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  September 2011
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A Person-centred Community Approach
Launch of the Mental Health report in the EP


“It is essential to advocate and ensure that action is taken in issues related to mental health and these issues are kept high on the EU policy agenda," said Nessa MEP Childers, at the launch of the ESN report in the European Parliament. The event featured a lively debate with approximately 80 delegates from across Europe.

Mental Health and Wellbeing in Europe: A person-centred community approach in Europe report originates from the work of one of the ESN working group on mental health.

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Making Mental
Health a priority
At the ESN roundtable in the Parliament, high level panelists discussed possible actions to make mental health a policy priority in the framework of the EU 2020 Strategy
ESN Statement: Mental Health in Europe 2020
ESN statement highlights that health and social services working with people who have mental health problems should be person-centred, involve users and focus on their strengths and resources.
Copenhagen 2012:
Call for Workshops
ESN is delighted to launch the call for workshops for the 20th European Social Services Conference taking place is Copenhagen, 25-27 June 2012.
ESN and Active Ageing
ESN has joined the coalition for the European Year of Active Ageing 2012 and collects recent policy developments and resources.


Contracting for Quality
Aart De Geus, OECD
What place for Religion in Social Care
What place for religion and spirituality in social work was the theme of a study tour organised by TAIEX for civil society organisations from the Western Balkans, Turkey and Iceland.
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