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January 26

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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January 25

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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January 21

Event Invitation | 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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January 21

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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January 20

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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January 19

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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January 18

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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January 15

MHE is looking for an Advocacy and Policy Officer

The Advocacy and Policy Officer will support MHE’s advocacy work and its work in the field of mental health across different policy fields and projects.

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December 22

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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December 18

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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December 18

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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December 17

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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December 16

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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December 15

New EU4Health programme: breakthrough for mental health

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

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December 14

An inclusive EU4Health Programme is needed, says EU4Health Coalition

Joint statement demanding an inclusive EU4Health Programme.

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December 10

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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December 3

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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December 1

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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November 24

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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November 18

MHE launches a ‘Short Guide to Psychiatric Drugs’

This guide is a new resource for people taking medication.

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November 16

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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November 9

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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November 4

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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November 2

10 ways to cope with stress during the pandemic

On the occasion of Stress Awareness Week (2 – 6 November), MHE is launching a guide on how to cope with stress during these testing times.

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October 21

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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October 19

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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October 14

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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October 13

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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October 9

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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October 8

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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September 21

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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September 17

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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September 14

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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September 10

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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September 2

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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August 19

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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August 17

Transparency is not enough

In a society where a biomedical model of mental health is still too prominent, a lack of transparency and independence has led to the over-medicalisation of mental health.

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August 10

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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August 7

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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July 29

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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July 16

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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July 15

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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July 14

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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July 8

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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July 3

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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June 11

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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June 8

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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June 3

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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June 2

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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May 27

MHE’s reaction to the 2020 Country Specific Recommendations

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

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May 26

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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May 20

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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May 19

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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May 13

Mental Health Europe explained

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

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May 8

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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May 4

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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April 23

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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April 16

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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April 14

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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April 7

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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March 20

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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March 18

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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March 18

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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March 13

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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March 6

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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February 27

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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February 19

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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February 18

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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February 17

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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February 12

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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January 29

The Each of Us Campaign now available in Hungarian

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

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January 21

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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January 20

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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January 17

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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January 16

10 Years Towards Inclusion

EEG celebrates a decade of coordinated EU action on deinstitutionalisation

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January 8

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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December 18

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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December 13

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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December 12

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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December 10

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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November 30

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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November 28

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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November 27

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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November 7

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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October 29

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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October 28

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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October 10

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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October 4

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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October 1

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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September 26

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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September 11

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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September 9

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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September 4

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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August 20

Register and become a member of the EU Health Policy platform

How to get involved?

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August 12

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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July 9

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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July 8

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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July 5

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

Read reflections on the 2019 European Semester.

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July 1

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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June 20

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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June 12

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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May 27

European Elections 2019: key takeaways for mental health

First reflection on the European Elections 2019

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May 9

MHE reveals second collaboration with the Swedish fashion brand Monki

Embrace your feels

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May 6

MHE Short Guide to Psychiatric Diagnosis available in 4 new languages

Now available in English, French, German and Italian.

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May 2

Infographic ‘Words Matter’ now available in French

Notre infographie maintenant disponible en Français!

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April 28

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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April 17

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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April 17

Participate in the WHO Quality Rights E-consultation

on good practices of community based mental health services .

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April 17

MHE is looking for an external evaluator

to conduct an independent monitoring and evaluation of its work .

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April 16

Watch now: MHE Webinar on the European Semester

Recording of the webinar about the EU Semester.

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April 10

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

Our evaluation of the strategy.

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April 10

Run with Mental Health Europe for the Brussels 20K

Join our running team!

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April 9

MHE Short Guide to Psychiatric Diagnosis available in 3 new languages

Now available in English, French, German and Italian.

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April 8

Empowering Minds Podcast Series : Episode 3

Episode 3 of our podcast series – Empowering Minds – looks at the use of coercive measures in mental health services and the existing solutions to end these practices.

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April 7

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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April 4

European Health Parliament releases recommendations on mental health

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

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April 1

Register now: MHE Webinar on the European Semester

How to get involved?

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March 28

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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March 19

MHE joins the #ElectNoHate Appeal

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

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March 13

European Parliament approves the European Accessibility Act

MHE welcomes the agreement but hopes for further legislation.

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March 12

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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March 11

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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March 7

Watch now: MHE Webinar on the upcoming European Elections

Recording of the webinar about the EU elections.

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March 6

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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February 27

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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February 26

Register now: MHE Webinar on the upcoming European Elections

How to get involved?

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February 20

VIDEO: We call for better mental health in Europe

For the upcoming European Elections.

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February 18

New leaflet: All together for inclusive employment

Prepared in collaboration with other European organisations.

