EuroHealthNet was s a partner in the Mental Health Policy consortium which organised the further development and implementation of the ‘EU Compass for Action on Mental Health and Wellbeing’.  Between 2015-18 the EU Compass was further developed into a revised web-based mechanism to collect, exchange and analyse information on policy and stakeholder activities in the field of mental health and wellbeing.  In this context, the key roles of the Consortium were to:

  • Collect information on policies, good practices, ongoing developments in EU Member States;
  • Engage with stakeholders throughout Member States and among non-governmental actors, raising their awareness and seeking their support and endorsement of scientific-based consensus papers through national and European meetings and activities; and
  • Widely disseminate the activities and information in the Compass to reach a greater number of stakeholders which should become an operational tool for stakeholders and the EC

In consultation with DG Sanco and CHAFEA seven topics were identified and were addressed by the Consortium. These were:

  • Prevention of depression and promotion of resilience
  • Provision of more accessible mental health services
  • Provision of community-based mental health services
  • Prevention of suicide
  • Mental health at workplace
  • Mental health in schools
  • Building integrated approaches for governance

The project was complementary to the Joint Action for Mental Health and Wellbeing.

Some of the main resources produced by EU Compass were:

More resources are available here.