EU Compass for Action on Mental Health and Well-being
The EU-Compass for Action on Mental Health and Wellbeing is a web-based mechanism used to collect, exchange and analyse information on policy and stakeholder activities in mental health.
Between 2015-2018 the Compass will communicate information on the European Framework for Action on Mental Health and Well-being. It will monitor the mental health and wellbeing policies and activities of EU countries and non-governmental stakeholders through:
- the identification and dissemination of European good practices in mental health,
- the collection of data on stakeholders’ and national activities in mental health through three annual surveys,
- the organisation of three annual reports and forum events,
- holding mental health workshops in each EU country and in Iceland and Norway.
In addition, the EU Compass will collaborate with the EU-Group of Governmental Experts on Mental Health and Wellbeing and non-governmental stakeholders in the preparation of four scientific papers. The EU-Compass focuses on 7 priority areas:
1. preventing depression & promoting resilience
2. better access to mental health services
3. mental health at work
4. mental health in schools
5. preventing suicide
6. providing community-based mental health services
7. developing integrated governance approaches
3rd EU Mental Health Compass Forum
Luxembourg, February 8-9, 2018
The third Annual EU Compass Forum on Mental Health and Well-being will be held in Luxembourg on 8-9 February 2018.
This event is aimed at diverse stakeholders such as policy makers and Member State representatives, non-governmental stakeholders from advocacy groups and care organisations, as well as mental health care providers, professionals, and service users. The purpose of the Forum is to discuss the implementation of policy recommendations of the Joint Action European Framework for Action on Mental Health and Well-being and the outcomes of activities related to the work of the EU Compass during 2017-2018.
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Smart Ageing Prize 2018
The Active and Assisted Living (AAL) Programme, in collaboration with Nesta’s Challenge Prize Centre, has launched the 2nd edition of the Smart Ageing Prize.
This competition aims to identify the most promising solutions in Europe using ICT for active ageing. Its main theme this year is 'products and services that use innovative digital technologies to support older people to participate fully in social life'. You can submit your idea before 30 March 2018.
Scale AHA Study: Work together to scale up digital innovation
The final report of the Scale AHA Study recommends to continue promoting the European reference sites and their collaborative work to innovate services for active and healthy ageing (AHA).
The study also champions the twinning support scheme as part of the Digital Single Market initiative.
More information can be found here
Resolution of United Nations Human Rights Council
on Mental Health and Human Rights
The 36th UN Human Right Counsil, on Mental Health and Human Rights, took place on September 26, 2017. The Resolution is available in various languages.
Read and dowload the full Resolution here below:
List of EU Presidencies 2016 - 2030:
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