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Covid mental health support - Invitation to Health Policy Platform network

Mental Health in PC - PRIMORE PROJECT

Dear NGO representatives, DG SANTE has recently set up a special space within the EU Health Policy Platform called “COVID19 mental health support” to discuss and share information on the effects of Covid-19 on the mental health of the European citizens, patients, professionals and carers. While all interested organizations can register in this newly developed space, your organizations’ participation is particularly welcome.   Attached please f...

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Mental Health in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Emergency—The Italian Response

Mental Health in PC - PRIMORE PROJECT

Departments of Mental Health need to be equipped with appropriate e-health technologies and procedures to cope with situations such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, interventions are needed to mitigate the potentially harmful consequences of quarantine. Departments of Mental Health should be able to assume a leadership position in the psychosocial management of disasterlike situations, and this requires the acquisition of new skills, notab...

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Mental health and psychological resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic

Mental Health in PC - PRIMORE PROJECT

“With the disruptive effects of COVID-19 – including social distancing – currently dominating our daily lives, it is important that we check on each other, call and video-chat, and are mindful of and sensitive to the unique mental health needs of those we care for. Our anxiety and fears should be acknowledged and not be ignored, but better understood and addressed by individuals, communities and governments,” Dr Hans Kluge noted

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Preventing COVID-19 outbreak in prisons: a challenging but essential task for authorities

Prison Health - PRIMORE PROJECT

The guidance provides useful information to staff and health care providers working in prisons, and to prison authorities. It explains how to prevent and address a potential disease outbreak and stresses important human rights elements that must be respected in the response to COVID-19 in prisons and other places of detention. Access to information and adequate health care provision, including for mental disorders, are essential aspects in preser...

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Mental Health in Prisons - Coping with the Coronavirus

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What is undoubtedly at the forefront of the headlines at the moment is Covid 19 and its vast impacts on global health systems, economies and infrastructure. Vulnerable populations are worst effected; the elderly, those with pre-existing conditions, poorer populations etc. However, amongst these vulnerable populations are those confined within an environment that, given current events, might not necessarily be at the top of everyones agenda; pris...

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Interprofessional research and organizational co-creation

Mental Health in PC - PRIMORE PROJECT

Following the webinar InterProfessional Collaboration in Research (you haven't seen the webinar yet? Look at youtube! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mV5lGDrcMiE) the EFPC working group mental health had an inspiring online meeting this morning with Mental Health Europe (MHE). MHE is an European non-governmental network organisation committed to the promotion of positive mental health, the prevention of mental distress, the improvement of care, a...

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EU call for projects: Support for the implementation of best practices in the area of mental health

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There is a great opportunity for interested parties to join each other in developing a proposal for this EU call in the framework of the EU Health Programme 2020. Topics are related to: Aims to improve care for patients suffering from depression and preventing suicidal behavior.Several simultaneous intervention activities generating synergistic effectscooperation primary & mental health care, focusing on training general practitioners;publi...

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IOM Manual on Community-Based Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergencies and Displacement

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IOM is interested in receiving feedback for the manual, aiming at regular revisions based on inputs received from the field. The Mental Health WG takes the lead in preparing feedback which can be endorsed by the EFPC membership. Please feel free to assist the Mental Health WG. Attached the Word document version of the Manual Feedback Form and use the link to find the manual.

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