War in Ukraine: one year on “Supporting neighbouring countries to address Mental health challenges” – A EuroHealthNet and SEEHN policy roundtable
Members of EuroHealthNet and the South-eastern Europe Health Network (SEEHN) met on the 31st of March to mark one year since the Russian invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022, to follow up on the discussions held on 12 April 2022 between national health institutes and authorities in the countries neighbouring Ukraine: Poland, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and Moldova (Ukraine crisis: supporting neighbouring EU Member States and Moldova in health-related matters, see report).
The purpose of this meeting was to discuss common and specific challenges related to mental health and psychosocial support mechanisms for Ukrainian refugees in member countries from EuroHealthNet’s and SEEHN’s networks. Discussions were held to see where further support can be given, in terms of connections, information, joint advocacy, and/or proposals for joint implementation measures.
The following countries were represented in the meeting:
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- North Macedonia
Based on the findings of the webinar, EuroHealthNet and SEEHN published a statement, calling for integrated, coordinated and forward-looking action on recovery-oriented mental health of Ukrainian refugees as the war continues
The report of the meeting will be made available soon.
Access EuroHealthNet slides on EU initiatives in support of mental health of Ukrainian refugees in response to Ukraine crisis here.
Access NIJZ slides "One year war in Ukraine. Experience and lessons learned in Slovenia here.