WHO/Europe endorses the EU Mental Health Pact

Date

16 Jun 2008

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The new EU Mental Health Pact was launched on 13 June at a high-level Mental Health Conference that was coorganized by the WHO Regional Office for Europe, the Slovenian EU Presidency and the European Comission, DG SANCO. The WHO Regional Director for Europe Marc Danzon joined the EU Health Commissioner A. Vassiliou, the Slovenian Health Minister Z. Mazej-Kukovic and the European Parliament Vice-President M.A.M. Martinez at the opening session of the conference that gathered all EU, and EU-realted and other European stakeholders working in the field of mental health. The newly launched EU Mental Health Pact is a continuation of a long-term collaborative effort between WHO/Europe and the EC, which was taken highest on the two organizations' agendas, at the WHO Ministerial Mental Health Conference in Helsinki in 2005, with the launch of the WHO Mental Health Action Plan for Europe [pdf, 233KB] (http://www.euro.who.int/Document/MNH/edoc07.pdf) WHO Mental Health Declaration for Europe [pdf, 375KB] (http://www.euro.who.int/document/mnh/edoc06.pdf)