Joint-statement on mental health for the EU Health Policy Platform Signatories:

The European Framework for Action on Mental Health and Wellbeing, which gathered together the lessons learned during the Joint Action, provides a roadmap for improving and promoting mental health.  The 20 signatories to this joint-statement would like to see a concerted effort to follow on from the Joint Action and Framework, and gather a broad coalition of organisations who wish to support the improvement of mental health through European policies with a specific focus on four areas.

The signatories urge the European Institutions to:

1. Ensure parity of esteem, the principle by which mental health must be given equal priority to physical health

2. Take a life-course approach to mental health

3. Pay stronger attention to mental health in the workplace

4. Improve mental health treatment in primary care settings 

Signe by:

Mental Health Europe
European Federation of Associations of Families of Persons with Mental Illness (EUFAMI)
Council of Occupational Therapists for the European Countries (COTEC)
European Brain Council (EBC)
European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations
European forum for primary care (EFPC)
European Patients’ Forum (EPF)
European Psychiatric Association (EPA)
European Public Health Alliance (EPHA)
European Region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA Europe)
Global Alliance of Mental Illness Advocacy Networks-Europe (GAMIAN-Europe)

To read the full document, please click HERE 


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