New tender in mental health and wellbeing awarded to Trimbos

May 4, 2015

In April 2015, the European Commission’s Directorate General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) and the Consumers, Health, Agriculture, Food Executive Agency (CHAFEA) awarded a tender to a Consortium, led by the Trimbos Institute, together with the NOVA University of Lisbon, the Finnish Association for Mental Health and EuroHealthNet under the supervision and in close cooperation with the Group of Governmental Experts on Mental Health and Well-being.


To continue building on the achievements which were initiated in the Joint Action, the European Commission set up the EU Compass for Action on Mental Health and Well-being in April 2015 to collect, exchange and analyse information on policy and stakeholder activities in mental health, and to undertake action to disseminate the European Framework for Action on Mental Health and Well-being resulting from the Joint Action. The EU Compass focusses on 7 priority area’s which rotate annually: 1) preventing depression & promoting resilience; 2) better access to mental health services; 3) providing community-based mental health services; 4) preventing suicide; 5) mental health at work; 6) mental health in schools; and 7) developing integrated governance approaches.

Activities carried out by the EU Compass include the establishment of a platform to monitor policies and activities in the field of mental health and well-being by Member States and non-governmental stakeholders, identifying and disseminating European good practices through a good practice database and good practice brochures, preparing and organizing three annual reports and forum events, organizing national mental health awareness raising workshops in each Member State, Iceland, and Norway, and the preparation of scientific reports which will form the basis of a European consensus paper on each of the seven priority areas of the Compass.

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Ionela Petrea

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