World Mental Health Day, Brussels (EuroHealthNet co-organising and speaking)

09 October 2019 to 10 October 2019

To celebrate the World Mental Health Day, observed annually around the globe on 10 October 2019, we would like to invite you to a number of events that will bring together stakeholders, discussing key topics related to mental health.

09 October, 14:00 – 17:30

“The future of work and mental health – Ensuring quality employment in an ever-changing context” capacity-building seminar 

Location: Brussels  │ Venue: ICF SA, Avenue Marnix 17, 1000, Brussels, Magritte Meeting Room 4th floor

On the eve of the World Mental Health Day, the European Alliance for Mental Health – Employment & Work is organising a seminar “The future of work and mental health – Ensuring quality employment in an ever-changing context”.

The seminar will aim to discuss how changes in the world of work impact mental health and well-being and what can be done to adequately address these changes. The event will be relevant for EU and (sub-)national policy-makers, businesses, academia, social partners, civil society and advocacy organisations. The seminar will provide an opportunity for participants to exchange and learn more from each other.

More information about the event is available here.

To register, please click here

Update: The report of the capacity-building seminar can be found here.


10 October – from 10:00 to 13:00, followed by a networking lunch

Be RIGHT Final Conference

Location: Brussels  │ Venue: TBC

On 10 October 2019, the Erasmus+ project Be RIGHT will hold its final conference. Be RIGHT is a project that aims to raise awareness about the human rights of people with mental health issues. The Conference will discuss the main outcomes of the project, including:

  • the training course on the human rights of people with mental health issues which has been developed for professionals of health and care settings;
  • the board game for people with mental health issues so that they can learn and be aware of their rights.

Participants will include Mental Health Europe’s experts, representatives of project's consortium, European stakeholders and experts from experience. 

The venue in Brussels will be confirmed soon and the online registration will open shortly. This Conference is open to the public.


10 October – afternoon

World Mental Health Day 2019 – Mental Health Europe’s event in the European Parliament

Location: Brussels  │ Venue: European Parliament

On 10 October 2019, Mental Health Europe will bring together policy makers, users and key stakeholders with an interest in suicide prevention which is the topic of this year’s World Mental Health Day.

This event will:

  • explore the current situation in relation to the suicide in Europe;
  • identify effective strategies of suicide prevention and share good practices;
  • hear personal stories and share the needs of users of mental health services;
  • come forward with recommendations to improve the situation and approach to suicide prevention;
  • stimulate more EU action on prevention.

The event will be held at the premises of the European Parliament in Brussels. It will be hosted by the members of Mental Health Europe's Coalition for Mental Health and Wellbeing in the European Parliament. Speakers will include members of the European Parliament, representatives of the European Commission, WHO, OECD as well as MHE membership. A more detailed programme will be available shortly along with information on how to register.