Organised by the European Psychiatric Association and under the motto “Social Cohesion, a Common Goal for Psychiatry” the 31st European Congress of Psychiatry Congress took place on 25-28 March in Paris. GAMIAN-Europe was there!
GAMIAN-Europe organised a joint symposium with EUFAMI on “how to foster resilience with the involvement of mental health patients and relatives”. The session was chaired by GAMIAN’s president Peter Kéri and André Decraene, EUFAMI’s vice-president. GAMIAN’s member Richmond Foundation also took part of the session with a presentation by the organisation’s CEO Stephania Dimech Sant on the involvement of patients and relatives in community mental health care.
During the session, GAMIAN-Europe’s researcher Chiara Saleme touched upon her experience of listening, writing and interpreting the voices and experiences of mental health patients and their relatives.
GAMIAN also had a booth at the exhibition area where educational material, including the latest reports on cancer and brain health, were displayed.
The report of the session will be published soon.
You can read more about the Congress here.