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European Public Health Week

13-17 May 2024


Health is a political choice!




Tuesday, May 14th - Mental health: People at the centre

Mental health remains a central (global) health issue requiring our continuous attention and effort if we want to tackle the problem sustainably. By focusing on the individuals at the core of mental health - patients and those closely affected - we can start creating better policies and solutions.

How can we place people at the centre? How can we ensure inclusive representation and access to care in mental health? What is the role of innovation in tackling the problem?



Daily partners

We proudly announce that the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe's Mental Health unit and Mental Health Europe (MHE) are our daily partners for Tuesday. The daily partners and the supporting organisations develop and organise the kick-off event of each specific day.


Daily kick-off event

Event details will follow shortly!



These are sub-themes that give you ideas and stimulate your imagination. They do not limit the scope of the day's themes. If you are having doubts about which day you should organise your event, email us at and our team will be happy to help you.

  • Young people’s mental health crisis: Towards a whole-of-society response
  • Politics of public mental health
  • Inclusive access to mental health care
  • Mental health and the Universal Health Coverage (UHC)
  • Long COVID and mental health

On route to Lisbon: Innovation focus

  • Social media and mental health
  • Innovative digital interventions for mental health
  • Innovative community engagement and empowerment for public mental health


Do you want to get involved with this theme and the 2024 EUPHW?

Is this daily theme something that interests you? Would you like to organise an event on this day?
Whether you are an institution, a health professional or an ordinary citizen interested in one of these themes, you may organise your own event(s). To submit an event, please follow this link.

If you are unable to organise your own event, spreading the word is also hugely important. Have a look at the media toolkit to share the message of the European Public Health Week 2024. 

Of course, you can also join any of the 2024 EUPHW events. The events calendar is accessible through this link.

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