2018

International Women’s Day 2018: Work-life balance as a game changer for gender equality and mental health

Time to take action for gender equality.

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20 February 2018

MHE starts working on the ‘Shedding Light’ Project

For greater transparency in the relationship between the mental health sector and pharma industry.

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15 February 2018

The Each of Us Campaign now available in Swedish

Now available in 12 European languages!

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15 February 2018

MHE launches new video on Article 19 of the UN CRPD on Independent Living

What is the UN CRPD? What is Article 19 about? What is an institution? 

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9 February 2018

The right to work in practice – from stigma and segregation to human rights and integration

An event in Stockholm - May 2018.

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8 February 2018

Letter to the upcoming Finnish Presidency of the EU (2019)

For a Presidency which focuses on citizens, mental health and carers.

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30 January 2018

Co-production: Working together to create inclusive employment opportunities

Joint Event of the Taskforce “Support Services of Tomorrow'.

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26 January 2018

G7 Letter of support for youth mental health

Let's make mental health a priority worldwide. 

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26 January 2018

MHE is looking for a policy manager

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and enthusiastic policy manager at MHE!

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18 January 2018

MHE publishes Estonian Presidency Scorecard

How did the 2017 Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU score in terms of mental health & human rights?

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16 January 2018

MHE launches ‘Mapping and Understanding Exclusion in Europe’ Report

A unique study which looks at the state of mental health services across Europe (35+ countries).

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12 January 2018

EVENT INVITATION | EU Parliament Event

Coproducing employment initiatives for young persons with disabilities and mental health problems.

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9 January 2018

Taking Stock: MHE Activity Report 2017

We look back at 2017 with this Activity Report and take stock of what we have achieved all together.

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8 January 2018

Fact sheet on mental health and independent living

To help understand the importance of independent living for people with mental health problems 

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19 December 2017

Keep in Mind: A quick guide to the European institutions

The Second Edition is now available!

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19 December 2017

A successful European Empowerment Seminar

Mental health experts from 14 European countries gathered in Edinburgh.

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18 December 2017

Update on the Work-Life-Balance Directive

EPSCO has finally adopted the report of the proposal for a Directive on work-life balance.

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13 December 2017

10 Things You Should Know about Mental Health

There are so many things to know about mental health and wellbeing.

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13 December 2017

MHE is recruiting a project coordinator

Do you have experience in project coordination, knowledge of the mental health sector and European policy?

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8 December 2017

Webinar | Housing Rights of Persons with Psychosocial disabilities

Did you miss our webinar? We have recorded it for you.

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7 December 2017

Joint Statement: Call to support swift progress on Work-Life Balance Directive at EPSCO Council

EPSCO discusses the progress report of the proposal for a Directive on work-life balance.

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6 December 2017

Open Letter for a Shift Away in Mental Health Services reaches 200+ signatories

200+ organisations & individuals call for a new mental health paradigm

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22 November 2017

MHE welcomes UN Special Rapporteur’s ground-breaking report on mental health

The report looks at the right to mental health in a post-UN CRPD era.

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22 November 2017

MHE participates in the Estonian Presidency Conference on DI

The conference was a positive commitment from the Estonian Presidency to bring forward the agenda on deinstitutionalisation (DI) at EU level.

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22 November 2017

MHE Welcomes the Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner’s statement on human rights and psychosocial disability

The Commissioner pulls no punches in identifying how far we are behind in Europe on the rights of people living with mental ill health

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22 November 2017

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

Who are the most supportive MEPs on mental health related policy?

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22 November 2017

MHE’s reaction to the State of the Union

President of the EU Commission Jean-Claude Juncker delivered his annual State of the European Union before the Members of the EU Parliament

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22 November 2017

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

Check out our latest infographic.

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22 November 2017

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

100+ organisations & individuals call for a new mental health paradigm

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22 November 2017

MHE welcomes the proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Rights

We look forward to supporting the European institutions with its implementation.

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22 November 2017

MEP Rory Palmer joins MHE Coalition in the EU Parliament

MEP Rory Palmer becomes a new member of MHE Coalition for Mental Health and Well-being in the European Parliament.

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22 November 2017

Open Letter for a Shift Away in Mental Health Services

100+ organisations & individuals call for a new mental health paradigm

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22 November 2017

17 European organisations calling for more action on mental health in Europe

joint statement signed by 17 European organisations calling for more action on mental health in Europe

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22 November 2017

MHE successful event in the Parliament on Active Ageing

More than 50 people gathered in the EU Parliament.

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6 October 2017

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

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22 January 2017

MHE video clip on legal capacity

What does legal capacity mean for people with psychosocial disabilities?

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13 December 2016

MHE Annual Activity Report 2016

100+ organisations & individuals call for a new mental health paradigm

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