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February 14

MHE publishes new short video presentation

Who are we ? What do we do?

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February 12

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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February 4

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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January 24

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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January 23

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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January 23

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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January 22

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

Global leaders to discuss mental health.

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January 21

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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January 17

MHE publishes its activity report 2018

What have we been up to?

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December 20

MHE national and European empowerment seminars

In Lithuania, the Netherlands and Belgium.

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December 17

Register now | EU Parliament Event | 23 Jan 2019

Shedding Light on transparent collaboration in healthcare

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December 13

Listen to Empowering Minds Podcast Series: Episode 2

on mental health and transparency.

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December 12

MHE together with partners signs Joint Declaration

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

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December 10

World Human Rights Day

mental health is a human right

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December 4

MHE hosts successful event in Warsaw on transparency

Short event report available.

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December 4

MHE Manifesto for better mental health in Europe

For the European Elections 2019.

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December 3

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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December 3

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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November 30

Infographic: Words Matter

What do you say when you talk about mental health?

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November 27

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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November 27

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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November 21

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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November 14

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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November 13

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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November 13

MHE launches new taskforces on youth mental health and social policies

Two important issues for Mental Health Europe.

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November 13

MHE hosts successful event in Paris on transparency

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

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November 6

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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October 31

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

Read MHE response to the report.

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October 29

MHE runs the Brussels Half Marathon

Congratulations to all of the runners

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October 22

(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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October 18

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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October 10

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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October 9

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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October 4

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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September 26

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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September 25

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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September 25

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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September 19

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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September 18

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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September 17

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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September 10

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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September 5

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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September 4

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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August 30

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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August 30

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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August 28

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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August 28

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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August 19

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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August 6

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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July 25

Call for Tender: Perceptions of inclusive education

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

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July 24

Claudia Marinetti joins MHE as new Director

Claudia will take over as Director on 3 September.

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July 16

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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July 11

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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July 10

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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June 27

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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June 25

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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June 22

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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June 22

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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June 18

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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May 23

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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May 18

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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May 15

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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May 9

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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May 3

EEG Statement on the post 2020 EU funding regulations

Joint Statement on funding deinstitutionalisation.

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May 2

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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April 30

Mapping and Understanding Exclusion video

A short video about our recently launched report.

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April 28

World Day for Safety and Health at Work

Preserving the mental health of young workers and future generations.

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April 26

Register now  for the IIMHL 2018 in Sweden

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

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April 25

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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April 23

MHE elects new Board 2018-2021

During our annual general assembly in Slovenia.

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April 21

European Commissioners send video messages to MHE

Mental health in all policies in essential.

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April 20

MHE’s response to the Lancet editorial

Editorial on Mapping and Understanding Exclusion.

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April 18

MHE at the ‘Voices of Culture’ Structural Dialogue

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

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April 7

World Health Day 2018 and Health coverage for All

Bringing physical and mental health together.

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April 5

MHE welcomes new policy manager

Welcome Marie!

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April 3

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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March 27

MHE is recruiting a new Director

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

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March 23

MEP Tomáš Zdechovský joins MHE Coalition in the EU Parliament

Looking forward to a fruitful collaboration!

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March 9

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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March 8

Ireland finally ratifies the UN CRPD

A long awaited ratification

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March 8

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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February 20

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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February 15

The Each of Us Campaign now available in Swedish

Now available in 12 European languages!

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February 15

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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February 9

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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February 8

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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January 30

Co-production: Working together to create inclusive employment opportunities

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

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January 26

G7 Letter of support for youth mental health

Let's make mental health a priority worldwide. 

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January 26

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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January 18

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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January 16

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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January 12

EVENT INVITATION | EU Parliament Event

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

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January 9

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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January 8

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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December 19

Keep in Mind: A quick guide to the European institutions

The Second Edition is now available!

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December 19

A successful European Empowerment Seminar

Mental health experts from 14 European countries gathered in Edinburgh.

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December 18

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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December 13

10 Things You Should Know about Mental Health

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

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December 13

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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December 8

Webinar | Housing Rights of Persons with Psychosocial disabilities

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

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December 7

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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December 6

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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November 22

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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November 22

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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November 22

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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November 22

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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November 22

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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November 22

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

Check out our latest infographic.

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November 22

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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November 22

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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November 22

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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November 22

Open Letter for a Shift Away in Mental Health Services

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

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November 22

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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November 22

MHE successful event in the Parliament on Active Ageing

More than 50 people gathered in the EU Parliament.

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October 6

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

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January 22

MHE video clip on legal capacity

What does legal capacity mean for people with psychosocial disabilities?

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December 13

MHE Annual Activity Report 2016

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

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