25 November 2021, 14:30-16:30 CET
Good mental health is vital for people to be able to lead healthy and productive lives. Mental health disorders already represented a significant health burden prior to the pandemic, with around 16% of the European population suffering from a mental disorder. COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent economic crisis has exacerbated this situation, especially amongst vulnerable groups.
As pointed out by Stella Kyriakides, Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, ahead of the World Mental Health Day on 10 October 2021, “a silent pandemic of mental health challenges is sweeping across the European Union and beyond”. This health emergency requires a deep reflection by European institutions and actors at all levels on the paths to follow to build mental health resilience among all European citizens.
This meeting will be a unique opportunity to foster a deep policy debate on mental health in the European Union and exchange opinions between the European institutions and stakeholders on the vision and strategy to address the mental health challenge today and in the near future.
Registrations are open until 24 November 2021. The EUREGHA Secretariat will provide the link closer to the event to those registered.