Mapping and Understanding Exclusion in Europe, a report from Mental Health Europe

Mental Health Europe – a non-governmental network which works with the EU and other international bodies to promote positive mental health – has published an analysis of mental health care across the continent.

Mapping and Understanding Exclusion in Europe provides a unique insight into European mental health systems, ongoing human rights violations and the changes on the horizon.

The document, published this morning (16 January 2018), provides data and testimonies on services and psychiatric care across Europe. Mental Health Europe hope it will help people understand the state of mental health services in their country, highlighting good practice and areas that need to improve.

The report was launched at a conference in Brussels at 9am (8am GMT) by Nigel Henderson (President of Mental Health Europe and Chief Executive of Penumbra), Prof Julie-Beadle Brown (University of Kent), Dainius Pūras (United Nations Special Rapporteur), Marie-Anne Paraskevas (Senior Policy Officer, European Commission) and Sabrina Palumbo, who has lived experience of mental ill-health.

The launch was live streamed on YouTube, and can be watched here.

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