Date(s) - 26/04/2017 - 27/04/2017
Langside Parish Church
Eurodiaconia members face increased challenges to supply quality social services to people with mental health issues.
The changing profiles of users or new approaches to addressing mental health, where a psychosocial approach favours an understanding of mental health which goes beyond treating emotional distress as linked to biological illness, are only two among such challenges. Also, mental health issues are sometimes associated with negative stereotypes. For this reason, de-stigmatization has become core to bringing users of mental health services closer to communities and raising awareness of the issue.
The aim of the event is twofold. On the one hand, it aims to build the capacity of Eurodiaconia and its members’ ongoing initiatives and good, effective practice on services for people with mental health issues. On the other hand, it aims to shape messages towards policy makers at EU, national and local levels on why the effective inclusion of people with mental health issues is beneficial for communities. The experiences and ideas of member organizations in relation to this should feed into Eurodiaconia’s advocacy work and action to take.
Learn more about the Mental Health meeting via the event invitation and agenda.