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EUREGHA morning seminar “Mental health in the young: good practices and new initiatives”
18 April 2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
In light of EUREGHA policy cycle on Mental Health, we are happy to invite you to the EUREGHA morning seminar focusing on Mental health in the young on 27 April, 9h30-11h45, at the Skåne European Office, Rue du Luxembourg 3, 1000 Brussels.
According to WHO, 10-20% of children and young adults experience mental illnesses worldwide. Half of all mental disorders begin before they reach the age of 14 and three-quarters develop by mid-20s. If left untreated, these conditions have a great impact on children’s development, including their educational achievements and a potential to live fulfilling lives. The purpose of this event is to showcase good regional and local practices in the field of mental health in the young and to identify challenges as well as solutions that could lead to knowledge exchange and cooperation at European level.
During the event, we will have the opportunity to hear from and discuss with representatives from the EU-Compass for Action on Mental Health and Well-being (in 2017 they highlight work on mental health at schools as well as prevention of suicides), Mental Health Europe (MHE), as well as to learn about good practices in Region Östergötland (SE), Region Skåne (SE) and Flemish Region (BE).
To register, please send your name to Lina Papartyte at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 24 April.
EUREGHA, together with the Skåne European Office, look forward to welcoming you on 27 April!
Co-organised by EUREGHA and Skåne European Office
27 April 9h30-11h45
Skåne European Office, Rue du Luxembourg 3, 1000 Brussels
9h00 Coffee and registration
9h30 Welcome from EUREGHA
9h40 The EU-Compass for Action on Mental Health and Wellbeing
Claudia Marinetti, Programme manager, Eurohealthnet (Consortium partner of EU-Compass)
9h55 New initiatives and experiences in the field of mental health in the young
Alva Finn, Human Rights and Policy Officer, Mental Health Europe (MHE)
10h10 Mental Health among the young, good practice from Region Östergötland
Charlotte Lindqvist, Healthcare strategist, Region Östergötland, Sweden
10h30 Mental Health among the young, good practice from Region Skåne
Anja Nyberg and Thilia Nyberg, Region Skåne, Sweden
11h00 Promoting self-education and mental health of young people in Flanders: the ‘NokNok – webtool’ and ‘Warm cities’
TBC,Fanya Verhenne, Flemish Institute for Health promotion and Disease prevention (VIGeZ), Flemish Region, Belgium
11h15 Q&A session
11h45 End of meeting