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Mental Health Europe Conference 2012 - Call for contributions

15 Nov 2011

Mental Health Europe is announcing a call for contributions for its 2012 Conference : From individual to collective responsibility The social determinants of mental health

From individual to collective responsibility  

The social determinants of mental health 

June 14-16, 2012 

Split, Croatia

Mental Health Europe (MHE) has decided to dedicate its 2012 Conference to engaging with the social determinants of mental health, in a bid to emphasize the role society plays in both reinforcing and addressing inequalities.

The conference will bring together experts from the European Commission, the WHO and the United Nations to present different methods for improving the social environment in schools and workplaces, encouraging inclusion within the community, and developing strong and supportive networks which can have a positive impact on mental health. Grass roots experts will also contribute with examples of good practices found throughout Europe.

They welcome abstract submissions for the following parallel sessions:

  •  Meeting the basic needs of children and youth as an investment in the future
  • Changing the attitude of employers towards people with mental health problems
  • A framework for the establishment of strong and supportive network
  • The role of volunteering in establishing networks in rural and remote areas
  • The human rights aspect of the access to quality community-based services
  • Deinstitutionalisation and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  • The role of the media in changing people’s attitudes towards mental health issuesSolidarity between generations in the mental health field – Round Table debate

To submit an abstract, of 400 words at most, please download and complete the form at http://www.mhe-sme.org/ and send it to Yves Brand at yves.brand@mhe-sme.org and Maja Soco at maja.soco@stokoluri.org by March 15, 2012




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