EUCOMS aims to support the implementation of quality community based mental health care services focused on prevention, treatment and recovery of people experiencing mental ill health in Europe and beyond.
The EUCOMS network describes quality community mental health care based on six principles. It is based on human rights (1), works with a public health perspective (2), supports recovery of clients (3), provides effective interventions (4), has a network approach (5), and uses peer experience as a source of expertise (6).
The network supports the implementation of quality community mental health care according to those principles through the facilitation of mutual learning and support between mental health service providers and persons with lived experience who use these services. EUCOMS also acts as the linking pin between policy and practice and gives service providers a voice in the national and European policy arena. The ultimate goal of the network is that quality community based mental health care services are implemented and accessible for all citizens in Europe and beyond.
EUCOMS was founded by the Trimbos Institute, EAOF (European outreach foundation), GGZ Nederland and GGZ Noord-Holland-Noord.
Please visit www.eucoms.net for more information.