2013 Convention – VILNIUS


Thursday 19/09

Afternoon: Arrival of Delegates & Registrations
Evening: Award Giving Ceremony of GAMIAN-Europe Good Practices Award

Welcome Dinner

Friday 20/09
09.00-09.30Welcome address by GAMIAN-Europe and Club 13 & Co- hosting organisation in Vilnius.
Morning session: chaired by Danguole Survilaite, chairperson of Club13 & Co and Pedro Montellano, president of GAMIAN Europe
09.30-10.15The Joint Action on Mental Health and Well Being . Focus on Depression

Pedro Montellano, president of GAMIAN-Europe, member of  the Group of Governmental Experts on Mental Health and Well-being and member of the advisory committee of the joint action

Download PDF:Pedro Montellano_presentation_Vilnius 2013

10.15-11.00The OECD reports on Work and Mental Health in 9 European countries Veerle Miranda, OECD representative

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11.00-11.30Coffee Break & Networking
11.30-12.15Working with Schizophrenia:

Stephen Bevan (Fit4Work – The Work Foundation)
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12.15-13.00Lunch & Networking
13.15-13.45Transfer by bus to the Republican Vilnius Psychiatric Hospital (Parko 15, Vilnius)
13.45-14.15Short tour in the psychiatric hospital
Afternoon Session: chaired by Rebecca Muller, secretary General of GAMIAN-Europe and Bert Aben, board member
14.30-15.15The Patients view on Mental Health and work; presentation of the results of the GAMIAN-Europe survey: with special focus on Depression

Rebecca Mueller (GAMIAN-Europe), Inge Neyens (LUCAS, Belgium)

Download the PDF: Neyens-Muller_Presentation_Vilnius 2013

15.15-18.30Presentation of selected good practices on work as an element of recovery by GAMIAN-Europe national members:

Blue Horse Turkey
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Libra Sweden
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Balans Sweden
Download PDF: Hakan Wingren_Presentation_Vilnius 2013

France Dépresion France
Download PDF:France-Depression_Presentation_Vilnius 2013

Enosh Israel
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AGMI Cyprus
Download PDF: Elise Torossian_Presentation_Vilnius 2013

ANOIKSIS The Netherlands
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Saturday 21/09
Morning session chaired by Flavio Prata,  vice president of GAMIAN-Europe and Raluca Nica, board member
09.30-11.00Dr Catherine Kilfedder (British Telecom)

Reasons behind British Telecom’s focus on combatting depression within the company and the subsequent effects on employees and the company as a whole

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Prof. Dr. Stellios Styllianidis

(Associate Professor of Social Psychiatry at the Department of Psychology at Panteion University in Athens; founder and Scientific Director of the Scientific Association for Regional Development and Mental Health – EPAPSY and Vice President of the World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation – WAPR)

How to survive an economical and financial crisis.

11.00-12.00Coffee Break & Networking: Organization Market
12.00-13.00Interactive session to edit recommendations based on the exchanges of Friday afternoon. Chaired by Hilkka Karkkainen, treasurer of GAMIAN-Europe and Aikaterni Nomidou, board member
13.00- 14.00-Lunch & Networking
14.00 -15.30General assembly GAMIAN-Europe (members only)
16.00- 19.00Visit Trakai Castle
20.00Farewell Dinner and Networking



Bert Aben  VMDB (board member)  The Netherlands

Jelmer Abrahams   Anoisikis The Netherlands

Paul Arteel GAMIAN-EU (executive director) Belgium

Stephen Bevan Fit4Work UK

Andrea Bodrogi  Avakenings Foundation  Hungary

John Bowis Indv member (board member)  UK

Yoram Cohen Enosh Israel

Patrick Colemont Ups & Downs Belgium

Paul Cosse  Schizo ?…Oui !   France

Bogdan Dobnik  OZARA Slovenia

Dragan Kalinov Donkov  Richmond Foundation Malta

Aidan Fahy Cork Mental Health Ireland

Jacinta Hastings  Indiv member Ireland

Kristina Jandrić  Sunrise Croatia

Jan Jaroš  Kolombus  Czech Republic


Georgios Karakitsios  SOFPSI N.SERRON  Greece

Hilkka Karkkainen Indiv member  (treasurer)  Finland

Catherine Kilfedder Speaker British Telecom UK

Marthe Lokken Bipolarforeningen Norway

Christine Marking  GAMIAN-EU Belgium

Jan Martinek Česká asociace pro psychické zdraví Czech Republic

Veerle Miranda Speaker OECD representative France

Pedro Montellano  ADEB   (president) Portugal

Rebecca Muller Ups&Downs  (secretary-general) Belgium

Inge Neyens  Speaker Lucas Belgium

Raluca NICA LRSM  (board member)  Romania

Aikaterini Nomidou Sopsi N Serron   (board member) Greece

Frans Overmeire   V.M.D.B  Netherlands

Flavio Prata  Arete Onlus  (vice-president) Italy

Urve Randmaa EMHA Estonia

Ulrike Rieser  France Dépression  France

Eva Sellberg Bäcjström  LIBRA Sweden

Antoinette Shah Richmond Foundation Malta

Thanasis Soumalias  Kinapsi Greece

Arif Haldun Soygur Turkey

Stellios Stellianidis Speaker  EPAPSI Greece

Finn Svartvadet Bipolarforeningen Norway

Elise Torossian  Advocacy Group for the Mentally III Cyprus

Håkan Wingren Riksförbundet Balans Sweden

Muazzez Merve Yüksel  Ankara Şizofreni Hastaları ve yakınları Turkey

Rafal  Zukowski Association Integration  POLAND

Laura Dobell  Janssen UK

David Mouyal Lundbeck Danmark

Sofie Ustrup Lundbeck Danmark

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