Bridging the Gap: Optimising transition from child to adult mental healthcare


The meeting of the 21st of November will focus on transition of care, which relates to planning, preparing and moving persons affected by mental health problems from child to adult mental health services.

Transition of care is a priority for GAMIAN-Europe and EBC, and fortunately, this topic is gaining traction; the EU-funded MILESTONE project, specifically focusing on this topic is a clear example of this increased attention.  The meeting will provide a useful opportunity to discuss the status and impact of this type care as well as identify requirements for improvement.


The objectives of the November meeting are threefold:

  • Highlight the crucial importance of continuity of care when moving from child/adolescent to adult services;
  • Focus on appropriate and effective patient pathway to ensure a smooth transition, taking ADHD as an example;
  • Explore EU actions to ensure policy attention for this topic.



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‘Bridging the Gap: Optimising transition from child to adult mental healthcare’

Meeting organised by GAMIAN-Europe and the European Brain Council

Hosted by Tomas Zdechovsky MEP

European Parliament, Room A5G 305


14.00                   Registration

Chair: Frédéric Destrébecq European Brain Council

14.30 – 14.40      Welcome and introductions

Frédéric Destrébecq, European Brain Council

Dolores Gauci, GAMIAN-Europe

14.40 – 15.20      Key note speeches:

Transition from child/adolescent to adult services: avoiding the gap

Prof Swaran Singh, University of Warwick

Continuity of care: principles of a best practice pathway: Expert Policy Paper

Prof Geert Dom, Board member European Psychiatric Association

15.20 – 16.00       Panel response

  • Dolores Gauci, Board Member, GAMIAN-Europe
  • Andrea Bilbow, President, ADHD-Europe European Commission
  • David Nutt, President, European Brain Council
  • Terje Peetso, European Commission, DG CONNECT

16.00 – 16.20      Audience debate

16.20 – 16.30      Closing remarks

Frédéric Destrébecq, European Brain Council

Tomas Zdechovsky MEP


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