On 5 December 2018, Julian Beezhold (EPA Secretary General) and Tomas Zdechovsky (MEP) chaired the meeting of the European Parliament Interest Group on Mental health, Well-being and Brain Disorders, during which the Health Policy Partnership (HPP) launched the final report of the project “A sustainable approach to depression: moving from words to actions”. The project brought together a group of experts from across Europe to develop a report featuring 10 key policy recommendations, which were used to form a framework for action to provide a sustained policy response to depression.
The nine organisations behind the report are the Global Alliance of Mental Illness Advocacy Networks (GAMIAN – Europe), European Psychiatric Association (EPA), European Brain Council (EBC), European Federation of Associations of Families of People with Mental Illness (EUFAMI), Expert Platform on Depression, Eurocarers, European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP), Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes (UEMS) Section of Psychiatry and the International Federation for Psychotherapy (IFP).
This coalition of organisations will continue its advocacy activities and is considering future actions to stimulate and support better holistic management of major depressive disorders.
To read the Full Report, please click here.
To read the Executive Summary, please click here.