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First EUCOMS Network meeting in Heiloo

April 6, 2016

EUCOMS is an European Network founded by Trimbos, GGZ Noord Holland Noord, GGZ Nederland and the European Assertive Outreach Foundation (EAOF) connecting European service providers to support and advance the implementation of quality community mental health care in Europe and beyond.

On 5 and 6 April 2016, 35 participants representing 13 countries met each other for the first EUCOMS network meeting. On April the 6th, the group worked very hard to lay a solid foundation under the EUCOMS network. Participants explored what they want to achieve regarding community mental health care in their own country, identified topics to include in the consensus paper outlining the key principles of good community mental health care, and most importantly, agreed on the core values and ambition of the network laying the foundation for the EUCOMS network.  After the kick-off meeting GGZ Noord-Holland-Noord hosted two shadow sessions in Flexible Assertive Community Treatment teams in the cities of Heiloo and Alkmaar. The EUCOMS Network has made a kick start and will collaborate with its members to advance and support the implementation of quality community mental health care in Europe and beyond.

More information can be found on www.eucoms.net.

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