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Report and presentations 2nd EU Compass Forum on Mental Health and Well-being online

August 8, 2017

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.

They discussed the implementation of policy recommendations of the Joint Action European Framework for Action on Mental Health and Well-being and the outcomes of activities related to the work of the EU Compass during 2016-2017.

The focus of this year’s Forum was Mental Health at Work, Mental Health at Schools, and Prevention of Suicide. In line with this, an EU Compass scientific paper on the theme of mental health at work was presented and both days included interactive break-out sessions to discuss the key topics. Moreover, the results of the annual EU Compass surveys regarding the activities of member States and stakeholders in mental health were presented.

The full reports and presentations of this meeting are to be found on the website of the European Commission. The 3rd EU Compass Forum on Mental Health and Well-being will take place on 8-9 February 2018, the two themes being Community Mental Health and Mental Health in all Policies. Please contact Vianey Zwezerijnen (VZwezerijnen@trimbos.nl) if you would like to be invited to the Forum.

The European Compass on Mental Health and Wellbeing is organised by a consortium led by the Trimbos Institute together with the NOVA University of Lisbon, the Finnish Association for Mental Health and EuroHealthNet under the EU Health Programme (2014-2020).

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