On 10 December 2019, to mark Human Rights Day, Mental Health Europe will hold an event ‘Ending coercion, promoting human rights in mental healthcare’. The event will take place in the European Parliament in Brussels and will be hosted by Brando Benifei MEP (S&D, Italy).
The event will:
- look at the fundamental intersection between mental health and human rights;
- discuss the needs and barriers towards a human rights-based approach in mental healthcare across Europe;
- provide recommendations on how to move forward towards truly human rights-compliant mental health services.
The event will bring together key stakeholders and policymakers, members of the European Parliament Coalition for Mental Health and Wellbeing, users and providers of mental health services. People with lived experience will share their personal testimonies. During the event, MHE will also present the key finding of ‘Promising practices in prevention, reduction and elimination of coercion across Europe’ report.