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Covid mental health support - Invitation to Health Policy Platform network

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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

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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

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“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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Fear can be more harmful than the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus

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The acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 outbreak is a global public health issue. Fear and stigma are growing due to misinformation and unfounded rumors. As a global community, we need solidarity instead of stigma to limit the spread of corona virus disease 2019. Open and transparent information on the outbreak to the global public, and administrative warning from authorities in every country are necessary to reduce fear and discrimination.

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Isolation because of Corona triggers psychological problems, such as panic disorder, anxiety and depression

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The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) epidemic emerged in Wuhan, China, spread nationwide and then onto half a dozen other countries between December 2019 and early 2020. The implementation of unprecedented strict quarantine measures in China has kept a large number of people in isolation and affected many aspects of people’s lives. It has also triggered a wide variety of psychological problems, such as panic disorder, anxiety and depression. T...

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Interprofessional research and organizational co-creation

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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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