Final Conference of the EU Joint Action on Mental Health and Wellbeing

January 29th, 2016

The Final Conference, held on the 21-22 January 2016 at the Flemish Parliament building in Brussels, included a discussion on the main results of the Joint Action as well as the different aspects of the Framework for Action implementation.

Since the Joint Action started in February 2013, national and European working groups, integrating representatives of Member States and other stakeholders (from users and families to health professionals, representatives of other sectors, NGOs and other international organisations), have produced comprehensive reports. These include the analysis of the mental health situation in Europe and policy recommendations for each of the five specific areas of the JA – mental health in all policies, mental health in schools, mental health at the workplace, prevention of depression and suicide, towards community mental health care.

Based on these reports a consensus-based, integrated Framework for Action on Mental Health and Wellbeing has been elaborated through a large consultation process that involved the Governmental Experts.

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