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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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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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January 2

MHE publishes Slovak Presidency Scorecard

A scorecard system through which we evaluate each Presidency’s commitment to and promotion of mental health.

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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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