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Europe's First Portal for Mental Health Promotion
What is the European Network for Mental Health Promotion?
- The ENMHP is a new network for people interested in mental health promotion.
- ENMHP has more than 1600 members from Europe and beyond
- ENMHP membership includes policy makers, practitioners and educators
- ENMHP aims to influence practitioners, policy makers, professionals and administrators
- ENMHP aims to become the premier network for mental health promotion
- Builds on the work of ProMenPol project
DG Employment publishes guidelines on mental health at work
DG Employment has just published guidelines on mental health at work as part of the results of a recent study involving Prevent, Work Research Centre, University of Nottingham, the London School of Economics and TNO. This study examined the case for workplaces doing more to prevent and manage mental health issues of their employees. It examined the current legislative provisions in the area and examined the case for introducing further legislation.
As part of this work, new guidelines have been developed which integrate occupational health and safety, mental health promotion and absence management approaches to mental health issues. In doing so, they look to extend the field beyond a sole focus on workplace factors and to include mental health issues that arise from outside of the workplace.
The study has also produced an interpretive note on mental health issues at work. This provides an interpretation of currently existing legislation in the area with a view to pointing to the ways in which it can be used as the basis for wider action on mental health at work.
The project has also produced a final report which integrates these documents as well as providing a useful summary of current literature and an assessment of potential scenarios for the future.
The reports from this project can be downloaded from:
MENTA50+ Online Serious Games: Learning to take actions for mental fitness and wellbeing in older age
This online serious games website brings you new teaching and training methods for maintaining mental fitness of people 50 plus based on online games.
MENTA50+ Handbook. Learning to take actions for mental fitness and wellbeing in older age. A toolkit for learners and facilitators on mental fitness
The aim of the MENTA50+ project is to contribute to the mental fitness of an ageing society. This handbook “Learning to take actions for mental fitness and wellbeing in older age” was developed 2013 and 2014 for interested stakeholders who intend to promote mental fitness and mental wellbeing of older people.
The handbook serves as a theoretical and practical background for various user groups on an individual and organisational level. It will help to deliver activities for older people on mental wellbeing and fitness. The handbook also serves as the background information for a 30 hour health promoting course activity.
Workshop on mental health in the workplace
The consultative workshop on mental health in the workplace took place in Brussels on the 24thy June. More than 40 people from 10 countries took part and they heard presentations on topics ranging from the legislative situation governing mental health in the European workplace, guidance for employers, the costs and benefits of taking action and possible scenarios for developing the area.
Participants came from a range of backgrounds and included the Social Partners, the Commission, EU agencies, NGOs and public health organisations.
The project is due to produce final versions of scenarios, an interpretative document on legislation and guidance for employers by the end of the summer. All ENMHP members will be informed of when these are available.
Improving Young People’s Mental Health in Europe: Transforming Lives, Strengthening Prevention
ENMHP- 23/06/2015 - 23/06/2015
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) report on the ‘Health of Young People in Europe’, mental disorders in young people are on the rise with an estimated 10- 20% of young Europeans suffering from mental or behavioural disorders.
This timely international symposium provides an invaluable opportunity to assess the current state of mental health policies for young people at the European level and to discover best practices in the field of prevention and early intervention. It will address measures to support young people’s mental health in both school and family settings, while also focusing on the action of health services and community environment in the promotion of mental well-being.
Fostering Healthy Workplaces for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth
ENMHP- 24/02/2015 - 24/02/2015
Workplace accidents in the EU claim more than 3 million victims per year and over 4,000 workers die due to serious accidents, according to a report issued by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (OSHA). The human suffering, as well as the economic burden of poor occupational safety and health is unacceptably high. Positive workplaces not only increase workers’ health, safety and wellbeing, but also companies' productivity and competitiveness. Studies have shown that for each Euro invested in prevention the return ranges between 1.29 and 2.89 Euros.
Women’s Health and Well-being in Europe: Protecting Rights, Preventing Inequalities
ENMHP-Handbook- 13/05/2014 - 13/05/2014
According to the World Health Organisation, health represents ‘a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.’ The Council of Europe has endorsed universality, access to quality care, equity, and solidarity as common values and principles underpinning the health systems of the EU Member States.
Improving Mental Health in the Workplace: Towards Better Prevention and Inclusion in Europe
ENMHP-Handbook- 25/03/2014 - 25/03/2014
Mental ill-health accounts for almost 20% of illnesses in Europe and mental health problems affect one in four people at some point in their life. This has a wider impact when mental ill-health leads to work absenteeism or the inability to find employment.