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Tuesday October 10th the Swedish delegation of the CAN and several provinces from Sweden visited the Trimbos Institute. Their purpose was to exchange knowledge about monitoring mental health, alcohol and drug use, and local drugs prevention nationally and internationally.
Each year on the 10th of October, nations around the world recognize the importance of mental health by honoring World Mental Health Awareness Day. On its 25th anniversary, in 2017, the day focuses on raising awareness on the importance of well-being in workplaces, encouraging open dialogue about mental health at work, and promoting strategies for supporting good mental health at work.
The Trimbos Institute is cataloging the most important findings on effective alcohol policies. This is a result of the discussion regarding the ‘blurring-pilot’ of the VNG (Association of Dutch Municipalities). The Trimbos Institute professionals are of the opinion that convincing and extensive scientific research indicating that blurring negatively affects public health, should not be ignored.
We are pleased to announce the launch of SPIRIT (Suicide Prevention and Implementation Research Initiative), a 5-year implementation research hub in India and Bangladesh funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), USA. SPIRIT is an inter-sectoral partnership focused on reducing suicides and attempted suicides and saving lives in South Asia.
The 2nd EU Compass Forum on Mental Health and Well-being took place in Luxembourg on 8-9 June 2017. The event was attended by diverse stakeholders such as policy makers and EU Member State representatives, non-governmental stakeholders from advocacy groups and care organisations, as well as mental health care providers, professionals, and service users.