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Workshop Report: Mental Health Advocacy and Action in Europe

In June 2022 The George Institute for Global Health co-hosted a multi-day European Workshop with NCD Child on ‘Mental Health Advocacy and Action’.

The workshop report is now available. It showcases a diverse range of case studies that were presented during the workshop; covering the mental health impacts of climate change, and stigma, bias and discrimination experienced by women during pregnancy. It also presents the outputs of a focus group discussion with people living with non-communicable diseases (PLWNCDs) in Europe. The recommendations were developed by workshop participants; advocates, policy advisors, students, researchers and professionals working to reduce premature mortality from mental illnesses and suicide across Europe and globally.

It is the hope of The George Institute for Global Health and NCD Child that young people will benefit from the information and resources presented within the report. Readers may also be interested to hear remarks made during the workshop by Dr David Nabarro, COVID-19 Envoy at WHO and Co-director, Imperial Centre for Global Health Innovation, on mental health and actions needed to move forward: