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The section's objectives are to:

  • strengthen the knowledge of Public Mental Health problems in the EU;
  • build a network of health professionals on mental health and mental disorders from a public health perspective;
  • promote and strengthen networking and exchange of expertise;
  • provide a platform for the exchange of information between policymakers practitioners and researchers in the field of Mental Health;
  • promote and strengthen research in the field of Mental Health;
  • intensify the dissemination of existing information in the field of Mental Health;
  • encourage joint activities in the field of Mental Health promotion and Mental disorder prevention;
  • respond proactively to Public Health related aspects in the field of Mental Health;
  • promote and strengthen education and capacity building in the field of Mental Health;
  • discuss conceptual and methodological issues regarding Mental Health and mental disorders;
  • develop strategies to influence national and European policy makers and politicians to increase attention for Mental Health and mental disorders;
  • deepen and disseminate knowledge on risk factors for Mental Health.

The section encourages presentations at the annual EUPHA meeting and organizes yearly at least one workshop on conceptual and/ or methodological issues. Next to the activities at the annual meeting, national and international workshops and conferences will be stimulated and publications for the European Journal of Public Health will be prepared and encouraged.

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