Recently, articles associating terrorism and mental health problems have appeared on the EU Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN) portal. RAN is an EU-wide umbrella network of practitioners and local actors involved in countering violent radicalisation. Set up by the European Commission, it consists of working groups that exchange experiences, knowledge and good practices. One of RAN’s working groups, the Health and Social Care Working Group (H&SC), seeks to raise awareness within the health and social care sector to prevent violent extremism and to promote an effective network of health and social care practitioners across Member States. The key challenge of the H&SC is ‘to interpret signs of radicalisation and help those individuals who might be at risk of being radicalised’.
The recent articles contain policy proposals, recommendations and practical guidelines for practitioners. They are entitled: