Mental Health Services in the Community
Many European countries address mental health concerns and promote mental well-being through specialised programmes and practices which focus on, but are not limited to, community-based and more accessible mental health services.
While these programmes and practices may benefit various stakeholders involved in mental healthcare, there is not currently a systematic method of disseminating quality, practical information about good practices in mental health for use by other stakeholders within Europe.
The EU Compass for Action on Mental Health and Well-being addresses this gap through a variety of means, including this brochure.
Each year, a brochure with examples of good practices is published.
The 2018 EU Compass for Action on Mental Health and Well-being Good Practices Brochure focuses on community-based mental health services and on more accessible mental health services. It contains programmatic information about European good practices in mental health and well-being which has been evaluated by experts.
A brief summary of each practice, its addressed priority areas, the lessons learned, and recommendations to future adopters can be found within this brochure. As well, further information about each practice can be found on the practice’s website. During the yearly Compass Forum on Mental Health and Well-being, representatives from Member States and other stakeholders discuss mental health and well-being priority topics, including Good Practices, lessons’ learned from others, and consensus papers that reflect the latest scientific knowledge.